2014 Conference Schedule

2014 JEN CONFERENCE SCHEDULE



Jazz Education Network

5th Annual Conference

Five Years...and Moving Forward!

January 8-11, 2014

View a recap of the 2014 conference here!

Our conference schedule is available on Guidebook. Meanwhile, download the Guidebook app on the link below.

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Announcing the 2014 Performer & Clinician list!

The complete schedule for the conference has been finalized and is posted below and will soon be available on GUIDEBOOK. We look forward to seeing you in Dallas, TX, for yet another outstanding conference!  

Due to scheduling issues that may arise, clinicians and performers and/or performance time and location are subject to change. The Jazz Education Network reserves the right to make program changes as necessary. Please note the REVISED Date posted under the title of this page to be certain you have the most recent changes available.

You can download a JEN 2014 CHRONOLOGICAL SCHEDULE that is chronological at the bottom of this page. The download is 8.5"x11" LANDSCAPE 9 pages in length. NEW REVISED VERSION posted 11-22-13

For information related to how artists are accepted to perform and or present a clinic click here: Performance/Clinic Timeline & Process

 

Keynote Guest Speaker: Jeff Coffin

JENerations Jazz Festival Guest Speaker: Victor Wooten


Conference Performances featuring Professional Ensembles & Soloists:

For a special highlight of featured artists on the evening concerts, click here.

(Note: Alphabetized by Last Name of the leader OR Name of Ensemble as appropriate to listing. All concerts are 50 minutes in duration with exception of those appearing on the Inspirations Stage between 8pm-11pm)

Conference Performances featuring School/Community Ensembles/Guest Artist(s):

Conference Clinics, Research Presentations & Panel Discussions:

(Note: Alphabetized by Last Name of the lead clinician)

