NEW SCHEDULE IN 2020! The annual conference will begin on TUESDAY with the last day on FRIDAY.
Jazz Industry & Music Business Symposium l Performances l Workshops l Panel discussions l Research presentations l JENerations Jazz Festival with live mentoring clinics
Our annual conference brings together jazz beginners and experts for a once-in-a lifetime experience.
Part music festival, part networking, part education and all inspiration. The annual conference hosts thousands of people from around the globe.
Come for the music, stay for the hang.
If you are a performer, presenter or exhibitor, you do NOT need to purchase a registration.
But you will need a badge.
Watch your inbox in the fall for a link to badge registration.
More details and answers to Frequently Asked Questions…
Yes you can!
Contact DOWNBEAT for advertising rates, quotes and deadlines.
For schools & record companies (except schools in the Northeast) contact:
630-941-2030, x 114
For musical instrument manufacturers and schools in the Northeast contact:
Deadline for guaranteed inclusion in the conference show guide is November 12th.
presented in partnership with
12th Annual Conference
Jan 6-9, 2021
Galt House Hotel Trademark Collection by Wyndham (Louisville, KY)
13th Annual Conference
Jan 5-8, 2022
Hyatt Regency (Dallas, TX)
14th Annual Conference
Jan 4-7, 2023
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
15th Annual Conference
Jan 3-6, 2024
Hyatt Regency (New Orleans, LA)
16th Annual Conference
Jan 8-11, 2025
Hyatt Regency (Atlanta, GA)
The Jazz Education Network Board has established a philosophical, practical and fiscally sound approach as we pursue conference locations.
Prior to 2013, we utilized a site review committee to make recommendations to the Board. Since 2013, JEN has utilized the Hospitality Performance Network (HPN), Casey Kruer, VP of Accounts, ckruer@HPNglobal.com or (502) 819-8671 as our agent in locating comparable sites based on certain criteria. HPN has proven beneficial for us as they bring significantly more clout due to the number of clients in their collective portfolio and established relationships with all major hotels around the world.
JEN employs the following criteria when determining conference sites:
2010: $75 • Hilton Airport Hotel, St. Louis/Site: University of MO St. Louis • May 23-2
2011: $150 • Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, LA • Jan 5-8
2012: $115/$135 • The Galt House, Louisville, KY • Jan 4-7
2013: $119 • Hyatt Regency Peachtree, Atlanta, GA • Jan 2-5
2014: $139 • Hyatt Regency at Reunion, Dallas, TX • Jan 8-11
2015: $169 • Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA • Jan 7-10
2016: $115/$139 • The Galt House, Louisville, KY • Jan 6-9
2017: $169 • Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA • Jan 4-7
2018: $149 • Hyatt Regency, Dallas, TX • Jan 3-6
2019: $89/$109 • Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV • Jan 9-12
2020: $179 • Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA • Jan 8-11
2021: $127/$147 • The Galt House, Louisville, KY • Jan 6-9
2022: $179 • Hyatt Regency, Dallas, TX • Jan 3-6
2023: $99/$119 • Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV • Jan 4-7
The biggest thrill I get personally from going to JEN is interacting with the students and seeing old friends. I get to see some of my young friends too! Every year I meet some incredible new people at JEN and every year I come away inspired, thankful and full of new ideas on how to teach and share knowledge with others. I will continue to go to JEN every year my schedule allows.”
— JEFF COFFIN, SAXOPHONIST/COMPOSER/EDUCATOR/AUTHOR