Member Benefit

2021 Free Charts

A new chart will be released and available every two months.

Eligible members of the Jazz Education Network are invited to download and use any of these great charts from some of the very best jazz composers of our time!


January/February Featured Charts

Notorious RBG

Composed by Ayn Inserto

Mr. Lee’s Groove (Adv. Big Band)

Composed by

JEN Co-Founder

Dr. Lou Fischer

January/February

Featured Composer

Ayn Inserto

Ayn Inserto is a groundbreaking composer who is emerging as one of the preeminent voices of her generation. She received her Master of Music degree in Jazz Composition from the New England Conservatory and is a winner of the IAJE/ASCAP Emerging Composer Commission honoring Frank Foster, the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers’ Awards and has received various honors which include the Concord Pavilion Associates Marian McPartland Award, and the Best Original Composition award at the Billy Higgins Jazz Festival. She was picked by Bob Brookmeyer to study jazz composition as his protege.

Her music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, Dizzy’s Club (Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC), the Berklee Performance Center, IAJE Conferences, California State University of Hayward Jazz Festivals, Reno Jazz Festival, Billy Higgins Jazz Festival, New England Conservatory of Music, Brown University, Montreux Jazz Festival , the Umbria Jazz Festival, McGill University, Senigallia, Italy, Terni Jazz Festival, La Pietra in Florence, Italy, the Sant’ Elpidio Jazz Festival in Porto San Giorgio, Italy, and the Fano Jazz Festival in Fano, Italy.

Her music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, Dizzy’s Club (Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC), the Berklee Performance Center, IAJE Conferences, California State University of Hayward Jazz Festivals, Reno Jazz Festival, Billy Higgins Jazz Festival, New England Conservatory of Music, Brown University, Montreux Jazz Festival , the Umbria Jazz Festival, McGill University, Senigallia, Italy, Terni Jazz Festival, La Pietra in Florence, Italy, the Sant’ Elpidio Jazz Festival in Porto San Giorgio, Italy, and the Fano Jazz Festival in Fano, Italy.

Inserto has served as a panelist for the Jazz Improv Convention with Dr. Billy Taylor in New York as well as for the Tribute to Bob Brookmeyer at New England Conservatory. She also has been a clinician for the JENerations Jazz Festival, an adjudicator for the Berklee High School Jazz Festival, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship, the Massachusetts Council for the Arts Composition Fellowship, and the International Alliance for Women in Music Jazz Composition Contest.

Her big band, the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, was selected to perform at the 2017 Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference with special guests John Fedchock, George Garzone and Sean Jones as well as the 2020 JEN Conference in New Orleans. The ensemble has garnered many positive reviews such as Downbeat Editor’s Pick, The Boston Globe 2018 Best Jazz Albums, Top Ten Recordings of 2018 (Cadence Magazine) and the Jazz Journalists Association Best of 2018 (Large Ensemble) List. She released her first album, Clairvoyance, featuring the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra (AIJO) with Bob Brookmeyer and George Garzone in 2006. Her second album, Muse, was released February 2009, featuring AIJO with George Garzone. Her third album, Home Away From Home, was recorded by the Colours Jazz Orchestra in Fano, Italy, and released in June 2014. Her fourth album, Down A Rabbit Hole, was released in September 2018 on Summit Records and featured AIJO with George Garzone, Sean Jones and John Fedchock.

Featured Composer

DR. LOU FISCHER

Dr. Lou Fischer is Co-Founder, Past President, and the Conference Coordinator for the Jazz Education Network (JEN). A Professor Emeritus of Music, Lou acted as Jazz Studies Chair from 2001-2017, directed the Big Band, the conFUSION BAND, and taught Jazz Theory and Jazz Arranging. Lou is the Founder of the Capital University Jazz & World Music Festival now in its 24th year. While at the University of North Texas, Dr. Fischer was a member of the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band (1971-1974).

Returning to the university after his extensive professional touring career, Fischer holds a BM (1991) and MA (1992) from the University of Denver, and a Doctor of Arts from Ball State University (1999).

As the former 11-year jazz division head for Music For All, Lou’s forty-five year career represents a virtual Who’s Who in Music, including composing and/or performing studio work, Broadway Shows, and extensive touring with The Crusaders, Red Rodney, Airto, Charlie Byrd, Andy Williams, Emmy Lou Harris, Woody Herman, Louis Bellson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Bill Watrous and Bobby Shew, among many others.

A select list of recordings include groups he has co-founded: highTIME Morning Walk; Beaux J Poo Boo All Things Are New. In addition, he has performed on Steve Houghton’s Gershwin: The Manne We Love; Bill Watrous’ A Time For Love & Bone-i-fied; Shelly Berg’s The Joy; Frank Mantooth’s A Miracle; and Sunny Wilkinson’s High Wire.

A Yamaha Bass Artist Representative, performing on the Yamaha Silent Bass exclusively, clinics/concerts have been performed in Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Mexico, South Africa, and three hundred+ institutions across the U.S. Lou’s compositions are published by eJazzLines.

Educational textbooks include: Stylistic Etudes in the Jazz Idiom, (Hal Leonard); Jazz Solo’s for Bass Vol II (Kendor Music); and Rhythm Section Workshop for Jazz Band Directors (Alfred), which includes an Educator’s Manual,a dvd, 5 student workbooks, and a play-along cd co-authored with Shelly Berg, Fred Hamilton, and Steve Houghton.

Lou has directed All State Ensembles in Texas, Michigan, North Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Louisiana. In addition he has directed the MFA National Honors Jazz Band of America in 2010 and 2013.

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2021 CHARTS

Medium Big Band

Notorious RBG

Composed by

Ayn Inserto

SATB Vocal Jazz

If You Look In

Composed by

Kate Skinner

Advanced Big Band

Blow Your Horn

Composed by

John Clayton

Developing Big Band

Gumbo Time

Composed by

Kris Berg

SATB Vocal Jazz

I Want To Be Happy

Composed by

John Stafford

Latin Chart for Jazz Combo

The Big Dance

Composed by

Miguel Zenon

ALSO AVAILABLE NOW

Big Band

JEN-TEN

Composed by Greg Yasinitsky

Advanced Big Band

Mr. Lee’s Groove

Composed by

JEN Co-Founder Dr. Lou Fischer

Advanced Big Band

After Charlie

Composed by

Greg Yasinitsky

Performed by the 2020 JEN All Star Big Band featuring Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, Roxy Coss, Ellen Rowe, & Bob Breithaupt