EJN press releases

Europe Jazz Network secures Creative Europe funding 2017-2021!

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Thu, 22/06/2017 - 16:49
We are very happy to announce that Europe Jazz Network (EJN) is one of the European networks, across different artistic and cultural fields, that will receive funding from the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union (Networks strand) for the period between September 2017 and August 2021... read more


by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Tue, 20/06/2017 - 12:36
Help Musicians UK is proud to launch the Jazz Promoters Fellowship; a new pilot programme in partnership with internationally recognised and award-winning jazz composer, educator and record producer, Issie Barratt. WHAT IS THE JAZZ PROMOTERS FELLOWSHIP? Based on extensive research... read more

EJN at European Forum on Music in Cyprus

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Thu, 08/06/2017 - 10:37
EJN representatives will participate at the European Forum on Music that will take place on Pafos, Cyprus, European Capital of Culture for 2017, between 9 and 11 June. The meeting, organised by the European Music Council (EMC), of which EJN is a member, and IAMIC, will be the occasion to... read more

Music, Festivals, Heritage conference in Siena

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Tue, 23/05/2017 - 17:59
The major international gathering of the CHIME project for 2017 will take place, in Siena, Italy, between the 25 and 28 May. The conference, titled Music, Festivals, Heritage, seeks to explore a number of key themes, questions or problems for the field, including: Established... read more

Rabih Abou-Khalil, Rokia Troré and Bojan Z as Keynote Speakers at the European Jazz Conference 2017

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Thu, 11/05/2017 - 17:38
Keynote speakers of the European Jazz Conference 2017 in Ljubljana will be three outstanding musicians: Lebanese composer and oud master Rabih Abou-Khalil, Malian award-winning singer and songwriter Rokia Traoré and Serbian pianist and Balkan jazz icon Bojan Z. They will present their views on the... read more

5 new members join the Europe Jazz Network!

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Wed, 10/05/2017 - 16:29
We are really happy to announce that the Board of Directors during the last meetings in Bremen has accepted 5 new members in our network: Jazz from Scotland Jazz from Scotland aims to provide a voice for Scotland and Scottish jazz in the wider UK and International sectors as well as providing a... read more

Registration for the European Jazz Conference 2017 is now open!

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Fri, 28/04/2017 - 10:14
Registration is now open for the European Jazz Conference 2017 in Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, 21 - 24 September. The European Jazz Conference is the most important annual meeting of professionals from the jazz sector in Europe, in particular of presenters, managers, agents and... read more

The EJN Award For Adventurous Programming 2017 goes to Tampere Jazz Happening

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Mon, 24/04/2017 - 13:26
The Europe Jazz Network (EJN) is pleased to reveal the winner of the 6th EJN Award for Adventurous Programming. The Award goes for the first time to a Nordic promoter: Tampere Jazz Happening in Finland.   The public celebration of the 2017 Award will be made on the evening of Friday 28 April... read more

Obituary: Ekkehard Jost (1938 – 2017)

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Tue, 28/03/2017 - 10:38
German musicologist Ekkehard Jost died 23 March 2017 at 79. Jost's contribution to jazz research cannot be overestimated: in 1975 his book "Free Jazz" was the first in-depth study on the matter, and it was translated into several languages. Among his further publications "Europas Jazz, 1960-80"... read more


by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Thu, 16/03/2017 - 15:30
In February 1917, while an unruly group of young white musicians was recording in New York City, under the unconvinced gaze of the Victor management, the music that would be published as the first record with the word “jazz” on the label, another group of musicians, African-Americans from Harlem,... read more

New Study - "Strength in Numbers 2"

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Tue, 14/03/2017 - 10:23
We are very happy to present you the second publication of EJN’s research project: “Strenght in Numbers 2”. This study collected a substantial set of data from the EJN membership about number and typology of concerts organised each year, support to local artists and typology of other activities,... read more

“Anything but boring” - Misha Mengelberg remembered

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Mon, 06/03/2017 - 13:25
If you know where I am, try and find me. Lucebert “A man’s life touches so many other lives”. This line pretty much summarises the sense of the famous old Frank Capra movie It’s a Wonderful Life. What would have happened if a certain life was not there to make it happen? When I think about the... read more

Baku Jazz Festival joins the Europe Jazz Network!

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Wed, 01/03/2017 - 10:58
We are really happy to announce that the Board of Directors have accepted one new EJN member: Baku Jazz Festival - Azerbaijan http://www.europejazz.net/profile/baku-jazz-festival Baku Jazz Festival is a large-scaled project organized by The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan,... read more

Political Statement on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Wed, 01/02/2017 - 11:50
Culture at the heart of a sustainable Europe! Europe Jazz Network is among the 33 signatories of the statement calling on European institutions and Member States to include culture and the arts in the strategic goals of the Union. --------------------- 60 years ago, the treaties of... read more

3 new members of the Europe Jazz Network announced!

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Wed, 14/12/2016 - 12:30
We are really glad to announce that 3 new organisations joined the Europe Jazz Network: A to JazZ Festival - Bulgaria http://www.europejazz.net/profile/jazz-festival A to JazZ Festival is established in 2011 with the support of Municipality of Sofia, "America for Bulgaria" Foundation and... read more