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July 1, 2016

2016 July
President’s Message

How I Joined — and Eventually Became President Of — A Wonderful Organization called JEN by Caleb Chapman About seven years ago, after performing at the Puerto Vallarta Jazz Festival in Mexico, I found myself trapped on a whale watching boat for three hours with a woman named Mary Jo Papich. I tried to move to different parts of the […]

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June 1, 2016

2016 June
President’s Letter

“Transitions” Congratulations to everyone – June 1, 2016, is JEN’s 8th birthday!  We have come a long way in a short period and are eager to continue connecting and serving all areas relating to the jazz and jazz education communities. On July 1, 2016, JEN will welcome four new members to the JEN Board, two new […]

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May 1, 2016

2016 May
President’s Letter

Greetings, This month I’d like to address a few items I hope are of interest to you: Conference Submissions, Board Nominations, Officer Selections JEN is in the midst of making our annual major selections in three areas – conference submissions, board nominations and officer selections.  A year ago I shared with you the details of […]

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March 1, 2016

2016 March
President’s Letter

Insights and Tips on JEN Conference Submissions and Board Selection Before I became involved with the JEN Board, I remember wondering about the procedures for applying and selection to perform or present at the conference and to become a Board member. This month’s President’s Message will hopefully offer you insights about JEN’s approach to these […]

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June 1, 2015

2015 June
President’s Letter

Greetings, As we launch into the warmer summer months, things are heating up for JEN in many regards. The JEN Conference performance and presentation offerings are currently being evaluated and processed. Great news! – we have once again received an extraordinary number of submissions from individuals and groups who are willing to volunteer their skill, […]

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