2020 Conference


NEW SCHEDULE IN 2020! The annual conference will begin on TUESDAY with the last day on FRIDAY.


New Orleans, Louisiana

View all the applications for our conference and ongoing annual programs.

JEN is committed to representing and cultivating diversity in all areas of its operation which includes, but is not limited to, its staff, board members, volunteers, presenters, clinicians, performers and audiences. This commitment is present in all programs and decision making, including the selection of performers and presenters at its conference.

We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for the 2020 Conference.

Click below to apply.

Photo by René Huemer

In celebration of the anniversaries of

Charlie Parker’s and Dave Brubeck’s 100th birthdays

submissions with Charlie Parker or Dave Brubeck-related content are encouraged for the 2020 Conference.


Click on the appropriate applications below to submit your information to JEN for the Annual Conference.


JENerations Jazz Festival

JEN Chapters & JEN Societies

Opens March 1

JENeral Individual Members 

($96 annually or $8 monthly)

Opens April 1

First come – First served

(until all available slots are filled)




Deadline October 15

Young Composer Showcase

Open March 15

Deadline September 15


Open March 15

Deadline September 15


Register to Exhibit

Conference Hotel Rooms sell out quickly.

Register and reserve your hotel room early!


Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation/JEN Fellowship

Submissions due by September 15

Click below to apply

Conference Volunteer

Space Rental

Conference Performer

2020 Conference Applications Closed

February 1 -March 31, 2019

Conference Clinician

2020 Conference Applications Closed

February 1 -March 31, 2019

Conference Research Presentation

2020 Conference Applications Closed

February 1 -March 31, 2019

Jazz Industry/Music Business Symposium

2020 Conference Applications Closed

February 1 -March 31, 2019

2020 Conference Show Guide

Ad space in the 2020 Conference Show Guide is full and no longer available.

JEN Annual Conference ShowGuide Ads are handled directly through the DOWNBEAT magazine company as the publisher of this year’s JEN Program Book.

Contact DOWNBEAT for advertising rates, quotes and deadlines.

For schools & record companies (except schools in the Northeast) contact:

Jen Ruban-Gentile

630-941-2030, x 114



For musical instrument manufacturers and schools in the Northeast contact:

Ritche Deraney



Deadline for guaranteed inclusion in the conference show guide is November 12th.


Thank you!

2020 Conference Sponsors

The Jazz Education Network annual conference is made possible by hundreds of volunteers and the sponsors listed below.

2020 Associate Sponsor

2020 Associate Sponsor


2020 Associate Sponsor

Berklee College of Music

2020 Associate Sponsor

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation

2020 Associate Sponsor

The University of New Orleans School of the Arts

2020 Associate Sponsor

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

Music For All

JENerations Jazz Festival

presented in partnership with

Music For All