• Relive the sights and sounds of the #jen17 Conference
  • Jeff Coffin & Branford Marsalis perform at the JEN 1st Annual Scholarship Concert
  • JEN 2017 Young Composers Showcase Selectees
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    Jeff Coffin speaks with an aspiring sax player in JEN's Exhibitor Hall.
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    Singers performing in the JENerations Jazz Festival
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    JEN Co-Founder Mary Jo Papich addresses the audience.
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    Willie Pickens (third from left) receives the 6th Annual Meade Legacy Jazz Griot Award from JEN President Caleb Chapman, and African American Jazz Caucus Representatives Marvin Sparks & Executive Director Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin.
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    An aspiring young musician performs along with her peers at the JENerations Jazz Festival.
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    Audiences packed the Empire Ballroom to watch exciting live performances throughout the Conference.
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    JEN Co-Founder and Conference Coordinator Dr. Lou Fischer presents Gabi Basile with the Dr. Lou Fischer JEN Co-Founder Scholarship Award.

Applications To Perform Or Present At 2018 JEN Conference Now Open

Applications To Perform Or Present at the Ninth Annual JEN Conference in Dallas (January 3 - 6, 2018) are now open from February 1st - March 31st. Apply to perform or present a clinic, research paper, or Jazz Industry/Music Business Symposium paper. You must be a current JEN member at an eligible membership level to apply: https://jazzednet.org/ApplicationLP

Thank you for a successful #jen17 Conference!  Watch the video recap!
Artists and audiences have headed home after an epic time in New Orleans. But the #jen17 Conference is ONLY THE BEGINNING of what is going to be a great year for Jazz Education. And we're excited to take that journey together with you as one JEN family.  (And let's not forget Dallas in 2018, either!)  Click here to view the #jen17 Conference Highlights recap! (video produced by Mojo Factory Productions)

JENerations Jazz Festival
Applications will be available beginning April 1. First-come first served!


There's still time to leave feedback in the 2017 Conference Guidebook
With all of the excitement taking place at the #jen17 Conference, you may not have had time to give feedback on all of the sessions and performances you attended.  But it's not too late!  Please share your thoughts by opening the individual sessions, and select the stars in the "Rate This Session" feature.  Your feedback will help us continue to feature clinic sessions, concerts, jams, and exhibits that you want to see in future JEN conferences.  And if you didn't download the Guidebook app while at the conference, you can do so now:

Download to your mobile phone: https://guidebook.com/g/jen2017/

Download to your computer or Windows device: https://guidebook.com/guide/71419/

Nominate for the JEN Board of Directors
Nominate yourself or a colleague to join our talented Board of Directors.  Nominations will be reviewed as received by the Nominating Committee this year for the 2017 - 2019 Board terms currently available.

A slate of nominees for new and returning members on the Board will be prepared in accordance with the organization's By Laws [article 6.2(a)] for vote by JEN membership with voting privileges.

Nominations will remain open until Midnight (EDT) March 15, 2017.

Our current and ever-growing membership is a vast and varied pool of richly diverse and multi-talented individuals. Here is your opportunity to share your passion, knowledge, expertise, and experience to enrich the community!  (Please note: You must be a current voting level member and signed in on the website to nominate). Click here to nominate today.


Donate to JEN
Help us keep jazz education alive throughout the year by donating to JEN.


JEN 1st Annual Scholarship Concert Raises More Than $30,000 For New Scholarship Programs...Thanks To YOU!!


JEN is pleased to announce that - thanks to YOU who attended our 1st Annual Scholarship Concert at the 8th Annual Conference - we raised more than $30,000 toward new scholarship programs and initiatives! The event featured Jeff Coffin & Caleb Chapman's "Inside of the Outside Project", featuring Branford Marsalis, Victor Wooten, Kirk Whalum, John Beasley, Rashwan Ross, and the Crescent Super Band...with jazz students performing right alongside the jazz masters who inspire them!  Other special guests included Randy Brecker, David Paich, Howard Levy, and several others. Click here for a photo montage on JEN's Facebook page of the event.  And click here to view an exciting video recap of the Concert. (video produced by Mojo Factory Productions)