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November 9, 2021

The Shakeup In Higher Music Ed

 Greetings everyone. I’m Sean Jones, the president of the Jazz Education Network, and this is our monthly message. Hope you all are doing very well. This message is a response to some news that I just heard from my Alma mater Youngstown state university. Now, even though I had a wonderful time as a […]

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September 28, 2021

The Protest

Greetings everyone, I’m going to do something a little bit different here. I’m going to take off my hat as the JEN president, and I’m going to speak to you as the educator, the performer, and the trumpet player, Sean Jones. I want to speak to you briefly about my idea of protest. For my […]

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August 30, 2021

Welcome To Higher Academia

 Greetings JEN family, We hope that you had a fantastic summer and we hope that you’re gearing up for the fall. Before I began this month’s Presidential message, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of our friends and family in the Gulf coast. And in New Orleans specifically, you’ve hosted us many […]

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June 30, 2021

The Balance of Mentorship

Greetings everyone. I’m Sean Jones, the President of the Jazz Education Network, and this is my June message.    I’ve been thinking a lot about mentoring as of late. And I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve been working with organizations like Carnegie hall, and I’ve had the opportunity to teach at schools like the Berklee […]

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May 28, 2021

Spring Into Resilience

Hello everyone. I’m Sean Jones, the President of the Jazz Education Network. And this is our May Presidential address. I hope that you are all enjoying a much needed break, if you’re ending the semester or winding down your activities in high school, middle school or wherever you are. For me, it’s a really wonderful […]

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