PERFORM/PRESENT

2024 conference Applications open

April 1 – April 30

If you’ve never applied before and want to know how,
or if you simply need a refresher course, watch our informative webinar below!

conference performer

2024 Applications CLOSED

April 1 – April 30

Full Individual, Chapter Organizer, Institution or Corporate membership required

conference presenter

2024 Applications CLOSED

April 1 – April 30

Full Individual, Chapter Organizer, Institution or Corporate membership required

research presentation

2024 Applications CLOSED

April 1 – April 30

Full Individual, Chapter Organizer, Institution or Corporate membership required

jenerations jazz festival

2024 Registrations are
SOLD OUT!
Waitlist is available. Slot not guaranteed
JEN Chapters
March 25

 

JEN Full Individual Members
April 1

 

Full Individual, Chapter Organizer, Institution or Corporate membership required

First come, first served
(until all available slots are filled)

YOUNG COMPOSER SHOWCASE

2024 Applications CLOSED

Feb 1 – June 1

Full Individual, eJEN, yJEN membership required

scholarships

2023 Applications CLOSED

January 1 – March 31

Open to high school and university students, ages 14 & up

JAZZ INDUSTRY / MUSIC BUSINESS

2024 Applications CLOSED

April 1 – April 30

 

Full Individual, Chapter Organizer, Institution or Corporate membership required

SISTERS IN JAZZ

2024 Applications OPEN!

April 14

Full Individual, eJEN, yJEN membership required

exhibitors

2024 Registrations Open

May 1

Connect with attendees throughout the conference!

Institution or Corporate membership required

Advertise in the Conference Guide

ella fitzgerald / JEN fellowship

2024 Applications

TBA

2024 volunteers

2024 Applications
CLOSED

2024 Conference Sponsors & Partners

PRODUCING SPONSOR

 

DownBeat Magazine (Maher Publications) produces the annual conference program and show guide as well as ongoing JEN member benefits year-round.

 

ASSOCIATE STAGE SPONSORS

The Preservation Hall Foundation serves as a fundamental pillar of the New Orleans music community. Make sure to participate in their Musical Heritage Story Quilt outside of the Exhibit Hall and do not miss their three clinic sessions led by local luminaries of Black American Music.

A JEN Charter Member organization, Berklee College of Music is a cooperative partner and fiscal sponsor of the annual John LaPorta Educator of the Year Award.

The Eastman School of Music supports the New Voices Stage in celebration of its new Jazz Voice degree led by Sara Gazarek within its Jazz and Contemporary Media program.

Yamaha Corporation of America provides invaluable concert piano, digital keyboard, and drumset resources for the performing and clinic venues of the Conference.

A JEN Founding Institution partner, the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation is a fiscal sponsor of the ongoing JEN Research Fellowship.

The KHS America family of instrument brands led by Jupiter facilitate drumset and keyboard percussion resources for the performing and clinic venues of the Conference.

contributing research & reception sponsors

The integral Jazz Studies program at UNO proudly sponsors two of the Clinic venues for the Conference. Do not miss their session celebrating the Silverbook: Modern Jazz Masters of New Orleans, organized by the legendary Harold R. Battiste, Jr.

Join these powerhouse presenters of contemporary artists in celebration of JEN’s foundational members and charter organizations.

Join JazzWire in celebration of our exhibitors and look out for sessions marked “JazzWire Recommended Adult Learners” in the program show guide.

The dynamic jazz education and premier presenting organization of the Queen City celebrates the individual contributors that power JEN through their gifts each year.

Additional production and community partners

• New for 2024, the African American Jazz Caucus is hosting an official Marketplace of Black-owned or AAJC member-owned businesses, organizations, artists, and entrepreneurs. The AAJC is the official presenting partner of the Donald Meade Legacy Jazz Griot Award.

 • The JENerations Jazz Festival is presented in partnership with Music for All.

The New Orleans Jazz Museum is facilitating off-site partnered content at the Old U.S. Mint.

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra is hosting an off-site Saturday Late-Night Pro Jam Session at the Jazz Market.

acknowledgements & thanks

The Jazz Education Network is grateful to all who help make our annual conference possible: JEN’s staff, the many dozens of volunteers, and Board of Directors, Casey Kruer Perez of the Hospitality Performance Network.

THANK YOU!

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.