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JEN To Host 9th Annual Conference in Dallas

The Jazz Education Network (JEN) will present its 9th Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas on January 3 through 6, 2018. The four-day event will feature world-class performers and presenters, as well as GRAMMY Award-winning bassist/composer/producer Marcus Miller as guest speaker.

“We are excited about our 2018 Conference’s wide range of activities, workshops, day and evening performances, and special fund-raising events,” says JEN president Caleb Chapman. “There will be something engaging and enjoyable for everyone, whether you’re a live jazz fan, an educator looking to share research with peers, a student looking to grow as a musician, or a company with great products and educational materials to exhibit.”

This year’s Conference will also mark the Second Annual JEN Scholarship Concert: JENerosity For the Future, on Friday, January 5, 2018. The exclusive fundraising event, which will feature guest speaker Marcus Miller and a performance by the University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band and Friends.

The conference will host four days of live performances by professional, student, and community groups; educational clinics; research presentations; jazz industry/music business sessions, an industry exhibition, and networking and outreach opportunities. Conference badges are available for immediate purchase online, with an online discount offered through December 15, 2017. To see a full conference lineup or register, visit Conference Central at

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