• Relive the sights and sounds of the #jen17 Conference
  • JEN 2017 Young Composers Showcase Selectees
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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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    Dee Dee Bridgewater speaks to the JEN Convention audience.
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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.

Vote Now To Ratify JEN's 2017 Board of Directors Slate -
Final Days To Cast Your Vote by May 31st


A slate of nominees has been prepared in accordance with the organization's By Laws [article 6.2 (a)] for ratification by JEN membership with voting privileges.  Voting will remain open until Midnight EDT May 31, 2017, with the announcement of the outcome to be pubished immediately following the conclusion of the election. Please review the proposed slate online and cast your vote to ratify today. You can read about each nominee's credentials and view the slate by clicking here.

Please note: You must be a current voting-level member and must first SIGN IN on the JEN website in order to be able to view the page and vote to ratify.



Timeline Available For Those Who Applied Perform Or Present At 2018 JEN Conference

A big "JEN Thank You" goes out to everyone who applied to perform or present at the 2018 JEN Conference in Dallas.  Now that the deadline has passed and the application process is closed, we've created a Communication Timeline which outlines the review process and provides helpful dates and information you can follow to be "in the know." Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the timeline information, as it will answer many of the questions you may have.


JEN Launches Chapters & Societies Initiative

As part of its mission to buiild the jazz arts comunity, JEN has launched a new Chapters & Societies Initiative.  Institutions at the university, college, high school, junior high, and community music school levels can now organize their students to develop an Educational Chapter to take advantage of all JEN member benefits, including hosting events on-campus. We are also introducing a Jazz Societies program, where people excited about Jazz can form clubs and organizations to host activities in their region and take advantage of additional benefits available specifically to Jazz Socities.  Watch JEN President Caleb Chapman's video for more details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zePNdhu3XkY.  
And visit www.jazzednet.org/ChapOrgInfo.


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)

 


 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY! Managing Director, JEN
JEN is looking for a Managing Director.  Do you have the passion, dedication, and experience to make a difference?  Read the job description and apply BY THE JUNE 1ST DEADLINE!


Housing Available for 2018 Conference in Dallas
Housing assignments are available at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at a special discounted rate for JEN members who will attend the 2018 Conference.
The deadline to reserve at the JEN block rate is December 12, 2017, or until the hotel is sold out. Discounted rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Click here for more information.

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

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

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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)