Legendary bassist and educator Bob Cranshaw will travel to Atlanta, Georgia on January 2nd to represent the Justice for Jazz Artists campaign at the 4th Annual Jazz Education Network Conference.
The Jazz Education Network Conference (JEN) is the world’s largest annual gathering of jazz educators, students, exhibitors, musicians and clinicians. This year marks the fourth year the conference will be held under the aegis of JEN. Under JEN the conference has grown considerably, from just a couple hundred attendees in 2010, to 2,500 in 2012.
Bob Cranshaw brings his world class performance experience to the conference—having toured with Sonny Rollins for over 50 years—and as an experienced educator. He is also a strong union advocate, a vocal member of Local 802 AFM and recently elected to its Executive Board. In addition to Bob, this year’s conference will feature appearances by Justice for Jazz Artists endorsers and supporters, including Rufus Reid, Wycliffe Gordon and Dave Liebman.
In light of its focus on education and the large number of students and aspiring musicians in attendance at the conference, this will be a great opportunity for Bob to inspire young performers and enlighten them about the challenges and joys of life as a professional musician. He will also bring everyone up to date on the hard-fought victories and ongoing efforts of the Justice for Jazz Artists campaign.
The conference will take place from January 2nd-5th in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Peachtree. We urge you to visit the Jazz Education Network website to find all the pertinent details for this year’s conference!