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.

Istanbul Ekspres Festival: Yolda/En Route/On the Road - Music and Migration  on Thu, 06/11/2014 - 08:52  PDF version
Istanbul Ekspres Festival: Yolda/En Route/On the Road - Music and Migration Presentation of the project during Istanbul Ekspres Festival - 7/16 November 2014 at Handelsbeurs in Gent, Belgium.  On 5th November, the EJN Board of Directors met at Handelsbeurs in Gent at the opening of the...
EJN stand at MEDIMEX, Bari, Italy  on Mon, 03/11/2014 - 08:54  PDF version
EJN stand at MEDIMEX, Bari, Italy From 30th October to 1st November 2014, EJN was present with a stand at MEDIMEX in Bari, Italy. We met several music professionals interested in the EJN work and we promoted our projects and our members' activities. MEDIMEX is more and more committed to...
The shared History of European Jazz Roundtable/working group - 31st October 2014 at Fiera del Levante, Bari, Italy  on Sun, 02/11/2014 - 08:56  PDF version
The shared History of European Jazz Roundtable/working group - 31st October 2014 at Fiera del Levante, Bari, Italy The roundtable was introduced by Giambattista Tofoni, EJN Network Manager, who outlined briefly the European context relative to the project supported by EACEA. The project was...
Yolda/En Route/On the Road - Music and Migration 24th October 2014 @ Womex  on Sat, 25/10/2014 - 09:47  PDF version
Yolda/En Route/On the Road - Music and Migration Conference session - 24th October 2014 at Networking Room1, Cidade da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela, Spain The first conference session was an introduction of the first step of the activity Yolda/En Route/On the Road - Music and Migration, a...
EJN stand at WOMEX, Santiago de Compostela, Spain  on Sat, 25/10/2014 - 09:43  PDF version
EJN stand at WOMEX, Santiago de Compostela, Spain From 22nd to 25th October EJN attended the 14th edition of WOMEX in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The EJN stand was open to all professionals interested in joining the network or having information about our activities and connections. We...