The Jazz Education Network is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance, and developing new audiences. Their annual conferences bring together musicians, students, educators and jazz authorities for four days of performances, seminars and informal opportunities for those just starting out in jazz music to mingle and learn from those who have made a lifetime of it.
According to Jay Edwards, host of WCLK's Saturday afternoon show Jazz Tones, the event will be "an invigorating experience for jazz afficionados, educators, musicians and students."
This year's conference theme is "Networking The Jazz Arts Community--Local To Global." Performances during the conference will include high school musicians to professionals such as Wycliffe Gordon and John Patituci.
The Clark Atlanta Jazz Orchestra under James Patterson is one of a number of performers during the event. They are scheduled to play on Wednesday, January 2 at 8pm. The conference and it's events center around the Hyatt Regency Peachtree Center Downtown.
WCLK hosts will be mixing and mingling with the various artists and participants during the Jazz Education Network's Annual Conference, and you can look forward to hearing more about the event by staying tuned to 91.9FM during the week encompassing January 2-5.
For more information check out the Jazz Education Network online by clicking here.