Jazz Education Network – 6th Annual Conference, Grand Hyatt, San Diego
Jazz Educators Conference – four jam-packed days – featuring Herbie Hancock as Keynote Speaker, 77 concerts, 71 clinics/panel discussions, 36 research presentations, the JENerations student jazz festival as well as over 100 exhibitors. Each evening closes with concerts and jam sessions and the hang is not to be missed.
Wednesday, Jan 07
10p – 10:50p – John Beasley’s Big Band, MONK’estra
Inspirations Stage/Seaport Ballroom D-H (St2)
MUSICIANS: John Beasley – Conductor/Arranger
SAX: Bob Sheppard, Justo Almario, Keith Fiddmont, Tom Luer, Adam Schroeder
TRUMPET: Bijon Watson, Brian Swartz, Brian Lynch, Rashawn Ross
TROMBONE: Francisco Torres, Wendell Kelly, Ryan Dragon, Steve Hughes
BASS: Reggie Hamilton
DRUMS: Gary Novak
PIANO/SYNTHESIZERS: John Beasley
Jan 09 12p – 12:50p – Workshop
John Beasley: The Art of Comparison: Monk’s Arrangements from Tradition to Contemporary
Seaport Ballroom A (ST2)
The annual conference of 3000 teachers, researchers, students, artists, performing arts presenters, music industry partners, enthusiasts and more.