The Jazz Education Network has announced hotel and vendor information for its first annual conference, which will be held Thursday, May 20 through Saturday, May 22 on the campus of the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
The official hotel for the conference will be the Hilton St. Louis Airport, located just a few minutes from the UMSL campus. For information on rates and reservation for the JEN conference, go here, and for information on how to become an exhibitor at the conference, go here.
The Jazz Education Network was formed in 2008 and "is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance and developing new audiences."
Performers at the first annual JEN conference will include The Army Blues/Pershing's Own, Ruben Alvarez, Shelly Berg, Phil Brown and the New Arts Jazztet, The Capitol Bones, The Capital Focus Trad Jazz Band, The Caswell Sisters, The Clayton Brothers Quintet, Rosana Eckert, Lou Fischer, Christian Howes, Inventions Trio, The Adam Larson Quintet, Tom "Bones" Malone, Bill Mays, Bob Mintzer, the Oslan/Dailey Jazztet, Gene Perla's GO Trio, Rufus Reid Trio, Bobby Shew, Sixth Wave, Terrell Stafford, Marvin Stamm, Jerry Tolson Quintet, Chris Merz' Equilateral and the John Wojciechowski Jazz Quartet.