  • Anyone Can Improvise
    • Jamey Aebersold
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  2:00 PM – Cumberland A-D
    • Sponsor: Jamey Aebersold Jazz
  • Electro-Jazz: Computers in the Jazz Ensemble
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques
  • Arranging for Jazz Combo: How to Adapt Jazz Ensemble Arranging Techniques for Your Smaller Ensemble
    • Kris Berg with Members of the Metroplexity Big Band
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  9:00 AM – Pegasus Ballroom
    • Sponsor: Alfred Music
  • Double Bass Techniques of the Early Jazz Era
    • Adam Booker
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 9:00 AM – Cumberland G-H
    • Sponsor: University of Minnesota Duluth
  • A Conversation with LeJENd of Latin Jazz Candido Camero. Bobby Sanabria, moderator
    • Candido Camero
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  12:00 PM – Pegasus Ballroom
    • Sponsor: Latin Percussion (Candido Camero), Pearl, Sabian, Vic Firth, and Latin Percussion (Bobby Sanabria)
  • Strategies for Jazz Combo: Rehearsal Exercises that Promote Listening, Interaction and Creativty
    • Jonathan Campbell
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 9:00 AM – Pegasus Ballroom
  • The Answer is Right in Front of You!: Helping the Young Jazz Improviser Understand Harmony Through the Published Melody
    • Will Campbell
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 4:00 PM – Cumberland I-J
    • Sponsor: UNC Charlotte/Rico Reeds/Conn-Selmer, Inc.
  • Klook-Mop: A Rhythmic Signature of Bebop
  • The Guitar's Role In Combo and Big Band Settings
    • Corey Christiansen with Jeremy Allen (bass), TBA (drums)
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  9:00 AM – Cumberland K-L
    • Sponsor: D'Addario, Planet Waves, Buscarino Guitars, Corey Christiansen's Modern Guitar Community
  • Teacher Effectiveness In The Jazz Rehearsal: What Research Can Offer The Jazz Pedagogue
    • John Coggiola Ph. D.
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 4:30 PM – Cumberland G-H
    • Sponsor: Setnor School of Music, Syracuse University
  • The Invisible Genre: Jazz Music and Advocacy
    • Jean Cook
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 4:00 PM – Cumberland G-H
    • Sponsor: Future of Music Coalition
  • Notation Plain and Simple -- The Jazz Default
    • Tim Davies
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 10:00 AM – Cumberland E-F
    • Sponsor: MakeMusic
  • Arranging Improvisation Sections and Backgrounds for Jazz Ens.
    • Richard DeRosa
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  10:00 AM – Cumberland I-J
    • Sponsor: University of North Texas
  • Vocal/Instrumental Workshop: What is so Challenging About 'RUBATO'?! A Workshop for Vocalists and Accompanists (Any Instrument)
    • Dena DeRose
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 3:00 PM – Pegasus Ballroom
  • Tales From the Cymbal Bag-Historical and Hysterical Memoirs of Lennie DiMuzio
    • Lenny Dimuzio with Moderator: Bob Briethaupt
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 2:30 PM – Cumberland E-F
    • Sponsor: Sabian Cymbals
  • Dave Douglas Jazz Workshop
    • Dave Douglas assisted by BYU Synthesis Ensemble members
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 4:00 PM – Pegasus Ballroom
  • Song Interpretation: Sincere and Spontaneous Lyric Delivery through the Styles
  • Fretless Songs - Blending East and West
    • Kamil Erdem with John Baboian: guitar (Professor, Berklee College of Music)
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 11:00 AM – Pegasus Ballroom
  • Drumset Proficiency for All Jazz Curricula
    • Peter Erskine with Jake Reed, Drew Armentrout
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  6:00 PM – Cumberland K-L
    • Sponsor: Roland Corporation
  • The Jazz Trombonist: Basic Concepts and Techniques
  • “Blow the Curtain Open:” How North Texas’ Gene Hall and Leon Breeden Helped Establish the Legitimacy of Jazz in Music Education
  • Women in Jazz: Inspiring our Girls to Play!
  • The Evolution of the Jazz Rhythm Section
    • Daniel Glass
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 1:00 PM – Cumberland K-L
    • Sponsor: Alfred Publishing, DW Drums, Crescent Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Aquarian Drumheads, LP Percussion
  • From a Blank Page: Strategies for Jazz Composition
    • Eric Gould
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 12:00 PM – Cumberland I-J
    • Sponsor: Berklee College of Music
  • Seeking The Source and Finding Your Voice
    • Fred Haas
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 9:00 AM – Pegasus Ballroom
  • Wrapping Your Ears Around A Tune
    • Randy Halberstadt
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  5:30 PM – Cumberland A-D
    • Sponsor: Cornish College of the Arts
  • Teaching Jazz History in the 21st Century (panel discussion)
    • John Edward Hasse with José Antonio Bowen (Southern Methodist University); Stephen Pond (Cornell University); Frederick Fiddmont (Santa Monica Community College); and Jerry Tolson (University of Louisville)
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  3:00 PM – Cumberland I-J
  • Teaching Jazz Improvisation with the iRealb App
    • Drew Hays
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 6:00 PM – Cumberland E-F
    • Sponsor: Cannonball Saxophones
  • Louis Armstrong: “I figure singing and playing is the same.”
    • Vic Hobson
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 2:00 PM – Cumberland G-H
  • Repertoire = Success: The Choice is Yours
    • Greg Jasperse
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  12:00 PM – Cumberland A-D
    • Sponsor: Alfred Music
  • Finale in a Jazz Environment
    • Tom Johnson
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  1:00 PM – Cumberland E-F
    • Sponsor: MakeMusic, Inc.
  • What's New in SmartMusic
    • Leigh Kallestad
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 1:00 PM – Cumberland E-F
    • Sponsor: MakeMusic, Inc.
  • Clinical Pearls for Improving Saxophone Performance
    • Gary Keller
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 1:00 PM – Cumberland I-J
    • Sponsor: Conn - Selmer Inc.
  • A Guide to Learning and Knowing Tunes
    • Michael Kocour
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 9:00 AM – Cumberland A-D
    • Sponsor: Arizona State University
  • Complete Jazz Solutions for iPad
  • Jazz in Hong Kong: A Cross-cultural Perspective
    • Sheung Ping Lai with Abson Fung, Barry Lee, Samuel Chan
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  5:00 PM – Cumberland G-H
    • Sponsor: Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • Chords in Motion
  • Towards an Informed Pedagogy of Modern New Orleans Style
    • Matt Leder
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 2:30 PM – Cumberland G-H
    • Sponsor: Northern New Mexico College
  • Against the Grain Guide Tones in Improvisation, Arranging and Comping
    • Bert Ligon
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 3:00 PM – Cumberland K-L
    • Sponsor: University of South Carolina
  • “The Black Blower of the Now:” Coltrane, King, and Rhetorical Change
    • Barry Long
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  9:00 AM – Cumberland G-H
    • Sponsor: Bucknell University
  • Afro-Caribbean Musical Techniques In The Small Jazz Ensemble - Coaching Perspectives
    • Brian Lynch with Members of the Frost Afro-Caribbean Jazz Artist Ensemble
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 12:00 PM – Pegasus Ballroom
    • Sponsor: Yamaha
  • Genius Considered: The Life, Music, and Lasting Influence of Ahmad Jamal
    • Michael Mackey
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  10:00 AM – Cumberland G-H
  • A Jazz Curriculum Guide for Use by all Public High Schools
  • Saxophone Section Rehearsal Techniques-Tips from the Pros
  • Life Lessons: From the Classroom to the Bandstand
    • Lee Mergner
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 2:00 PM – Cumberland A-D
  • Triplets and Jazz Drumming
    • Butch Miles
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 12:00 PM – Cumberland K-L
    • Sponsor: Ludwig Drum Company
  • Using Motivic Development and Other Compositional Devices in Improvisation
    • Bob Mintzer
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  1:00 PM – Cumberland I-J
    • Sponsor: Eastman Saxophones
  • Graduate Education in Jazz Studies: Current Issues and Future Directions
    • John Murphy with Ken Schaphorst, Luke Gillespie
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  3:00 PM – Cumberland G-H
  • Advocacy 101-What is Music Education Advocacy?
    • NAfME
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 10:00 AM – Cumberland I-J
  • And…the band: the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra as Remembered by Selected Former Members
  • River Runs: Extended Jazz Composition for Orchestra
    • Chuck Owen
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 11:00 AM – Cumberland A-D
  • Revealing the Gender Mystery
    • Mary Jo Papich with Monika Herzig, Marlene Rosenberg, Audrey Morrison
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  3:00 PM – Cumberland E-F
  • The Jazz Artist's Survival Guide Clinic
    • Greg Pasenko
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  1:30 PM – Cumberland G-H
    • Sponsor: Blujazz Label and Promotions
  • A (Not So) Beginner's Guide to Solo Piano
    • Roberta Piket
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 9:00 AM – Cumberland K-L
    • Sponsor: Thirteenth Note Records
  • True Jazz Improvisation - A Clear Path to Making Real Music in Real Time
  • The Past, Present, and Future of Jazz Education: Toward Alternatives in Jazz Pedagogy
    • Joshua Renick
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 10:00 AM – Cumberland G-H
  • Hot Trumpets From New Orleans: The Unsung Masters
  • Transcription 101 for Vocalists (and anyone else!)
    • Louise Rogers with Mark Kross
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  9:00 AM – Cumberland A-D
    • Sponsor: Alfred
  • JEN Vocal New Music Reading Session
  • Ginga: The Rhythmic Language of Brazilian Music
    • Jovino Santos Neto
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 5:00 PM – Cumberland K-L
    • Sponsor: Cornish College of the Arts
  • Swing Harder & Improve Your Time:Understanding the Rhythms of Bebop
    • Peter Saxe
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 10:00 AM – Cumberland I-J
    • Sponsor: Columbia College Chicago
  • Drummers and Style: The Historical Connection with “Tunes”
    • Marvin Sparks
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 4:30 PM – Cumberland K-L
    • Sponsor: Vic Firth Inc, Sabian, D'Addario, and Lone Star College-Kingwood
  • 10 Lessons In Jazz Improvisation
    • Mike Steinel
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 5:00 PM – Cumberland A-D
    • Sponsor: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Music Theory Online
    • Andrew Surmani
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 4:00 PM – Cumberland E-F
    • Sponsor: Alfred Music
  • A New Perspective on Jazz Theory Pedagogy
    • Dariusz Terefenko
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  12:00 PM – Cumberland G-H
    • Sponsor: Eastman School of Music
  • Telling Your Story: One-Stop-Marketing-Shop for Developing Your Brand

