JEN was founded in a spirit of celebration… celebrating music, celebrating community, and celebrating endless learning.
Jazz isn’t just about performing. It’s about making music together.
And we can only do this if we all join together in keeping the love and education of jazz alive.

advancing education

photo by Cherie Hansson

Advancing jazz education comes in many forms; introducing jazz education at younger levels, supporting the academic community, connecting students and pros for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and more! Our education programs provide support across all grade levels and styles.



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 library of digital resources.

promoting performance

photo by Rene Huemer

Do you wake up each morning with music in your heart? Jazz is best when it’s shared and the community must work together to create opportunities for performance. Through our annual conference, 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.

developing audiences

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 Rene Huemer

We are proud to see how Jazz Education Network has been thriving since day one.
Together, we have grown to thousands of members across the United States and around the globe.
Providing numerous education resources for all levels, promoting community engagement,
and producing the largest performance/educational conference to the global jazz community, JEN has become the leader in networking students, educators and performers in this incredible musical art form. JEN has helped serve the education community by providing thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving students, recognizing and showcasing new up-and-coming composers, and creating grants to help fund more performers and clinicians online and in local communities.


But this is only the beginning.


We are looking forward to creating even more amazing member benefits for you in the coming years and working together to bring more jazz to more people.

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.