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Mission Statement

The mission of the Traditional Jazz Educators Network is to perpetuate the traditional jazz idiom by promoting and facilitating the teaching of traditional jazz history and performance techniques to young people. The Network facilitates the exchange of ideas, methods, techniques, and resources among traditional jazz educators. The Network also works to increase opportunities for young traditional jazz musicians, and to improve and increase the teaching of traditional jazz in the schools.
     "Traditional jazz" is defined as the various styles of New Orleans jazz and their outgrowths, encompassing styles sometimes called dixieland, classic jazz, hot jazz, Chicago style, San Francisco style, etc.

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