When you volunteer at the annual JEN conference, you become part of the family. Offering your time and skills is a tremendously meaningful and selfless step in serving the jazz community.

As an organization, we operate with only one full-time staff member and a small number of part-time staff. Most of our annual and conference activities are handled by our dedicated volunteers. Each year, we look for dedicated members of the jazz community with a variety of skill sets to dedicate their time at the annual conference. YOU could be just what we’re looking for.

CONFERENCE part-time VOLUNTEERING guidelines

  • In exchange for service, JEN provide volunteers with a FREE Conference registration badge
  • Applications are for part-time conference volunteers.
  • Membership in JEN is NOT required to volunteer.
  • You must be 18 or older.
  • A minimum of 16 total hours of volunteer service at the conference is required.
  • Conference volunteers are required to check in at the Volunteer Desk daily.
  • Part-time volunteers are responsible for their own travel, housing, meals, and other expenses.
  • The conference volunteer application will close without notice as positions are filled.
  • Volunteer applications are reviewed and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Notification of acceptance and scheduling will take place beginning in late October.

conference sponsors

The Jazz Education Network annual conference is made possible by hundreds of volunteers and the sponsors below.

2023 producing sponsor



Associate Sponsor

conference show guide sponsor

The Jazz Education Network is grateful to our generous show guide sponsor.

JEN Annual Conference ShowGuide Ads are handled directly through the magazine company each year.

additional sponsors

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acknowledgements & thanks

The Jazz Education Network is grateful to all who help make our annual conference possible.


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.