Developing AUDIENCES

photo by René Huemer

Jazz Education Network is an educational and performance nonprofit founded in 2008, dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance and developing new audiences.

16TH ANNUAL conference


JANUARY 8 - 11, 2025

The annual conference brings together all jazz types, from beginners to pro experts, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Part music festival, part networking, part education, all inspiration. The annual conference hosts thousands of people from around the globe.

photo by René Huemer


Starting April 1 each year, you can register for the JENerations Jazz Festival, held within the annual conference. JJF gives students an opportunity to hear from and be critiqued by the best artists and clinicians in the jazz performance and education. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early.

photo by Frances Scanlon

The Jazz Education Network (JEN) provides support to the jazz community through online events, resources, webinars, an annual conference, and various programs for music educators, students, and artists in the jazz field. Click to learn more about our programs.


JEN is a community where educators, students, pros and aficionados share and learn from each other. Take part in a multitude of opportunities to connect with fellow JEN members, jazz and contemporary music experts, and our evolving set of digital resources.

photo by Cherie Hansson


Jazz is best when it’s shared and the community must work together to create opportunities for performance. Through our annual conference, and a generous offering of year-round programming, we have hosted hundreds of performances by musicians of all ages and more than 24 countries. We are continually working on developing even more programs that will bring jazz performance to the spotlight.

photo by Rene Huemer


Jazz is America’s original art form and its influences run wide in the evolution of music as we know it today. With its many variations in style and form, there are countless opportunities to connect with potential audiences and create new generations of jazz musicians and enthusiasts.

Our purpose is to facilitate this discovery, as we support those who are doing the great work of introducing jazz to new audiences.

photo by Cherie Hansson

"To jazz, or not to jazz...there is no question."

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charlotte lang

Swiss/Dutch saxophonist Charlotte Lang was born in 1996 in Basel and studied the bachelor and master program at the JAZZCAMPUS Basel under the guidance of Domenic Landolf and Daniel Blanc. She is currently studying the Master of Music in Global Jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Boston under the artistic direction of Danilo Pérez. In addition she is part of Terri Lyne Carrington’s Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice.


From 2015 to 2018, Charlotte she was a member of the Swiss National Youth Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Christian Muthspiel. Since 2020, she became a member of the German National Youth Jazz Orchestra (Bundesjazzorchester Deutschland), under the direction of Niels Klein and Ansgar Striepens. She also plays is the Austrian FJO (Frauen Jazz Orchester→Women Jazz Orchestra of Austria).


In 2021, Charlotte founded her own Quintet the „Charlotte Lang Group“, for what she is composing, arranging and booking. In the fall 2023, her first album will be recorded and hopefully released by a renowned label.


Charlotte plays in the “Swiss Jazz Orchestra” and the “Zurich Jazz Orchestra”, the two professional Big Bands of Switzerland.

Charlotte recently got the unique opportunity to write a monthly blog for the Swiss Jazz & Blues Magazine called JAZZTIME, to tell readers about her time at abroad and specifically her time at Berklee. Her graduate program lasts only until the summer of 2023. She hopes to stay in the United States to enlarge her network and build her musical career.