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JEN 2023

Bringing together jazz enthusiasts from beginners to experts, the Jazz Education Network annual conference (held this year from Jan. 4-7, 2023 at the Omni Orlando Resort Hotel, Orlando, FL) offers a variety of events, including performances, workshops, jam sessions, and clinics. The FSU College of Music is pleased to recognize our current students, faculty, and alumni who are presenting and performing at JEN this year:

Wednesday, January 4

  • 11am (Clinic Room 4/Kissimmee) – “The Little Engine That Could”
    Harry E. Price, II (BME ’74, MME ’75)
  • 5:30pm (Clinic Room 4/Kissimmee) – “The Effects of Jazz Music Curriculum on Children’s Executive Functions and Math Achievement”
    Jazmin D. Ghent (BME ’13)
  • 10:15pm (Inspirations Stage/National Ballroom) – “Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge”
    Matt Vance (MM ’94)

Thursday, January 5

  • 9am (LeJENds Stage/Championsgate) – “Zachary Bartholomew Trio Plays the Music of Chick Corea”
    Zachary Bartholomew (BA ’09; MM ’15)
  • 9am (Clinic Room 6/Harmony) – “Curiosity is More Important Than Talent”
    Harry F. Walters (alum)
  • 12pm (Inspirations Stage/National Ballroom) – FSU Jazz Ensemble I with Jalen Baker*
    Guest artist – Jalen Baker, vibraphone (MM ’19)
    Lead – Leon Anderson (faculty)

Friday, January 6

  • 1pm (Conservatory Stage/Celebration) – FSU Honors Jazz Combo*
    Lead – David Detweiler (faculty; MM ’10)
  • 1pm (New voices stage/International ballroom III) – “Nina on My Mind and I’m Feeling Good, Celebrating the Music and Sensibility of Miss Nina Simone”
    Co-performer: Brandon Robertson (BM ’09; MM ’16)
  • 6pm (Clinic room 6/harmony) – “So I’ve Transcribed a Solo, Now What?”
    Zachary Bartholomew (BA ’09; MM ’15)

Saturday, January 7

  • 11am (Oakmont Room) – “JL Institute”
    John A. Lumpkin, Jr. (MM ’09)
  • 12pm (Conservatory Stage/Celebration) – New World School of the Arts High School Jazz Combo with Scotty Barnhart
    Scotty Barnhart (faculty)
  • 4pm (LeJENds Stage/Championsgate) – Florida State University Faculty Jazz Sextet*
    Leon Anderson, Jr., Scotty Barnhart, David Detweiler, Kevin Jones, Rodney Jordan, Bill Peterson

* – Featured FSU Performances

Be sure to join us immediately following the Jazz Faculty Sextet performance on Saturday, January 7 for the FSU College of Music Alumni Reception, held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Partin Room. All alumni, faculty, and students are invited!

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