Conference Programme

Centro Cultural de Belém, Praça do Império, Lisbon, Portugal

Thursday 13 September 2018
13.00, Registration opens
15:00 - 15:15, Welcome of EJN members and celebration of EJN Award for Adventurous Programming 2018 / Announcement of EJN Award for Social Inclusion
15:15 - 16:15, 6 parallel working groups on progressing EJN activities:
  • Social Inclusion
  • Gender Balance
  • Jazz for Young People
  • Digital tools / Streaming group
  • Artistic Exchange Platform
  • National Organisations
16:30 - 18:30, Formal EJN General Assembly
22:00 - 23:30, Opening Gala Concert: Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos with guests: Maria João (voc), João Paulo Esteves da Silva (piano), João Mortágua (sax) and João Barradas (accordion) 

Friday 14 September 2018

10:00, Registration opens
10:30 - 11:00, Opening ceremony and welcome addresses  
11:00 - 11:45, Keynote speech #1, Maria João (PT): “Journeys on the Edge”
11:45 - 13:00, Portuguese jazz in the European context, open panel debate
  • Beatriz Nunes (musician, PT) 
  • Pedro Guedes (Director of the Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos, PT)
  • Pedro Costa (Clean Feed label manager and promoter, PT)
  • Rui Eduardo Paes (author, journalist and promoter, PT)
  • Pedro Cravinho (author and researcher, PT)
  • Moderator: Francesco Martinelli (author, jazz historian, Siena Jazz Archive Director, IT)

13:00 - 14:00, Lunch at CCB
14:00 - 14:40, Portuguese Showcase Festival #1: 
15:00 - 16:30, 5 parallel discussion groups on sharing expertise and knowledge between music professionals:
JAZZ AND THE CITY: Developing a jazz strategy within an overall music strategy for a city
  • Azucena Mico (Sound Diplomacy, ES)

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES: What’s new in approaches to jazz programming worldwide.
  • Adam Schatz (NYC Winter JazzFest, USA)
  • Jan Bang (musician/Punkt Festival, NO)
  • Paul Mason (Australia Council for the Arts, AUS)
  • Moderator: Jan Ole Otnæs (Nasjonal Jazzscene - Victoria, NO)

JAZZ RESEARCH: WHAT’S BEEN DONE AND WHAT’S NEW? The impact of Jazz Festivals - presentation of existing works plus new areas of research underway
  • Tony Whyton (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK)

JAZZ- WHO’S COMING? What do our members know about their audiences and does the picture vary across Europe?
  • Tina Heine (Salzburg Jazz & the CIty, AU)

JAZZ- THE MEDIUM AND THE MESSAGE: What are the latest marketing trends across Europe and what will things look like in 10 years’ time? How do we harness new technology to promote our music? 
  • Scott Cohen (The Orchard, UK)

16:30 - 18:00, 6 parallel "Heritage Walks" in the area of Belém
After the successful experience at the European Jazz Conference 2017 in Ljubljana, and on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, participants will split in 6 parallel groups that will walk to a museum/heritage space in the area of Belém where a storyteller/musician will do a small performance or tell a story on the theme of “ON THE EDGE”. After this the groups will go back to CCB for the showcase programme.
18:30 - 19:50, Portuguese Showcase Festival #2:
  • Bode Wilson trio
  • Axes
20:00 - 21:30, Dinner at CCB
21:30 - 02:00, Fringe programme & events happening around the city

Saturday 15 September 2018

10:00, Registration opens
10:30 - 11.15, Keynote speech #2, Francois Pachet (FR): “Artificial Intelligence in a cultural economy”
11.15 - 12.45, Panel discussion on Keynote speech topic
  • Francois Pachet (Director of Spotify Creator Technology Research Lab, FR)
  • Kelly Snook (music producer and technologist, USA)
  • Scott Cohen (The Orchard, UK)

12:45 - 13:00, Group photo
13:00 - 14:00, Lunch at CCB
14:00 - 14:40, Portuguese Showcase Festival #3, Small Auditorium:
  • Pedro Melo Alves’ Omniae Ensemble
14:45 - 15:15, A bit of stretching, yoga, tai chi in the Olive Garden
15:30 - 16:00, Free networking time to continue the discussions of the previous days
16:00 - 16:15, KIDS CAN concert by young musicians

16:30 - 17:00, Public presentation of EJN Activities: launch of the book on the History of Jazz in Europe, adoption of the EJN Manifesto on Gender Balance
17:00 - 17:30, Final Plenary and presentation from EJC 2019 hosts
18:30 - 19:50, Portuguese Showcase Festival #4
  • Quarteto Beatriz Nunes
  • TGB
20:00 - 21:30, Dinner at CCB
21:30 - 02:00, Fringe programme & events happening around the city

Sunday 16 September 2018

10.30 - onwards, Cultural tours of the city of Lisbon, offered by the Lisbon Municipality (see specific web section)