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May 2, 2018

YES, THE WORLD STILL NEEDS JAZZ EDUCATION!

YES, THE WORLD STILL NEEDS JAZZ EDUCATION! by Caleb Chapman Jazz has passed the century mark and organized jazz education isn’t too far behind. It’s somewhat ironic that this music with a few miles under its belt is one of the greatest educational tools to prepare young musicians for today’s challenging and rapid-fire economy. I strongly […]

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April 2, 2018

MUSIC IS UNIVERSAL!

Music Is Universal! by Bob Sinicrope, JEN Immediate Past President and Milton Academy Jazz Founder and Director (with significant input from Kevin Chaplin CEO of the Amy Foundation) In the 19th century, American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called music “the universal language of mankind.” He had no idea how right he was: music inspires common human feelings […]

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March 6, 2018

50 JEN Signature Chapters & Societies Launched!

50 JEN Signature Chapters & Societies Launched! by Sharon Burch That’s right! Fifty JEN chapters and societies were formed by January 31, 2018, establishing them as “Signature Chapters & Societies.” We’re excited to launch this initiative, providing a way to connect chapters and societies around the globe. If you are the director, leader or organizer […]

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February 5, 2018

Now’s the Time: The Seven C’s

NOW’S THE TIME: THE SEVEN C’S by Caleb Chapman Our JEN conference theme this year was “Now’s the Time”. What is it time for? It’s time for us to take our future into our own hands. To help us in that effort I would like to talk to you about the 7 C’s. I’m not […]

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January 2, 2018

New Year…New JEN!

New Year…New JEN! by Caleb Chapman I am writing this from my hotel room in Dallas as we begin preparations for my favorite week of the year. I’m so excited to kick off the new year with many of my closest friends at our annual conference. That list includes our dedicated board members, world-class conference staff, […]

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