Jazz Educators of Iowa is a not-for-profit organization who's mission is to provide jazz resources for Iowa's educators. JEI is developing a strong audience with Iowa's music educators, students and fans of this truly original American art form.
2020 Jazz All-State will not be held due to the cancellation of the IBA Conference. We are grateful to the students who worked so hard on their auditions, as well as the directors and teachers who supported them in this process. We look forward to bringing Jazz All-State back in 2021.
JEI Hall of Fame nominations will go on as scheduled this year. We’ll announce the 2020 inductee in April, who will be recognized along with the 2021 honoree at Jazz All-State next year.
The Iowa Bandmasters Association have posted a wealth of resources to help you and your students continue learning while school is suspended, compiled by Dr. Michael Golemo from Iowa State, with help from past IBA president Jane Triplett and a host of Iowa music education leaders in Iowa. There is also a spreadsheet where you can offer your own suggestions and resources. They’re available in this IBA Google Folder - IBA Instructional Resources.