  • Jazz Absolutes
    • John Thomas with Irene Gabriel-Thomas, Richard Thomas, Sharon Thomas
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  2:00 PM – Cumberland K-L
    • Sponsor: University of Southern California Thornton School of Music
  • Developing Your Band’s Groove: The Inner Game of Rhythm
  • The Jazz Commandments: Guidelines for Successful, Authentic Swing Performance
    • Jerry Tolson
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  10:00 AM – Cumberland E-F
  • Becoming a "Jazzperson": Moving Beyond the Sounds and Tones in the Music
    • Gianfranco Tornatore
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 6:00 PM – Cumberland G-H
  • Jump, Jive and Wail: Jazzin' it Up in Music Class
    • Richard Victor and Jennifer McDonel
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 1:00 PM – Cumberland A-D
    • Sponsor: pds4me.com
  • Steps to Better Ballad Playing
    • Tom Walsh with Luke Gillespie, piano
    • Fri., Jan. 10 –  12:00 PM – Cumberland K-L
    • Sponsor: Indiana University
  • Finding Efficacy: Revealing the Mystery of Women in Jazz
    • Erin Wehr
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 11:30 AM – Cumberland G-H
    • Sponsor: University of Iowa
  • The History of Jazz through the Trombonist's Perspective
    • Scott Whitfield with Ginger Berglund
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 4:00 PM – Cumberland I-J
    • Sponsor: The Getzen Company
  • Lead Trumpet Playing With The Count Basie Orchestra
    • Michael Williams
    • Sat., Jan. 11 – 6:00 PM – Cumberland I-J
    • Sponsor: P. MAURIAT
  • Vocal Jazz Concepts for Young Choirs
    • Natalie Wilson
    • Thu., Jan. 9 – 3:00 PM – Cumberland A-D

