See What JEN Has Planned for Us!

SBO Staff • November 2023UpClose • November 1, 2023

SBO+: I recently looked at the schedule for the Jazz Education Network (JEN) convention, to be held in New Orleans at the beginning of the New Year. I was absolutely blown away with the quality and quantity of the offerings. There are jazz instrumental groups from middle schools, high schools, universities, and the highest level of the pro ranks. The range of clinic offerings is equally impressive. Here’s a list of all the offerings. If you are a teacher or performer of vocal or instrumental jazz, you must add this event to your bucket list.

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Highline Vocal Jazz

Rudresh Mahanthappa : Bird Calls

Carmen Bradford with the Univ of No. Colorado Compass Jazz Orchestra

New Orleans Nightcrawlers

Thursday, January 4, 2024

How to Practice Efficiently – The Melodic Way – For Drummers

JJE Masterclass: Guitar

MOJO (MiraCosta Oceanside Jazz Orchestra) Performance

University of Illinois Jazz Trombone Ensemble

Anderson HS Jazz 1

Oklahoma Youth Jazz Ensemble

Temple HS Wildcat Jazz Combo

Saxophone Colossus: The Life and Music of Sonny Rollins

Research-Based Approaches to Assessing Improvisation

Charles Pillow Large Ensemble

JJE Masterclass: Trumpet

Liberty High School – Voltage Jazz Choir

Take Excellent Care – How to Maximize Vitality, Productivity and Creativity Through Smart Health and Fitness Practices

The Influence of Gospel Music on Jazz Pedagogy

Fairview HS Age of Guinevere

Hamilton All Star Jazz Band

Temple HS Blues

University North Carolina at Pembroke Jazz Combo I

Jazz Counts: Measuring the Jazz Faculty Gender Gap in Higher Education

JJE Masterclass: Trombone

Los Alamitos High School Jazz 1

Rick Margitza and the New Orleans All Stars

The Bop Shop: Teaching Jazz Performance Through Aural Models

Jazz Girls Day – The Results

If You Can Play It, Can You Sing It? Investigating Relationships Between Melodic Pattern Singing and Instrumental Jazz Improvisation Achievement

A Conversation: The Donald M. Meade Legacy Founders Award

First Take (from the School for Music Vocations)

Hot House West Swing Orchestra

The Rite of Spring as a Source for Jazz Composition and Arranging

Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra Jazz Combo

Clackamas Community College Jazz Ensemble

High School Excalibur

School of the Arts Ashley Street Jazz Band

The Brazilian Jazz Style of Edu Ribeiro

Three of a Kind – Interviews with New Orleans Creole Musicians

Bonegasm with John Fedchock, Jennifer Wharton

Jazz House Big Band

Rehearsal Techniques with Jeff Hamilton and the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Jazz Band

Utilizing the Estill Voice Method for Healthy Vocal Jazz Pedagogy

Freedom Within a Framework: Strategies for the Teaching of Jazz Improvisation in Beginning School Ensembles

Arkansas State University Jazztet

Hilton Head Christian Academy Eagles Jazz Band

Lavilla School of the Arts Davis Street Jazz Band

Southwestern Community College Audio Radiance

Jazz Improvisation Pedagogy: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Beginning Jazz Improvisation Learning Environment for Middle School Instrumentalists

JAZZmeetsPOETRY: A Tribute to Buckshot LeFonque & Influencing Jazz

Solo Jazz Piano, an historical and educational approach

The Rodger Fox Big Band PLAYS New Zealand

African American Jazz Caucus

 (h)EAR Training for the Stage: Rhythm, Melody, Harmony. Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey

Dave Stryker Organ Trio with Bob Mintzer

Do-Re-Mi-s of Booking, Touring, and Marketing for Independent Artists

Singing with Freedom: Melodic Interpretation and Improvisation Go Hand in Hand

UNLV Jazz Ensemble I

Clackamas Community College Mainstream

Green Canyon Green Notes

Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Jazz Combo II

San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts Jazz Ensemble

A Comparison of Michael Brecker Solos on Rhythm Changes

Archive Grooves: A Study of Yusef Lateef’s Manuscript Works for Large Jazz Ensemble

