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IAJE 2000 in NOLA

Joe Lovano and Branford Marsalis with Jazz Golf President Terry Hashimoto at the 2000 IAJE Conference
14-year old Steve Cheney on flute jamming with 16-year old Geoff Sheridan on saxophone at the 2000 IAJE Conference
The Verve booth at the 2000 IAJE Conference
The National Endowment for the Arts presents its American Jazz Masters Awards to David Baker, Marian McPartland and Dr. Donald Byrd at the 2000 IAJE Conference
Billboard VP Howard Appelbaum speaks at the 2000 IAJE Conference
JazzTimes sold its 30th Anniversary T-shirts for only $2 with proceeds going to IAJE's Sisters in Jazz program at the 2000 IAJE Conference
Lynn Seaton and David Liebman at the 2000 IAJE Conference
Ken Burns at the 2000 IAJE
Filmmaker Ken Burns speaks at the 2000 IAJE Conference (photo: Ira Sabin)
Kermit Ruffins speaks at the 2000 IAJE Conference

In January the international jazz community descended upon New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, for the International Association of Jazz Educators conference. Nearly 7,000 educators, musicians, industry professionals, media, fans and, of course, students overflowed the halls and rooms of the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Louisiana Superdome. Here are just a few samples of the scene.

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