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The “go to” place for Teaching Jazz to Kids!


Created by JEN (Jazz Education Network) Elementary Music Sub-Committee.


Creativity and improvisation, the key elements of jazz, train students in innovative decision-making.  We, as teachers, empower students through the process.  Developing creative problem solvers for the next generation of leaders is a incredibly valuable and exciting challenge we carry as teachers.

K-8 Jazz exists to provide the tools and resources needed to successfully infuse jazz education into your preschool through eighth grade general music programs.  This site is designed to help you, the teacher.   Designed by teachers for teachers.

Visit us often and share your questions and experiences with us. 

"JEN encourages all teachers to explore America’s music–America’s true musical heritage."

Mary Jo Papich, Co-Founder of Jazz Education Network