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You’ll never forget the time that you nailed the solo of a lifetime or the nervous excitement of your first gig. Now imagine jamming with jazz enthusiasts from around the world. Truly unforgettable. As a JEN member, you get the chance to connect with a global network of jazz advocates just like you.

With our growing list of membership benefits, being a JEN member is more than just an affiliation. It is about being part of a community of jazz players, teachers, students, enthusiasts, industry and more, all dedicated to keeping the jazz arts thriving for generations to come.

more than just an affiliation

Questions About Membership

When you become a JEN member, you gain access to all of our popular ongoing year-round programs: scholarship, JAZZ2U, mentorship, and more.

10 Reasons to be a JEN Member

1. Network with other educators and students from around the world.
2. Perform with your group in front of the leading jazz educators in the world.
3. Hear other bands & choirs from around the world.
4. Receive discounts to affiliate Jazz-based magazines, gear and other resources.
5. Listen or participate in the conference Jam Sessions
6. Hear some of the top jazz professionals in the world LIVE on stage at the JEN conference!
7. Check out all the new gear (instruments, music, etc.)
8. Learn new teaching techniques to take back to your school.
9. Take advantage of special offers for members.
10. Opportunity to get involved with like-minded colleagues, mentors and peers.

How much does it cost?

We have something for everyone!

JENeral Individual Member (Ages 19 and up) – $84 

eJEN Individual Member (Ages 19 and up) – $45 

yJEN Individual Member (Ages 18 and under) – Free


Corporations and small businesses
Educational and other nonprofit organizations

  • $24 annual dues for each Chapter Student member
  • $0 annual dues for each Chapter Student member (age 18 and under)
  • $50 annual dues for a JENeral membership for each Chapter member (normally $84)

 

JEN Membership payments are annual and non-refundable.

JENeral Individual Member

JENeral Individual Member (Ages 19 and up) – $84 

 Benefits:

  • Receive JAZZed Magazine – bi-monthly (Currently available only to U.S. Residents)
  • Receive Downbeat Magazine – monthly
  • Eligibility to submit performance and clinic applications (subject to annual appearance guidelines)
  • Eligibility to submit JAZZ2U grant applications
  • Eligibility to serve as a member of the Board of Directors or on the Executive Committee as an Officer
  • Eligibility to serve on Committees
  • Voting rights in all member elections/meetings
  • Receive JEN eNewsletters 
  • Full access to Members Only section of the website
  • Limited access to leading JEN member educators, industry representatives and artists, both young and old
  • Eligibility to purchase registration to attend all JEN activities and events

eJEN Individual Member

eJEN Individual Member (Ages 19 and up) – $45 annual dues

Benefits:

  • Access to JazzEd Magazine online
  • Access to Downbeat Magazine online
  • Voting rights in all member elections/meetings only
  • Eligibility to receive JEN eNewsletters and eBlasts
  • Limited access to Members Only section of the website
  • Limited access to leading JEN member educators, industry representatives and artists, both young and old
  • Eligibility to purchase registration to attend all JEN activities and events

 

yJEN Membership

yJEN Membership (Ages 18 and Under) – $0 annual dues

Benefits:

  • Access to JAZZed Magazine online
  • Access to Downbeat Magazine online
  • Eligibility to receive JEN eNewsletters
  • Limited access to leading JEN member educators, industry representatives and artists, both young and old
  • Eligibility to purchase registration to attend all JEN activities and events (Chaperone/registration purchase required for 17 and under.)

Corporate Membership

Corporate Membership – $550 annual dues

Benefits:

  • 1 organizational membership includes 3 designated representatives:
    • 1 JENeral membership and 2 representatives
      • 1 JENeral membership and 2 representatives
      • 1 JENeral Membership includes JENeral Membership Benefits
  • Eligibility to display merchandise (with approval of board) on line by providing a web link to JEN (Note: One link per member limit)
  • Eligibility to have JEN link/listing to your website with appropriate logo provided to JEN
  • Authorization to link your website to JEN with appropriate logo provided by JEN
  • If exhibiting at Conference, JEN website link from posted Exhibitor Page to your website. Note: JEN reserves the right to refuse the posting of any website material based on content appropriateness or other criteria.
  • Limited access to leading JEN member educators, industry representatives and artists, both young and old
  • Designated JENeral member representative is eligible to:
    • Purchase exhibit space at the Annual Conference with Corporate Listing
    • Submit performance and clinic applications for up to 4 artists (subject to guidelines)
    • Submit JAZZ2U grant applications

 

Institution Membership

Institution Membership – $350 annual dues

Open to educational institutions at any level, foundations, arts groups with a non voting membership base.

Benefits:

  • 1 organizational membership includes 3 designated representatives:
    • 1 JENeral membership and 2 representatives
      • 1 JENeral membership and 2 representatives
      • 1 JENeral Membership includes JENeral Membership Benefits
  • Eligibility to display merchandise (with approval of board) on line by providing a web link to JEN (Note: One link per member limit)
  • Eligibility to have JEN link/listing to your website with appropriate logo provided to JEN
  • Authorization to link your website to JEN with appropriate logo provided by JEN
  • If exhibiting at Conference, JEN website link from posted Exhibitor Page to your website. Note: JEN reserves the right to refuse the posting of any website material based on content appropriateness or other criteria.
  • Limited access to leading JEN member educators, industry representatives and artists, both young and old
  • Designated JENeral member representative is eligible to:
    • Purchase exhibit space at the Annual Conference with Institution Listing
    • Submit performance and clinic applications for up to 4 artists (subject to guidelines)
    • Submit JAZZ2U grant applications

 

