EJN press releases

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

EJN at Womex 16 in Santiago de Compostela

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Tue, 18/10/2016 - 11:49
EJN will be present at WOMEX 16 (19-23 October) in Santiago de Compostela with the stand n° -1.105 in the new network area of the WOMEX fair, that EJN helped to establish, together with the European Music Council (EMC), IAMIC, the European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals, and other cultural... read more

2 new members join EJN!

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Wed, 05/10/2016 - 11:20
We are really glad to announce that the Board of Directors during the last meetings in Wroclaw has accepted 2 new members in our network: Flame Jazz - Finland http://www.europejazz.net/profile/flame-jazz "Flame Jazz is a concert series since 2011 organising 40-50 high quality concerts a... read more

The European Jazz Conference 2016 is starting today!

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Thu, 22/09/2016 - 13:16
Today, 22nd September 2016, the 3rd European Jazz Conference is starting in Wroclaw, Poland. Over a weekend full of debates, showcases and networking opportunity, leading professionals from the creative music and jazz sector will meet and discuss about the future of the music sector, and the way... read more

DEADLINE POSTPONED to register to the European Jazz Conference 2016

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Fri, 09/09/2016 - 15:26
The deadline for external registrations to the European Jazz Conferenceof this year, 22-25 September in Wroclaw, Poland, has been postponed to Friday 16 September 2016.   To register to the European Jazz Conference 2016:  https://... read more

Polish Jazz Showcase at the European Jazz Conference 2016

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Wed, 07/09/2016 - 17:56
POLISH JAZZ SHOWCASE AT THE EUROPEAN JAZZ CONFERENCE: 22-24.09.2016 A jazz showcase that will give you an opportunity to see leading young improvisers who represent the latest trends in Polish jazz. The showcase programme is free for all registered participants to the European Jazz Conference... read more

Keynote Speakers at the European Jazz Conference 2016

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Thu, 01/09/2016 - 12:46
The European Jazz Conference 2016 will see some incredible keynote speakers in the days of Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September 2016 at the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Poland. Danilo Perez, internationally renowned Panamanian musician and UNESCO Artist for Peace will talk about... read more

Showcase programme and final names announced for the European Jazz Conference 2016!

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Fri, 05/08/2016 - 12:17
We are very happy to announce the Showcase programme and the final speakers and moderators of the European Jazz Conference that will take place in Wrocław, Poland, between 22-25 September 2016. The showcase programme will take place every evening during the Conference at the National Forum... read more

The EJN Award 2016 goes to Manchester Jazz Festival

by EJN Europe Jazz Network on Fri, 22/07/2016 - 18:55
The Europe Jazz Network (EJN) is pleased to officially announce the winner of the 5th EJN Award for Adventurous Programming. The Award 2016 goes to Manchester Jazz Festival, the first UK promoter to receive the prestigious Award.   Each year EJN, the Europe-wide association of promoters,... read more