EUROPEAN JAZZ CONFERENCE / JAZZ FINLAND FESTIVAL / EJN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

EUROPEAN JAZZ CONFERENCE / JAZZ FINLAND FESTIVAL / EJN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

HELSINKI - FINLAND

18th -21st September 2014
 

Wednesday 17. September
 
19:00
Warm-up show:

Iiro Rantala (pno), Peter Erskine (drs), Lars Danielsson (b) Koko Jazz Club

 
Thursday 18. September
 
Time
Arrivals. Registration* and hand out of program
Crowne Plaza Hotel
 
9.00
Sibelius-Academy; for musicians and students:
Sibelius-Academy jazz department at Music Centre
 
9-11.00

Understanding the international music business for the 21st century musician / Dave Stapleton – Director / Founder of Edition Records
 
12.30-15.00

“Nuts and bolts of jazz reality” – EJN expertise-sharing with young musicians, managers, promoters – a practical business oriented seminar led by some of EJN members
 
Gerry Godley, 12 points

Piotr Turkiewicz, Jazztopad

Martel Ollerenshaw, Take Five Project
Monika Okroj, Jazz Forum

15:30
EJN board meeting
Crowne Suite
 
17:00
Award jury meeting
Crowne Suite
 
17.30
Reception and dinner
Koko Jazz Club
 
19.00
Young Nordic Jazz Comets, continued by jam session
Koko Jazz Club

 
Friday 19. September

Arrivals. Registration* and hand out of program
Crowne Plaza Hotel

10.50
Kuára: ...and the broken - music video screening
Conference room #1-2

11.00
Sessions curated by Finnish Jazz Federation
Conference room #1-2

 
Welcome by Executive Director Maati Rehor, Finnish Jazz Federation
 
* UMO Jazz Orchestra looks ahead, Jutta Jaakkola (UMO)

* Young Nordic Jazz Comets: Model For Future Partnerships, Raisa Siivola (Finnish Jazz Federation)

* Sibelius Academy Jazz Program as an international jazz hub, Jari Perkiömäki (Sibelius-Academy)

* EU-funded start-up: Flame Jazz Club, Jussi Fredriksson (Flame Jazz)
       
13.00
Lunch hosted by the Host
Royal Hall
continued by networking sessions at the hotel
 
13.30
Speed Meetings with Finnish professionals, organized by Music Finland
Conference room #1-4
 
15.00
Welcome – Introducing new members and the EJN Award winner 2014 - Official opening by President of EJN, Annamaija Saarela + Organizers
Conference room #1-2
 
15.15
EJN looks forward.
Conference room #1-4

Projects included in the EJN EU application. Moderator: Wim Wabbes (Handelsbeurs) Introduction by Giambattista Tofoni (EJN) regarding rules of the EU application.

Acvitivies:

- Wim Wabbes - Yolda/En Route - Music and Migration;

- Ros Rigby & Fiona Goh - EJN Research and Information Project;
- Francesco Martinelli - The shared History of European Jazz;

- Peter Schulze & Sybille Kornitschky - JAE Jazz Across Europe - Audience Development;

- Wim Wabbes - Take the green Train - Sustainability best Practices
- Lisa Knudsen - Europe Jazz Balance - Norm-Criticism Awareness;
- Nina Torske - Jazz for Kids - Engage the Children;

- Per Kap Bech Jensen - DSI - Platform ECI (European Circuit of Interludes)

45 minutes of presentation and we will split in different rooms - 1 for each project.

17.30
Dinner hosted by the Host
Royal Hall
 
19.30
Jazz Finland festival
Music Centre
 
22.30
Jazz Finland Festival late night concert
National Theatre Lavaklubi

 
Saturday 20. September
 
10.00
Keynote speaker: Ian Patterson (All About Jazz)
Conference room #1-2
 
10:45
Beyond Europe
Conference room #1-2
Moderator: Ian Patterson, (All About Jazz).

Panelists: Paul Augustin (Penang Jazz Festival, Malaysia), Agus Setiawan
(WartaJazz, Indonesia), Joanne Kee (Jazz Australia)
 
11.45
Coffee break at Winter Garden
 
12:30
Four topics continue in working groups.
 
* Joined programming / touring routes: (how) can it work? Facilitators: Charles Gil (Free Sounds/Voices) Huub Van Riel (Bimhuis) Antoine Bos (AJC/AFIJMA).

Conference room #1

* Optimize production with small and inexpensive tools. Facilitators: Lauri Laurila, (Finnish Jazz Federation), Giambattista Tofoni (EJN), Frank Bolder (Lantaren Venster)

Conference room #2
 
* The name “festival” more and more loses its meaning. What makes a festival a real celebration of art? Facilitator: Matti Nives (We Jazz, Finland)
Conference room #3
 
* Do we teach at schools and music academies our future audience to actually listen to music? Is easy access to everything a real added value of today’s jazz-world? Facilitators: Francesco Martinelli (University of Siena Jazz) and Simon Purcell (Trinity Laban, London)

Conference room #4
 
14:00
Lunch at the Hotel
Royal Hall
 
15.00
Formal General Assembly - EJN members only
Conference room #1-2
 
15.00
Siegfried Loch (ACT Records) interviewed by Matti Nives (We Jazz)
Conference room #3-4
 
16.00
Europe Jazz Media + journalist meetup - by invitation only

Conference room #3-4
 
19.30
Jazz Finland festival
Culture Factory Korjaamo

 
Sunday 21. September
 
10.00
EJN board meeting
Crowne Suite

11.00
Working groups for EJN members only: Networking sessions divided by: festivals (periods), clubs and national organizations:

- National organizations: Maati Rehor (Finnish Jazz Federation) - Clubs: Tamas Bognar (Opus Club BMC)
Conference room #1
- Autumn time festival: Amy Pearce (London Jazz Festival) - Spring time festival: Matti Lappalainen (April Jazz) Conference room #2
 
13.00
Lunch (on your own)
 
14.30
Special program: visit and concert at the Digelius Music Shop
 

Departures

 

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 15:40