The annual JEN (Jazz Education Network) Conference is being held in Louisville January 4 – 7. My friend Renato Vasconcellos and I will present a clinic on Thursday, January 5 at 1PM in the French Room at the Galt House. The clinic topic is Brazilian / American Styles and Approaches: A Comparison of Similarities and Differences. The Mike Tracy/Renato Vasconcellos Brazilian Ensemble will perform Saturday morning at 9AM at the Galt House Conservatory. Joining us will be Pat Lentz – guitar, Pablo Souza – bass, Bruno ‘gafanhoto’ Souza – percussion/drums and Lournenço Vasconcellos – drums/percussion. Visit the conference and check us out.