The Museum, the Laboratory, the Nightclub, the Embassy: Public Universities and the Future of Jazz

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Join Dr. Jake Hertzog, critically-acclaimed guitarist, as he presents and discusses the roles that public universities play as a national infrastructure for jazz in the United States. A focus will be placed on conceptualizing these roles as a Museum, a Laboratory, a Venue, and an Embassy and a discussion of policies and collective action to support these roles will be featured on this webinar.





Dr. Jake Hertzog is an award-winning guitarist, composer, songwriter, and educator currently assistant professor and Jazz Area Coordinator at the University of Arkansas. He has released nine albums ranging from jazz to rock, and classical. Hertzog’s research focuses on higher music education, music ecosystems, ambisonic improvisation, and entrepreneurial pedagogy.

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.