JEN has an ever-expanding lineup of year-round events for our members.

We produce a wide range of events that serve every member of our network, including all levels of jazz artists, educators, and enthusiasts.

annual conference

The annual JEN conference is JEN’s flagship event. Every year, thousands of our members come to listen, educate, mingle, and connect. Our sessions, student program concerts, panels, research events, and stellar performances give conference attendees an opportunity to get to know and learn from one another in a way that is unparalleled in the jazz industry. JEN’s emphasis on our ever-growing diversity makes everyone feel at home and among friends!

resource library

Not an event? Think again. Our ever-expanding member Resource Library is accessible at any time for Full Individual, Chapter, Institution, and Corporate members.

live online events

JEN sponsors live online monthly events. JEN members can be in the Zoom room with our guests. Our webinar events are usually broadcast live on Facebook, and are later made available for viewing in our Resource Library.

summer institute

The newly-established JEN Summer Institute gives educators and opportunity to  (vandercook credit available) (launch meetup in July) (SI wrap party)

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.