The Jazz Education Network (JEN) facilitated an exciting 4 day conference, bringing back together jazz educators, music artists, music students and jazz related exhibitors after a year of virtual conferencing in 2021. Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc. and the Billy Strayhorn Foundation participated for the 10th time in the 13 year history of the JEN conference.

It was great to reconnect  with so many of our jazz education friends and collaborators as well as the many students who are so awesome to meet, greet and talk about the music and legacy of Billy Strayhorn. Plenty of Strayhorn related information was passed along, and we look forward to some of the  wonderful jazz education initiatives that will be explored given the connections made at this conference.

Thanks to everybody at JEN and the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Reunion Tower for providing a safe conference space with the appropriate health guidelines that were followed by all participants. Looking forward to another great conference in Orlando for 2023!!  

Picture: Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc. exhibitor booth back drop