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May 1, 2015

2015 May
President’s Letter

Ever wonder about the inner workings of JEN’s selection processes for Board members, Officers and Conference Submissions? Before I became involved in JEN administrative duties, I always wondered how these decisions were made. I have been on both sides of the result in having the honor of performing and presenting at conferences and also having […]

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April 1, 2015

2015 April
President’s Letter

Happy April! For many of us this month brings much activity. March 31 was the deadline for submissions to present or perform at our 2016 Louisville JEN conference. It is most heartening to see the intense volume of applications from individuals and groups who want to share their wisdom and talent at our conference. As […]

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March 1, 2015

2015 March
President’s Letter

Dear Friends, You know me as a co-founder and past president of Jazz Education Network but I also oversee the Outreach program and JAZZ2U grants with Mike Vax and Phil Dunlap. I want to update our members about the wonderful happenings in these JEN initiatives! President Bob Sinicrope chose the 2015 conference theme in San […]

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February 1, 2015

2015 February
President’s Letter

Dear JEN community, Many of us are still enjoying the afterglow from our spectacular 2015 San Diego JEN Conference. More than 3,500 people attended and heard fantastic professional and student music groups, inspiring keynote speeches by Herbie Hancock and Wayne Bergeron, attended informative clinics, panels and research presentations, experienced the offerings of our exhibitors and […]

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January 1, 2015

2015 January
President’s Letter

In 2008, in the wake of a void, some courageous, forward looking lovers of jazz and jazz education gathered in a Chicago airport motel to discuss the creation of an organization to serve jazz education. Led by Mary Jo Papich and Lou Fischer, the 37 attendees hammered out bylaws, a mission statement, and a name. […]

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