Blues/Jazz Theory: A Linguistic Approach to Improvisation

Charlie Byrd: Latin American Jazz Ambassador and Cold War Special Agent

Conduction as an Introduction: Utilizing the strategies and concepts of Lawrence “Butch” Morris as an entry point for improvisation

Discussing the Present in a Historical Context: the Challenge of “Significance” in Writing About Contemporary Jazz in a History/Appreciation Textbook

Duet to Big Band: Examining Mary Lou Williams’ arranging and orchestration techniques on her composition, “Scorpio”

Generating a Sustainable Income: How are Jazz Musicians Doing It?

Innovation and Tradition: Exploring New Fields of Vocal Jazz

Marilyn Mazur

Microrhythm and Articulation in Count Basie’s Recordings

Presentation on Voice Leading Models in Jazz Analysis and Improvisation Pedagogy

The Effects of Visuospatial Musical Input Manipulation on Harmonic Accuracy, Achievement, and Self-Efficacy in Beginning-Level Jazz Improvisers

The Jazz Compositions of Dee Barton

The Signature Vocabulary of Dizzy Gillespie: A Starting Point

This is your brain on improvisation: Neural signatures of the flow state

Vocalists as Gendered Category in Jazz Writing

Wardell Gray’s Synergetic Compositional & Improvisational Vocabulary

You Punks Can’t Play This! Situating Ferd Morton the Composer alongside Jelly Roll the Improviser within King Porter Stomp

Brasuka – Brazilian Jazz Fusion Band

The Four Corners of Jazz Improvisation

Fairview HS Jazz Band 1

Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Jazz Combo I

Sam Houston State University Jazz Ensemble

The NYU Wayne Shorter Ensemble

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Big Band

Last Call Vocal Jazz

MIke Tomaro Big Band

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Friday, January 5, 2024

A Study of the Lives and Careers of Six Black Female Instrumentalists of the 1920s-1960s

Expression, Ease and Intention: Strategies on the When, How and WHY of Choosing a New Saxophone

Finding and Developing Your Personal Voice

JazzArts Academy All-Stars Youth Ensemble featuring Ashlin Parker

Prairie Grove Junior High Jazz Band 1

Georgetown Day School Minor 9

Lone Peak High School Advanced Jazz Band

Long Beach City College Lyrical Workers

Mott Middle College HS Steelheads Percussion Ensemble & Steel Band

A Conversation: 2024 JEN Award Recipients

AAJC/HBCU Spotlight: North Carolina Central Univ Jazz Ensemble

Inside the Organ Trio

Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble

Pass It On: New Orleans Polyphony by Preservation Hall Foundation

American Fork High School Intermediate Jazz

Downey HS Jazz Band 2

Folsom High School Jazz Choir

Georgetown Day School Milky Nomads

Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble 1

Celebrating Bird

Developing The Instrument, The Style, and The Story: A Soul Ingredients approach to Voice Training

Jazz Notation: A Panel Discussion

American Fork High School Advanced Jazz Band

Day School Stinkbug

Osceola County School for the Arts Jazz Combo I

Darmon Meader Quartet

Drumset Notation: How to create an effective big band or small group part

How to develop and sustain a 4 plus decade career as a jazz ensemble.

Making a High-Production Recording on a No-Frills Budget

The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra with special guests Roxy Coss, John Fedchock and Sean Jones.

