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.

Inception event of CHIME project at EFG London Jazz Festival  on Thu, 19/11/2015 - 12:22  PDF version
EJN President Ros Rigby will be participating on the 20 November 2015, and in the framework of EFG London Jazz Festival, at the inception event of CHIME research project on jazz and heritage sites. EJN is an associated partner in the project and the meeting will be the occasion to explore ...
Jazzlines and Brosella Folk & Jazz welcomed to EJN!  on Mon, 09/11/2015 - 18:47  PDF version
The Board of Directors of the Europe Jazz Network have approved two new members: Jazzlines is Town Hall Symphony Hall’s dynamic programme of live jazz performances and education projects across Birmingham. Part of the registered charity Performances Birmingham Limited, the Jazzlines...
ACTION FOR REFUGEES AT WOMEX15  on Sat, 24/10/2015 - 17:52  PDF version
"We, World Music delegates at Womex in Budapest, want to express our solidarity with refugees in Europe. The refugee situation is unacceptable: closing borders, building walls, using violence against people escaping from war and poverty are the signs of policies based on fear. Europe was...
The Europe Jazz Network to adopt a Green Manifesto at WOMEX 15  on Mon, 19/10/2015 - 11:28  PDF version
The Europe Jazz Network, the main cultural network in Europe focusing on jazz, improvised and creative music, and Julie’s Bicycle, the leading U.K. organisation working for the inclusion of environmental sustainability in the creative sector, have teamed up and developed a Green Manifesto for the...
EJN Statement on the Refugee and Migrant situation in Europe  on Mon, 28/09/2015 - 17:44  PDF version
Media Release Europe Jazz Network Statement on the Refugee and Migrant situation in Europe Members of the Europe Jazz Network gathered in the city of Budapest Hungary between 24 and 27 September 2015 for the annual General Assembly of the network, held within the framework of the European Jazz...