JEN SPECIAL Sessions/Committee Meetings:

JENerations Jazz Festival Participant List:

(Note: Ensembles having applied to participate are alphabetized by Name of Ensemble as appropriate to listing. All concerts are 30 minutes in duration followed by a 30 minute adjudication by two major mentoring artists)

  • Arlington High School Jazz Band
  • Austin Academy Jazz Ensemble I
  • Bellevue College Vocal Jazz Ensemble 'Celebration'
  • Bemidji State University's Blue Ice 
  • Big D Jazz Ensemble I
  • Booker T. Washington HSPVA Jazz Singers
  • Caleb Chapman's Crescent Super Band
  • Carroll Senior High School Jazz Orchestra
  • Cedar Hill High School Longhorn Steel Band
  • Crescent Octet
  • Dallas Jazz Harp Ensemble
  • Denton High School II
  • Folsom High School Combo
  • Folsom High School Jazz Band I
  • Folsom High School Jazz Choir I
  • HKIED Jazz Ensemble
  • Hoover Jam from Hoover High School
  • Jokobissimo
  • Lone Peak High School Advanced Big Band
  • Milton Academy Jazz Combo I
  • Milton Academy Jazz Combo II
  • Milton Academy Jazz Combo III
  • NCTC Jazz Orchestra
  • Oklahoma Christian University Jazz Ensemble
  • Synergy Jazz Youth Combo
  • Temple High School Blues
  • Temple High School Highlighters
  • Texas City Jazz Band
  • Thelma Yellin Big Band
  • UNC Pembroke Jazz Combo I
  • UNO Jazz I
  • Waco High School Jazz Ensemble
  • Wakeland High School Jazz Ensemble 1

Registration Hours:

  • Wed, Jan. 8, 2014 - 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Thu, Jan. 9, 2014 - 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri, Jan. 10, 2014 - 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat, Jan. 11, 2014 - 10:00 AM-2:00 PM; 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Exhibit Hours:

Thursday, January 9th , 2014

  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM / Exhibitor Load-in and Setup
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM / Exclusive "Exhibitors Welcome" for all conference attendees in the exhibit hall.   Cash Bar, hor douvres, and music!

Friday, January 10th, 2014

  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM/ Exhibit Hours
  • Dedicated Exhibitor Hour: 11:00 AM - 12 PM (Meet the Artists/VIPs!)
  • Dedicated Exhibitor Hour: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM / Exhibit Hours
  • Dedicated Exhibit Hour: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Meet the Artists/VIPs!)
  • Dedicated Exhibit Hour: 3:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM/Exhibitor Dismantle