H. David Caffey


H. David Caffey

H. David Caffey, associate dean, College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences, is serving as president of the International Association for Jazz Education. IAJE is a professional association with more than 9,500 members from 45 countries. Since assuming the elected leadership position in July 2004, Caffey has represented the organization in Holland (the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague), Spain (The International Society for Music Education World Conference in Tenerife, Canary Islands), New York City (Grand Opening of Jazz at Lincoln Center?s new performance home, Rose Hall), Washington, D.C. (reception at the White House hosted by President Bush honoring the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters), Chicago (Midwest Band and Orchestra Annual Clinic) and San Diego (the National Association of Schools of Music). Caffey presided over the 32nd Annual International Conference of IAJE in January. The Long Beach conference was attended by more than 7,000 jazz educators, professional musicians, industry professionals and students. In January, Caffey was interviewed three times by jazz radio stations, including KKJZ 88.1, KSDS 88.3.