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JEN 2022

Jazz Education Network 2022 Conference

Welcome! We are thrilled to join the Jazz Education Network (JEN) in presenting its 2022 Conference. We applaud how you embrace an improvizational spirit as you map out innovative and trailblazing ways to engage and educate your students. Thank you!

The JEN conference gives us an opportunity to connect with all of you and to remind you that Yamaha is your partner in music education, not just through our great instruments and professional audio products but also with resources, support and professional development.

We know how difficult this past year has been as we navigated through these uncertain times, and we want to express our appreciation and gratitude for everyone involved in making this conference possible. We want to continue to hear about your programs and learn about you and your specific needs to see how Yamaha can partner with you to help.

Stop by our booth to say hello and check out our new layout. We’re eager to talk with you about your needs as a performer or educator. 

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Yamaha Performing Artists’ Clinics and Performances

Thursday, January 6

  • 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. — Ignacio Berrora, “A Conversation with the 2022 LeJENd of Latin Jazz Recipient: Ignacio Berroa” (Shawnee Trail / Third Level)
  • 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. — John Riley, Alex Heitlinger Jazz Orchestra (Inspirations Stage: Landmark A-B / Lobby Level)
  • 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. — Sean Dobbins, “The Band Director’s Guide to Jazz Drumming” (Cumberland K-L / Exhibition Level)
  • 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. — Dave Meder, “How Do We Teach ‘Improvisation’?” (Cumberland A-C / Exhibition Level)
  • 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. — Randy Brecker, Arthur White and MERGE Jazz Collective with Randy Brecker & Ada Rovatti (Inspirations Stage: Landmark A-B / Lobby Level)
  • 3:00 – 3:50 p.m. — Sergio Bellotti, “A Fun Approach to Jazz Improvisation with Strings” (Bryan-Beeman / Atrium Level)
  • 10:10 – 11:00 p.m. — Caleb Chapman and Jeff Coffin, Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band with Victor Wooten & Jeff Coffin (Inspirations Stage: Landmark A-C / Lobby Level)
  • 11:00 – 11:59 p.m. — Daniel Pardo, Brasuka (New Voices Stage: Reunion G-H / Lobby Level)

Friday, January 7

  • 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. — John Sturino, Conner Eisenmenger’s Think Tank (Conservatory Stage: Pegasus / Lobby Level)
  • 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. — Mike Steinel, “Finding the Organic Path to Creative Improvisation” (Cumberland G-H / Exhibition Level)
  • 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. — Alexa Tarantino, Lioness (Inspirations Stage: Landmark A-B / Lobby Level)
  • 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. — Allison Miller, Sisters in Jazz (LeJENds Stage: Reunion A-C / Lobby Level)
  • 4:00 – 4:50 p.m. — John Wittmann & Yamaha Artists, “The Intersection of Pedagogy and Performance in Today’s World” (Cumberland A-C / Exhibition Level)
  • 5:00 – 5:50 p.m. — Randy Brecker, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Jazz Orchestra with Randy Brecker and Eric Marienthal (Visions Stage: Landmark D / Lobby Level)
  • 5:00 – 5:50 p.m. — Allison Miller, “Momentum — Portraits of Women in Motion with Special Guest Regina Carter” (LeJENds Stage: Reunion A-C / Lobby Level)
  • 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. — Ignacio Berroa, LeJENd of Latin Jazz Award Presentation to Ignacio Berroa and University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band & Jazz Singers featuring Ignacio Berroa

Saturday, January 8

  • 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. — Ryan Middagh, Vanderbilt University’s Blair Big Band (Visions Stage: Landmark D / Lobby Level)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. — Mike Steinel, New Music Instrumental Big Band Reading Session (Inspirations Stage: Landmark A-B / Lobby Level)
  • 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. — Jeff Coffin, Brigham Young University Synthesis Big Band with Derek Brown (Visions Stage: Landmark D / Lobby Level)
  • 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. — Allison Miller, “JENerations Jazz Experience — Drum Set Masterclass with Allison Miller” (Bryan-Beeman / Atrium Level)
  • 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. — Robin Eubanks, “Take Excellent Care: How to Maximize Your Vitality, Productivity, and Creativity Via Smart Health and Fitness Practices” (Cumberland E-F / Exhibition Level)
  • 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. — Walter White, Walter White All Star Big Band (Inspirations Stage: Landmark A-B / Lobby Level)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. — Rob Parton and Ryan Middagh, Young Composer Showcase (Cumberland K-L / Exhibition Level)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Rob Parton, University of Texas Two O’Clock Lab Band (Visions Stage: Landmark D / Lobby Level)
  • 6:00 – 6:50 p.m. — Bob Breithaupt, “Have a Plan A and a Plan B — Creating Your Personal Strategic Plan” (Cumberland G-H / Exhibition Level)
  • 6:00 – 6:50 p.m. — Randy Brecker, “The Trumpet Summit” (Cumberland E-F / Exhibition Level)


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