August 5, 2018

In the Spirit Of Swing

IN THE SPIRIT OF SWING by Todd Stoll Scrolling through my Facebook feed, dodging political posts (nearly impossible these days…) I am inspired and heartened by the number of gigs, especially big band gigs, my “friends” are playing (FB “friends” being a fluid definition). It appears that there are active big bands in nearly every […]

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July 8, 2018

Don’t Run From the Swing!

Welcome to the Jazz Education network! This is my first note as President, and I am thrilled to be of service to this music that we love and the inspired group of educators, fans, students, and artists that compose our growing community.  It goes without saying that I stand on the shoulders of the previous […]

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June 6, 2018


AT LAST! by Caleb Chapman And just like that, two years is over. Like most milestones in our lives, the conclusion of my service as JEN president was a day that often felt like it would never come, yet here we are. A year ago I reported to you that as a board, we were […]

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May 2, 2018


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! 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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