Brian Lynch And The Stamps Jazz Quintet

Caliente featuring 4 time Grammy Winner Oscar Hernandez, 2 Time Grammy Winner Ignacio Berroa and trumpet legend Ray Vega

JJE Masterclass: Saxophone

The Independent Musician

Georgetown Day School Wilt Chamberlain Sextet

Lone Peak High School Honors Jazz Band

Southwestern Community College First Take

Temple HS Highlighters

Extra Rhythmic Gears: An Analysis of How Chris Potter and Jerry Bergonzi Use Metric Modulations When Improvising

Jazz Is Not a Language: Critical Thinking vs. Imitative Learning in Jazz Education.

Teach Any Band To Swing – Peter Erskine

Western Michigan University Gold Company

Downey HS EPIC Jazz Choir

Folsom High School Jazz Band A

Milton Academy Jazz D

Park School of Altimore Jazz Collective

Life in Poetry and Music

The Bobby Broom Keyed Up Quartet

University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Ensemble 1 Performance Application

Calhoun Community College Show Band

Century MS Comet Jazz Ensemble I

East HS Angelaires

Milton Academy Jazz C

All You Need Is One Note: How Limitations Can Inspire Creativity

Comprehensive Method For The Improvising Trumpeter

Great Ladies of Jazz and Blues

The TUTELAGE Tips for Connected Music Making

Preservation Hall Legacy Band

Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra

The Navy Commodores


Saturday, January 6, 2024

JJE Masterclass: Drum Set

JJE Masterclass: Vocal

Popped: Reimaging Pop Songs as Jazz Repertoire

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Student Ensemble

Solo Guitar: Performance, Arranging and Accompaniment

 Instrumental New Music Big Band Reading Session

Los Alamitos HS Jazz 2

Northview High School Jazz Ensemble

Southwestern Community College Townline Septet

Celebration of New Orlean’s Trumpet Masters with Loyola University Jazz Ensemble featuring Leroy Jones, Wendell Brunious, and Jamil Sharif.

Howard University Faculty Jazz Ensemble with Cyrus Chestnut

Using Open Broadcaster Software for multi-view and multi-cam online jazz lessons

DeLand HS Jazz Ensemble 1

Los Alamitos HS Jazz 1

Milton Academy Jazz B

Vocal New Music Large Ensemble Reading Session

Andrea Calderwood Large Ensemble

Centering Women Composers in The Jazz Canon with Beginning Improvisation Students

The Big Band Living Legacy Project Project featuring Bob Mintzer, Terell Stafford, and Wycliffe Gordon

Writing for Little Big Band

Friends U. Concert Jazz Band

Milton Academy Jazz A

JJE Masterclass: Bass

Sisters in Jazz

University of North Texas TWO O’Clock Lab Band

Women as Leaders in Jazz: Advocating for access, equity, and community

Bass Extremes, Victor Wooten & Steve Bailey

JJE Masterclass: Piano

Laila Biali

Diaz Music Institute Ensemble

Friends University Jazz Vocal Ensemble

Next Generation Jazz Band of New Orleans

Young Composer Showcase

Bria Skonberg + New Orleans All Stars

Fifty is Nifty – 50 Tips from 50 years of teaching jazz

Oklahoma State University Jazz Orchestra

Self Accompany Techniques for the Contemporary Singer!

Century MS Knight Comets

Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation TNT

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Student Ensemble

San Marcos High School Studio Jazz

Women in Jazz Jam Session/Meet ‘n Greet

North Carolina Central University VOCAL Jazz Ensemble

Tom “Bones” Malone

Without Rules, The Bass Lines of Ray Brown and Paul Chambers

JazzArts Charlotte All-Stars

Lebanon Valley College Jazz Combo

Florida A&M University Jazz Ensemble

Interplay: Empowering singers and instrumentalists to collaborate with confidence and trust

Latin Jazz: A Rhythm Section Approach To Five Common Latin American Styles

Rachel T. Latin Jazz Project

Straight from the Source: Reuniting history, theory, and culture in the teaching and learning of jazz improvisation

Chris Oatts Quintet with Terell Stafford

The Yellowjackets, Grammy winning quartet, now in it’s 43rd year.

John Daversa Big Band

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