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The Newsletter by the Jazz Education Network Research Interest Group (JENRing)

Monika Herzig

Greetings from the JEN Board Meetings at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. We just had a tour of the hotel, and you really won’t want to miss JEN's 2017 Conference, January 4th -7th. The hotel is beautiful, the rooms are amazing, and the conference program features many of New Orleans’ leading musicians, a day dedicated to the Music Industry, and hundreds of clinics, performances, and research presentations. And of course there is the New Orleans French Quarter - the rooms are going fast, here is registration info, and here is the evening concert line-up.


Scholarship applications and the Composer Showcase are open until October 15. Information about the programs is here,  so please spread the word and encourage students to apply.


Please feel free to share this news compilation and invite colleagues to join the mailing list and/or facebook page. Remember to check the updated job listings here. If you have new books/ articles/ dissertations published, send me the info to be included in the newsletter. Also send over ideas on how JENRing can help you in your jazz research and networking. Items of interest related to jazz research may also be shared on the facebook page.


Monika Herzig
JEN Secretary, JENRing committee

Jazz Research Journal

  • Jazz Research Journal Special Issue: The Global Circulations of Jazz: Jazz Research Journal explores a range of cultural and critical views on jazz. The journal celebrates the diversity of approaches found in jazz scholarship and provides a forum for interaction and the cross-fertilisation of ideas. Articles from this special issue include “Jazz in Brazil: An Early History,” “Tom Pickering: Jazz on the periphery of the periphery,” and “‘We Try to Have the Best’: How nationality, race and gender structure artists’ circulations in the Paris jazz scene.” These articles are available for subscribers or for purchase, but the editorial and the book reviews (Steven Feld, Damon J. Phillips) are open-access.
  • The Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies is once again offering research grants supported by the Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers Univesity LibrariesMorroe Berger - Benny Carter Jazz Research Fund, an endowment established by Benny Carter in 1987. Each year, IJS awards up to ten grants of $1,000 each to assist jazz researchers. Half the awards are designated for students in the Rutgers-Newark Master’s Program in Jazz History and Research and half are awarded to scholars from other institutions or unaffiliated researchers to enable them to visit IJS in conjunction with their projects. This year's deadline for applications is Oct. 21, 2016.

  • Thanks to a generous grant from the Herb Alpert Foundation, the Jazz Education Network  presents JAZZ2U, an initiative that is part of our commitment to local jazz Outreach. Grants are limited to venues within the United States at this time. With JEN’s JAZZ2U, current eligible JEN members can apply for a $300 grant to assist in funding a speaker, clinician, or performer at any event that will bring jazz to the new and existing audiences via schools, community centers, performances, or informances by quality performers and advanced educators. This program is intended to advance the presentation of jazz to young and diverse audiences, to promote the coaching of young musicians in the elements of playing jazz, and to increase paid opportunities for professional jazz musicians. Funding is for qualifying eligible JEN members with all levels of experience in presenting in-school programs, whether a director, educator, or artist. Both the applicant and the artist (leader if it is an ensemble) must be CURRENT eligible JEN members at the time of application and the date of the event.

  • New York State School Music Association Winter Conference: The New York State School Music Association will sponsor a Research Gallery Session at its 2016 annual winter conference in Rochester, New York, December 1 – 4, 2016. Research paper abstracts focusing on topics in music education, music performance, music therapy, or other related topics are welcome. Submissions are due no later than September 6, 2016.
  • South Carolina Music Educators Association: The South Carolina Music Educators Association will sponsor a research poster session during the SCMEA State In-service Conference, February 2-4, 2017. The conference is held at the Columbia Conference Center, Columbia, SC. We are accepting submissions of completed and in-progress studies conducted by undergraduate and graduate students, college and university faculty, and practicing teachers in public or private schools. This poster session is open to papers involving any aspect of scholarly research in music, including those that are philosophical, theoretical, or historical in nature, as well as reports that are qualitative or quantitative in design. Deadline for Submissions: December 1, 2016.

  • The National Association for Music Education (NAfME), will fund up to two, 2-year research projects to study important issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in music education. NAfME and the Society for Research in Music Education invite proposals that involve strategies for promoting, facilitating, or assessing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the music education workforce, preK-12 school music opportunities, or music education organizations. Send the proposal as an e-mail attachment in Word (.doc) or Portable Document Format (.pdf) to James Byo, Chair, Society for Research in Music Education Executive Committee, at by September 1, 2016. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
National In-Service Conference

           The National Association for Music Education
           has the following calls and competitions open:



  • Arne Reimer, American Jazz Heroes: American Jazz HeroesFilled with pictures from Arne Reimer’s photography exhibition, this book hopes to “preserve and document these musicians in a visual way,” in Reimer’s own words. It is currently only available in German and can be purchased from Amazon here.
  • David Berger, Fancy Footwork: The Art of the Saxophone Soli: Fancy FootworkThere’s nothing better for unifying a sax section than studying and refining a well-crafted saxophone soli. Unfortunately, many of the best examples from the literature (think Super Sax and Thad Jones) are so technically challenging that even the most serious of student groups can find them intimidating, discouraging, impossible! David’s new collection offers a wonderful alternative.
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