EJN Europe Jazz Network


Europe Jazz Network (EJN) is a Europe-wide association of producers, presenters and supporting organisations who specialise in creative music, contemporary jazz and improvised music created from a distinctly European perspective.

The membership includes 89 organisations (Festivals, clubs and concert venues, independent promoters, national organisations) in 28 countries.

EJN exists to support the identity and diversity of jazz in Europe and broaden awareness of this vital area of music as a cultural and educational force.

EJN's mission is to encourage, promote and support the development of the creative improvised musics of the European scene and to create opportunities for artists, organisers and audiences from the different countries to meet and communicate.

EJN believes that creative music contributes to social and emotional growth and economic prosperity. It is an invaluable channel for the process of inter-cultural dialogue, communication and collaboration. And music is a positive force for harmony and understanding between people from the diversity of cultures inherent in the European family.

EJN aims to:
– advocate for jazz and cultural activity in Europe
– build relationships with local, national & international cultural agencies
– support and encourage creativity
– foster co-operation between members and with others
– collect and share information and knowledge
– invest and build resources
– encourage exchanges of musical programmes and artists
– establish models of good professional practice

EJN members' activities include concert, tour and festival programming and production; commissioning and supporting new music; and a range of educational and audience development initiatives.

EJN's work includes organising an annual General Assembly and other networking meetings, advocacy across Europe, research, provision of information, fundraising and communication – through various media and the EJN website www.europejazz.net

EJN and its work is organised by an unpaid Board of Directors elected by the membership, by members' working groups and by two part-time paid staff.

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Spotlight on... MaiJazz Festival  on Fri, 13/05/2016 - 10:56  PDF version
An interview with a member of the Europe Jazz Network. Helleik Kvinnesland is Managing Director of Maijazz Festival in Stavanger, Norway. The festival is now at its 28th edition and, as the name suggest, takes place at the start of May. It develops throughout one week with 50 concerts in 8...
The second part of Evan Parker’s “green tour” is starting in April 2016 with three new concerts in amazing venues in the north of Europe. The tour, part of the “Take the Green Train” project run by Europe Jazz Network and Julie’s Bicycle, focuses on testing new models for making more sustainable...
4 new members of the Europe Jazz Network announced!  on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:31  PDF version
We are very happy to announce that the Board of Directors has accepted 4 new members to the Europe Jazz Network:   Gamlestaden Jazz Festival (Sweden) Gamlestaden Jazz Festival is an international jazz festival in Gothenburg organized by the non-profit association and established in 2013....
EJN at the Pop and Jazz Platform 2016  on Thu, 11/02/2016 - 14:44  PDF version
A delegation of the Europe Jazz Network is participating at the the Pop and Jazz Platform Meeting 2016 that will take place at Codarts Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on 12-13 February, in collaboration with IASJ and in the framework of the AEC Full Score Project funded by the Creative Europe programme...
EVAN PARKER ON A GREEN TOUR OF EUROPE  on Mon, 08/02/2016 - 12:18  PDF version
English tenor & soprano saxophonist Evan Parker will be touring Europe in February and April 2016 in the framework of “Take the Green Train” project run by the Europe Jazz Network and Julie’s Bicycle and supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.   Evan Parker is...