the mission of jen

The Jazz Education Network is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance and developing new audiences.

the vision of jen

JEN advocates for:

• the advancement of jazz as an art form, and the inclusion of jazz pedagogy in all education settings, and in jazz artistry and business;

• the promotion of jazz performance on a local and global basis, and

• Leading the development of new and expanded jazz audiences worldwide.


diversity, equity & Inclusion

JEN is a community where inquiry, exploration and innovation are nurtured and encouraged to grow through education.  JEN is committed to representing and cultivating diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of its operation including staff, board members, volunteers, presenters, clinicians, performers, and audiences. This commitment is present in all programs and decision making. We welcome and respect all backgrounds that reflect love and passion for jazz.