Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc. and the Billy Strayhorn Foundation Participate in the 2024 Jazz Education Network Conference (JEN)

2024 started off the15th annual Jazz Education Network Conference (JEN) in the great city of New Orleans. Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc. and the Billy Strayhorn Foundation participated for the 12th year as an exhibitor in the JEN conference. Attended by 3,000 plus students, jazz artists and jazz educators, the 2024 JEN conference proved to be a memorable experience, filled with opportunities for learning, fellowship with old friends and network opportunities with new ones. The conference was assembled with a stellar lineup of world class clinics, research presentations and exclusive concert performances. Among those performing were New Orleans legends The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the Preservation Hall Legacy Band, trumpeters Terell Stafford and Sean Jones, Saxophonists Tia Fuller and Don Braden, bassists John Clayton and Kris Monson, singers Carmen Bradford and Dee Daniels plus many more…

The Strayhorn exhibitor booth was again well received, providing great in depth information on the music, life and legacy of Billy Strayhorn, as well as providing a suggested list of materials to help with having a robust Billy Strayhorn curriculum for your jazz studies program. A nice raffle of items that are available at the online merchandising store on the website were given away to several lucky recipients. We are already looking forward to the 2025 JEN conference, which will be held in Atlanta. See you there!