European Jazz Conference

SAVE THE DATE for the 6th European Jazz Conference in Novara, Italy, 12 - 15 September 2019

We are very happy to announce the theme of the Conference 2019: "Feed your Soul", you can read a full presentation of the theme at this link. We will announce the names of keynote speakers, showcase bands and the initial programme at the end of April during jazzahead! 2019.

The European Jazz Conference is co-organised by Europe Jazz Network (EJN), NovaraJazz and Rest-Art association, with the support of the Municipality of Novara, Piedmont region, MiBAC (Italian Ministry of Culture) and of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, that is supporting EJN through its network strand for the period 2017-2021.

The European Jazz Conference is a leading annual gathering of professionals from the jazz sector in Europe, in particular of promoters, cultural managers, agents and national/regional support organisations. What has been the General Assembly of the Europe Jazz Network, from 2014 has been expanded and is now open as well to external professional participants under the name of European Jazz Conference.

The European Jazz Conference is composed of inspiring keynote speeches, high-level discussion groups and workshops, networking sessions for professionals, cultural visits and a showcase festival of the best new artists from the host country, this year Italy.

The European Jazz Conference is a unique event, the only one of its kind in Europe, centered on building long-lasting relationships, developing new projects and artistic collaborations, sharing expertise and getting up to date with the newest management and programming trends. Moreover, the Conference is about learning about music scenes and best practices from all around the world, including countries beyond Europe.

Previous editions of the European Jazz Conference have taken place in Lisbon, Portugal (2018); Ljubljana, Slovenia (2017); Wrocalw, Poland (2016); Budapest, Hungary (2015) and Helsinki, Finland (2014).

You can read the full report of the European Jazz Conference 2018 in Lisbon on issuu here: https://issuu.com/europejazznetwork/docs/ejc_ejn_ga2018_report

You can watch a wrap-up video of the last European Jazz Conference 2018 in Lisbon here: