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.

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14TH ANNUAL conference


JANUARY 4 - 7, 2023

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.

Accepting reservations until all slots are filled

photo by René Huemer

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 René Huemer


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 Cherie Hansson


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."

Louis Armstrong

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