Conference Schedule

Jan 3 – 6, 2018

Dallas, TX, USA

Hyatt Regency – Downtown

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Click the links below to view and download the complete schedule REVISED 11-9-17

Important message…JEN updates the schedule frequently to keep the schedule as current as possible as we progress closer to the conference.  Musicians live complicated lives and the schedule as a result is Subject to Change without notice.

Coming soon…Use the GuideBook App to create your own personal conference schedule.

 

The 2018 Annual JEN Conference Schedule

All listed times are U.S. Central Standard Time.

Click on each day for schedule highlights.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Friday, January 5, 2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Scholarship Concert

9 am – 11 am: Jazz Industry & Music Business Pre-Conference Symposium
11 am – 3pm: Jazz Connect at JEN! Presented in Affiliation with Jazz Forward Coalition

   Bryan Beeman – Atrium Level
   (Attendance to the Symposium is open/no badge is required)

1 pm – 8 pm: Conference Registration Open

   Trinity – Lobby Level
   *A Conference badge is required to attend events after 3pm

3 pm – 4 pm: JENeral Session*

   Landmark A – Lobby Level

8 pm – 11 pm: Evening Performances*

   Inspirations Stage/Landmark A-C – Lobby Level

      The UofM Frost Septet with Rick Margitza & Randy Brecker
      Lauren Kinhan Presents a Sleeping’ Bee – A Nancy Wilson Sonnet
      Kris Berg & The Metroplexity Big Band with Chris Vadala & Kirk Whalum

11 pm – 12 am: Late-night performance*

Visions Stage (Landmark D . – Lobby Level)

     The Afro Peruvian New Trends Orchestra

11:30 pm – 1:30 am: Pro Jam Sessions

   Monduel’s – Atrium Level

12 am – 1:30 am: JENerations Student Jam Sessions*/JAM of the Week*

   Founder’s Wing – Atrium Level

9 am: Clinic Sessions, Performances, JJF and Research

  Reference Guidebook On Site

1 pm – 8 pm: Conference Registration Open

  Trinity – Lobby Level

8 pm – 11 pm: Evening Performances

  Inspirations Stage/Landmark A-C – Lobby Level

     True North
     Walter Smith III Trio
     University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band with Jim Pugh, Ernie Watts & Doc Severinsen

11 pm – 12 am: Late-night Performance

  LeJENds Stage/Reunion G-H – Lobby Level

     Dave Pietro Ensemble

11:30 pm – 1:30 am: Pro Jam Sessions

  Monduel’s – Atrium Level

12 am – 1:30 am: JENerations Student Jam Sessions/JAM of the Week

Founder’s Wing – Atrium Level

9 am: Clinic Sessions, Performances, JJF and Research

  Reference Guidebook On Site

9 am – 5 pm: Conference Registration Open
7 pm – 8 pm: Will Call Only

  Trinity – Lobby Level

7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

*2nd Annual JEN Scholarship Concert – JENerosity for the Future

  Landmark Ballroom – Lobby Level

     Marcus Miller, Guest Speaker
     The University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band – Alan Baylock, director
with Chris Potter, Audrey Ochoa, Rashawn Ross, Marcus Miller  

*Ticketed Event – Ticket Required

9 pm – 11 pm: Evening Performances

  Landmark D – Lobby Level

     Grace Kelly Quartet
     U.S. Air Force AIRMEN of NOTE with Stefon Harris

11 pm – 12 am: Late-night performances

  New Voices Stage/Reunion A-C – Lobby Level

     Brasuka

11:30 pm – 1:30 am: Pro Jam Sessions

  Monduel’s – Atrium Level

12 am – 1:30 am: JENerations Student Jam Sessions/JAM of the Week

  Founder’s Wing – Atrium Level

9 am: Clinic Sessions, Performances, JJF and Research

  Reference Guidebook On Site

10 am – 2 pm: Conference Registration Open
7 pm – 8 pm: Will Call Only

8 pm – 11 pm: Evening Performances

  Landmark D – Lobby Level

     Ben Markley Big Band with Terell Stafford & Jeff Hamilton
     Cal St. Long Beach Pacific Standard Time
     Bass Extremes with Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Omar Hakim,
               with Sean Jones-bass trumpet

11:30 pm – 1:30 am: Pro Jam Sessions

  Monduel’s – Atrium Level

 

 

JEN 2nd Annual Scholarship Concert – JENerosity for the Future*

  Friday, January 5, 2018

7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

  Inspirations Stage/Landmark Ballroom – Lobby Level

     Marcus Miller, guest speaker

 

featuring

     The University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band – Alan Baylock, director with Chris Potter, Audrey Ochoa, Rashawn Ross, Marcus Miller

*TIcketed Event – Conference Attendees  – $25
Non-Attendees – $85 (includes entire evening concerts)

 

 Sponsors: Yamaha, New England Conservatory, the University of North Texas

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