JEN Chapter: Collegiate

$24 annual dues for each Chapter Student Member 
  • Chapter membership requires 1 JENeral Member Director.
    •  1 JENeral Member Director Membership includes JENeral Membership Benefits
    •  Student Memberships include eJEN Membership Benefits
  • JENeral Member Director is eligible to:
    • Advance Registration for JAZZ2U grant applications (1 month earlier than other like institutions)
    • Advance Registration for JENerations Jazz Festival applications (1 month earlier than other like institutions)
    • Student Memberships include Student Discount for the JEN Annual Conference
    • Provide JEN link/listing to your website or Facebook page with appropriate logo provided to JEN
    • Authorization to link your website to JEN with appropriate logo provided by JEN
    • If exhibiting at Conference, JEN website link from posted Exhibitor Page to your website. Note: JEN reserves the right to refuse the posting of any website material based on content appropriateness or other criteria.
    • Purchase exhibit space at the Annual Conference
  • Benefits Overview
    • Reduced membership cost for chapter and society members
    • JEN member benefits
    • Charts
    • First option for Jazz2U grant funding
    • First option for JJF acceptance at the annual conference
    • Connect with other JEN Chapters

 

JEN Chapter: Secondary School

$0 annual dues for each Chapter Student Member 
  • Chapter membership requires 1 JENeral Member Director.
    •  1 JENeral Member Director Membership includes JENeral Membership Benefits
    •  Student Memberships include yJEN Membership Benefits (Guardian signed permission required for students 17 and under.)
  • JENeral Member Director is eligible to:
    • Advance Registration for JAZZ2U grant applications (1 month earlier than other like institutions)
    • Advance Registration for JENerations Jazz Festival applications (1 month earlier than other like institutions)
    • Provide JEN link/listing to your website or Facebook page with appropriate logo provided to JEN
    • Authorization to link your website to JEN with appropriate logo provided by JEN
    • If exhibiting at Conference, JEN website link from posted Exhibitor Page to your website. Note: JEN reserves the right to refuse the posting of any website material based on content appropriateness or other criteria.
    • Purchase exhibit space at the Annual Conference
  • Benefits Overview
    • Reduced membership cost for chapter and society members
    • JEN member benefits
    • Charts
    • First option for Jazz2U grant funding
    • First option for JJF acceptance at the annual conference
    • Connect with other JEN Chapters

JEN Society

$50 annual dues for each Society Member 
  • Society membership requires 1 JENeral Member Director/Organizer.
    •  Society Memberships include JENeral Membership Benefits
  • JENeral Member Director/Organizer is eligible to:
    • Advance notice to JAZZ2U grant applications
    • Advance notice to JENerations Jazz Festival applications
    • Provide JEN link/listing to your website or Facebook page with appropriate logo provided to JEN
    • Authorization to link your website to JEN with appropriate logo provided by JEN
    • If exhibiting at Conference, JEN website link from posted Exhibitor Page to your website. Note: JEN reserves the right to refuse the posting of any website material based on content appropriateness or other criteria.
    • Purchase exhibit space at the Annual Conference

Benefits Overview

  • Reduced membership cost for chapter and society members
  • JEN member benefits
  • Charts
  • First option for Jazz2U grant funding
  • First option for JJF acceptance at the annual conference
  • Connect with other JEN Chapters

A community with deep roots that spans the globe

“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light.”

—Miles Davis

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Educators

1. Network with other educators from around the world via the JEN forum and conference
2. Perform with your group in front of the leading jazz educators in the world
3. Hear other bands & choirs from around the world to evaluate where your group fits in to the world of jazz
4. Receive discounts to strategic partner Jazz-based magazines and other sources
5. Allow your students to listen or participate in the JENerations Jam Sessions
6. Hear some of the top jazz professionals in the world LIVE on stage at JEN!
7. Check out all the new gear (instruments, music, etc.)
8. Learn new teaching techniques to take back to your school
9. Special focus for K-8 jazz educators
10. Earn continuing education credit
11. Take advantage of special offers for members
12. Opportunity to vote and run for a board seat
13. Opportunity to serve on JEN committees

Students

1. Network with other students from around the world
2. Hear other high school or college bands & choirs from around the world to evaluate where you fit in the world of jazz
3. Listen or participate in the JENerations Jam Sessions
4. Hear some of the top jazz professionals in the world LIVE on JEN stages!
5. Check out all the new gear (instruments, music, etc.)
6. Talk to recruiters at universities with strong jazz programs
7. Participate in scholarship and award contests
8. Take advantage of special offers for members
9. Receive discounts to strategic partner Jazz-based magazines and other sources

Professional Musicians

1. Network and jam with your peers in the premiere professional organization, and fraternity for musicians
2. Exposure to jazz educators which could lead to future gigs
3. Network with record labels, instrument manufacturers, journalists, performing arts presenters, managers, and publishers
4. Receive discounts to strategic partner Jazz-based magazines and other sources
5. Take advantage of special offers for members
6. Opportunity to vote and run for a board seat
7. Opportunity to serve on JEN committees

Exhibitors

1. Network with 3,500+ educators, musicians and students to show off your wares
2. Ability to purchase exhibit space at the annual conference
3. Support your existing artists and writers
4. Sign new artists to endorsements or publishing contracts
5. Attract students to your colleges or network groups that may sign up for one of your tours
6. Make money!
7. Show the jazz world you are a major player
8. Opportunity to vote and run for a board seat
9. Opportunity to serve on JEN committees
10. Receive discounts to strategic partner Jazz-based magazines and other sources
11. Link to the Jazz Education Network website as a partner member
12. Ability to offer member discounts and receive special listing to JEN members