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JEN is fortunate to receive the support and “JENerosity” of donors, sponsors and gifts through foundational, corporate and individual giving.


Endowed Scholarship Fund

We invite you to join us in honoring Jamey and his lifelong contribution to jazz education by endowing an annual scholarship in his name.

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Designate JEN To Receive A Donation…At No Cost To You!

When you shop on Amazon:

1) Sign in to your Amazon account (or create one) through AMAZONSMILE.COM.
2) SEARCH FOR & SELECT “JAZZ EDUCATION NETWORK” as your chosen charity (a step that only needs to be done once)
3) Continue shopping as usual!  A small percentage of all eligible purchases will be donated to JEN by Amazon at no cost to you.

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Give to JEN

The Jazz Education Network exists to advance education, promote performances and develop audiences through providing resources, scholarships and grants.

Please consider joining us by donating to spread the love of jazz to all ages.

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Thank you for your JENerosity!

This global community believes in advancing the education of jazz and promoting its performance through new audiences of all ages. The financial support to JEN goes to fund our organization and provide amazing opportunities such as our annual conference, educational student performances and showcases, and many great programs through outreach and mentoring. Through the generous giving to JEN’s efforts, we are able to provide opportunities to promote jazz education across the nationa d around the globe with over 4,000 annual conference attendees, and over 70,000 students of all ages. Donations to JEN pave the way for jazz education long into the future.


Make a direct impact on building the jazz arts community with an individual donation. Your support helps us provide valuable services to the community.


Corporate / Institution

Corporate and institutional giving provides essential support through grants, festivals, mentoring and outreach - making a difference in students' lives through jazz.



Make your company's presence felt by giving to our educational initiatives. Sponsorships provide transformative experiences for students, teachers, and artists.


Questions about donating

Donating to JEN will go a long way in serving the jazz arts community. Your donation will help us expand our programs, grow our organization, and, most importantly, help more of the jazz community reach its goals. A donation, no matter how large or small, can create an impact for years to come.

Can I make a cash or check donation?


VIA Check:  You are welcome to contribute by check made out to the Jazz Education Network to the following address:

Jazz Education Network
Attn: Development
1440 W. Taylor St # 1135
Chicago, IL 60607

What Programs will my donation support?


Scholarship and Awards – From Students to educators, we prove financial support for a variety of achievements.

Outreach – Send quality, volunteer artists and educators into schools during our annual conference to teach and discuss jazz. We have reached more than thousands of students in our conference cities.

Mentor Program – We have an exciting program that arranges for substantive on-on-one mentoring of up-and-coming student musicians by experienced, master-level jazz musicians, educators and business professionals.

Young Composers Showcase — Spotlights young jazz composers, give current students an opportunity to have an original composition recognized and performed at the International level.

JENerations Jazz Festival – Special festival offered during the annual conference for participating combos, big band, and vocal jazz ensembles that perform a concert and receive a clinic with world-class clinicians featuring many of today’s biggest names in jazz! More than 800 students musicians participate in this opportunity during the annual conference.

Annual Conference – Sponsor one of the stages and/or clinic venues at our annual conference, which reaches more than 4,000 attendees.

Are my donations tax deductible?


The Jazz Education Network is a 501(c)3 non profit organization (EIN 26-2880358). your gift to this organization is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

We thank you for your support!

No matter how you choose to support the Jazz Education Network, you make a direct impact on our work of building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance, and developing new audiences. Thank you for your JENerosity!

Be true to the music

“Try to find the best teachers, listen to the finest playing, and try to emulate that. Be true to the music.”

—Wynton Marsalis


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