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Jazz Education in Research and Practice, Volume 6
We are excited to announce that our JEN research journal, Jazz Education in Research and Practice (JAZZ), will be transitioning to rolling submissions starting September 1, 2023. This change means you can submit articles any time. Submissions will be sent to reviewers within a week or so upon receipt and we hope to have the initial decision within 1-2 months (depending on the availability of reviewers with knowledge of the related area of research). This timeline is typical of academic journals. Depending on the number of revisions required and whether re-review is necessary, accepted article notifications will be sent out around 3-6 months after initial submission. Importantly, accepted articles can then be listed as “in press” on the author’s CV and will typically count toward tenure and promotion at most universities. This change will result in the following other advantages: (1) authors will have more time to revise manuscripts based on reviewer’s comments, (2) more time available should a second round of edits be necessary, (3) reviewers and editors have more time to write in-depth comments, and (4) procedures for publication in JAZZ will be aligned with other similar academic journals. This new timeline is only possible now that a steady flow of manuscripts are being submitted to JAZZ and general standards for papers in each article category (Articles, Research studies, Case studies, Reflective essays, Literature reviews, Quick hits, and Book reviews) has been established within volumes 1-5. We should note that submission within a certain time frame will not guarantee publication in a particular volume. As each issue has a maximum page count, the number of accepted articles within particular categories need to align with the general format of each volume. We still anticipate that volumes are published yearly with the new volume being available at the JEN conference in January.

EFCF/JEN Research Fellowship Applications OPEN!

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation is prepared to make a monetary grant of up to $5,000, and an additional $1,000  and may be awarded towards travel and accommodations if the Foundation deems this necessary. 

Submission Timeline:  May 1 – October 15, 2024

Research Presentations

2025 JEN Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

The research track solicits the submission of original, principled research presentations dealing with topics related to jazz history, pedagogy, industry, and performance practice.  Presentations will run parallel to clinics and performances during the conference. We encourage research that has a direct impact on jazz education and performance. 

Submission Timeline:  April 1 – April 30, 2024

Read or Order your JAZZ Research in Eduacation and Practice Journal 

JEN offers the JAZZ Research in Education and Practice Journal, volumes 1 – 5 for purchase or to read online in our member portal. You must be a JEN member at the Full Individual level for electronic access to the journal, however anyone can order the journal. Click the button below to read online. Click the button above to order your own copy.


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Have questions? Please contact me!

Dr. Monika Herzig
JEN Research Committee Chair

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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.