November 7, 2017

Signature Chapters & Societies

Launch A JEN Signature Chapter & Society by Caleb Chapman After months of anticipation, the brand new JEN website launched this month. This process was started months ago but required the full-time attention of someone to get it over the finish line. That person was our Managing Director, Sharon Burch! Since accepting her position with […]

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October 4, 2017

Jazz: Music of Inclusion and Individuality

Jazz: Music of Inclusion and Individuality by Caleb Chapman I was surfing social media today and saw a CNN interview with iconic sports broadcaster, Bob Costas regarding the recent protests in the NFL and other professional sports. The interviewer said he appreciated Mr. Costas’ commentary on the situation and suggested he become more involved in […]

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September 1, 2017

Improvisers as Innovators

Improvisers As Innovators by Caleb Chapman, JEN President I spend an equal amount of time in my role as a business executive as I do playing, producing, and teaching music. As a matter of fact, I will admit that I am just as passionate about business as I am music. This dual-career aspect of my […]

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December 1, 2016

2016 December
President’s Letter

Building a Powerful Jazz Community For the Future! by Caleb Chapman It seems like just a few weeks ago I stepped into the role of JEN President. I blinked and now the 2017 conference is almost upon us! I can’t tell you all how excited I am to be inspired by all the performances, workshops, […]

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November 1, 2016

2016 November
President’s Letter

The Value Of Annual JEN Conferences by Jeff Coffin When I attended my first JEN Conference in New Orleans I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had heard it was just up and running the year before and that it was considered by some to be the ‘new IAJE’ but it was going to be […]

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