The Mission of the JEN Research Interest Group is to provide a platform and network for jazz research and its applications to pedagogy and the art form.

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Call for Submissions

Jazz Education in Research and Practice, Volume 4

The journal (Jazz, IU Press) explores diverse topics of jazz scholarship and its application to pedagogy, providing a forum for interaction and exchange between researchers and practitioners grounded in scholarship. The editors welcome articles that provide models, resources and effective techniques for the teaching and the learning of the art form.

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2021

EFCF/JEN Research Fellowship

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation/JEN Research Fellowship is intended to provide opportunities for a serious educator/student/music historian (such as senior researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students) to conduct a directed research Project associated with the archival collections at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

JEN membership required to apply.

Callout for Research Presentations


April 1 – April 30

The research track solicits the submission of original, principled research presentations dealing with topics related to jazz history, pedagogy, industry, and performance practice.  Presentations will run parallel to clinics and performances during the conference. We encourage research that has a direct impact on jazz education and performance. 


Research Presentations

Video produced by Mojo Factory Productions

Online Journals

Current Research in Jazz

Hardbop (not refereed)

Journal of Jazz Studies

Print Publications

Jazz Audiences Initiative

The Jazz Audiences Initiative was a two-year national market study conducted by the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus with support by the Doris Duke Foundation. All findings, summary reports, and data are featured on the JEN website as a resource for insights into audience development and further research initiatives.


Have questions? Please contact me!

Dr. Monika Herzig, JEN Research Committee Chair