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November 1, 2016

2016 November
President’s Letter

The Value Of Annual JEN Conferences by Jeff Coffin When I attended my first JEN Conference in New Orleans I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had heard it was just up and running the year before and that it was considered by some to be the ‘new IAJE’ but it was going to be […]

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October 1, 2016

2016 October
President’s Letter

THE HOTTEST TICKET IN NEW ORLEANS by Caleb Chapman (JEN President) Since becoming President of the Jazz Education Network a few months ago I am happy to tell you that I have been inundated by people asking how they can help. There is always a great need in the organization for people to volunteer and […]

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September 1, 2016

2016 September
President’s Letter

Takin’ Care of Business By Caleb Chapman A few years back I had the opportunity to perform at an event with the legendary musician, Randy Bachman (of Bachman Turner Overdrive) on one of his hits, “Takin’ Care of Business”. The song paints the picture of a musician “lying in the sun” and working “at nothing […]

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August 1, 2016

2016 August
President’s Letter

THE POWER OF A NETWORK by Caleb Chapman (JEN President) Over the last few years as I prepared to take on the role of JEN President, I informally questioned members about the most important aspect of JEN for them individually. I wanted to know what it was about their membership that brought them the most […]

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July 1, 2016

2016 July
President’s Message

How I Joined — and Eventually Became President Of — A Wonderful Organization called JEN by Caleb Chapman About seven years ago, after performing at the Puerto Vallarta Jazz Festival in Mexico, I found myself trapped on a whale watching boat for three hours with a woman named Mary Jo Papich. I tried to move to different parts of the […]

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