The first ever Award was presented to 12 Points at the jazzahead! expo in Bremen, Germany on Friday 20th April 2012.
THE FIRST EVER EJN AWARD GOES TO: 12POINTS FESTIVAL!
Celebrating its 25th anniversary year Europe Jazz Network proudly presents the first ever EJN Award 2012 - for Adventurous Programming - Awarded to 12 Points - Innovative Irish jazz festival.
12Points - the annual project conceived and organised by Improvised Music Company of Dublin, Ireland, under the direction of Gerry Godley - is a unique forward-looking concept devoted to presenting 12 young or newly-emerging groups (or solo artists) from 12 European countries who are not yet well-known outside their home territory. www.12points.ie
EJN Award Press release: EJNAward_Press_release_2012.pdf
From the left: Gerry Godley, Nod Knowles, Annamaija Saarela, Jon Newey, Filippo Bianchi and Francesco Martinelli. Photographer from jazzahead!: Frank Pusch firstname.lastname@example.org