Listen in as Ken McCarthy asks Sean Jones how he skippered the organization through the rough seas of 2020-21, the specific challenges JEN faced and is still facing, and its urgent need for support from the jazz community.
Sean Jones, president of the Jazz Education Network (JEN), is also the Chair of Jazz Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Among other things, he held down the lead trumpet chair at the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and toured with Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter on trumpet for the Tribute to Miles Tour.
The Jazz on the Tube Challenge Grant
A Message from Ken McCarthy
The Jazz Education Network (JEN) is the foremost association of jazz educators in the world.
Jazz on the Tube will double every dollar given to support the important work of the Jazz Education Network (JEN) up to $2,500.
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– Ken McCarthy
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The Resilience Fund Campaign
We’ve made tremendous strides since the start of the pandemic,
but we continue to need your help as we move forward.
Over the past 12 months, our dynamic team took immediate action and pivoted to present new and inspiring monthly online webinars reaching 2520 attendees with over 65,000 webinar views by students, educators and professional musicians. The team also executed the fully digital 2021 JEN Experience, “Beyond the Notes”, in lieu of our in-person annual conference, reaching over 4000 members and participants like yourself.
With additional support from members and enthusiasts like you, the Jazz Education Network will continue to meet this challenge and emerge even stronger than before. We will continue to build our jazz arts community. We will advance jazz education and support students, educators, artists, and the jazz community around the world with year-round programming, and once again, enjoy world-class live performances in-person at our annual conference.
HOW YOUR GIFT MAKES AN IMPACT
$100 – A gift of $100 can support a full JEN membership for an aspiring artist educator to join the network of those more established in the field.
$250 – Scholarships Awards: A gift of $250 can help support a student scholarship award recipient to attend the next JEN Conference.
$500 – JAZZ2U Grants/Community Engagement: Assist in funding a speaker, clinician, or performer, at any event that will bring jazz to new or existing audiences via schools, community centers, performances or informances by quality performers and advanced educators. This program impacts thousands of students across the country.
$1000 – Digital programming: Jazz Education Network Webinars has allowed our artist educator network to stay active, keeping all of us connected with access to quality online programs that are relevant during these challenging times. A gift of $1000 will help cover operational costs to continue bringing digital programs to the jazz community.
$2500 – Program Support: A gift of $2500 can help us keep our dedicated team who has worked over the past year to keep Jazz Education Network programs and daily operations afloat.
JUNE 30, 2021
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Jazz Education Network
1440 W Taylor St #1135
Chicago, IL 60607
Memo: RESILIENCE FUND
The Jazz Education Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit.
To make a gift via a donor-advised fund or stock, please contact
Sharon Burch, Managing Director at
or call 1-312-781-6299.
CARES ACT TAX ADVANTAGES*
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), which was signed into law on March 27, 2020, includes new charitable deduction allowances. Your gift to Jazz Education Network at this time may provide you with additional tax advantages. Please consult your own tax advisor.
Make a contribution online or to make a gift by check, donor-advised fund or stock, please contact Sharon Burch, Managing Director at email@example.com or call 1-312-781-6299.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION!
Thank you to the following people for contributing to the Resilience Fund Campaign.
Wytze van der Raay$25.00
Dr. Lou & Mary Ann Fischer$1,000.00
Dennis & April Tini$300.00
We invite you to join the folks listed above by donating today!
a letter from jen president
During our most challenging times, the arts serve as a guide for humanity to find inspiration, hope, and resilience to make way for brighter days ahead. Needless to say, the past year has been unusually difficult for our community, filled with loss and uncertainty due to the impact of the pandemic. Like many organizations, Jazz Education Network (JEN) has been directly impacted, most notably with the cancellation of our in-person annual conference and the immediate halt of charitable sponsorships and anticipated earned revenue.
Initially, I was concerned that the current circumstances would limit our ability to maintain the critical support that we need to operate. But then I thought, what better time to showcase our versatility, creativity, and ultimately, our resilience to overcome these challenges. For everyone involved, this has been an opportunity like no other. As we have done over the past 13 years, and continuing through this challenging time, JEN is fully committed to continuing to fulfill our mission and work for the global jazz arts community.
During the past 12 months, our dynamic team took immediate action and pivoted to present new and inspiring monthly online webinars reaching 2,520 attendees with over 65,000 webinar views by students, educators and professional musicians. The team also executed the fully digital 2021 JEN Experience, “Beyond the Notes”, in lieu of our in-person annual conference. This event reached 4,000 members and participants like you.
Although we’ve made tremendous strides since the start of the pandemic, we need your help as we move forward.
The Jazz Education Network has taken targeted action in response to COVID-19:
1) The Board increased giving to help meet organizational needs,
2) JEN significantly reduced operational expenses by 44.5%,
3) JEN is currently pursuing COVID-19 relief support in the form of federal resources, loans and grants, with some relief already received to date.
With additional support from generous members like you, the Jazz Education Network will continue to meet this challenge and emerge from the pandemic even stronger than ever.
We will continue to build our jazz arts community, advance jazz education and support students and educators around the world with year-round programming. Through this rebirth and renaissance, you will again enjoy world-class live performances in-person at our annual conference.
Please donate today.
Thank you in advance for your consideration, and please stay well.
The Jazz Education Network is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by
advancing education, promoting performance, and developing new audiences.
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.