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.

The European Jazz Conference 2015 is about to begin!  on Mon, 21/09/2015 - 18:51  PDF version
On Thursday 24th September over 200 professionals working in jazz and improvised music from all over Europe will gather in Budapest for 4 days for the European Jazz Conference 2015. Artistic Directors and Managers from the main jazz Festivals, clubs, venues, national organisations and agencies...
Register now for the European Jazz Conference 2015!!  on Mon, 27/07/2015 - 17:16  PDF version
You can now register for the European Jazz Conference 2015, taking place in Budapest, Hungary, 24 to 27 September 2015. The European Jazz Conference (EJC) is the most important annual meeting of jazz professionals in Europe, in particular of producers, presenters and jazz support...
Venice Jazz Festival, Saalfelden Jazzfestival and Moers Festival join EJN!  on Thu, 23/07/2015 - 16:44  PDF version
The Europe Jazz Network is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors have accepted 3 new members in the network. They are: Associazione Culturale Veneto Jazz (Italy), International Jazzfestival Saalfelden / Kunsthaus Nexus (Austria) and Moers Kultur GmbH -...
Moers Festival celebrates the EJN Award 2015 for Adventurous Programming  on Sun, 24/05/2015 - 19:02  PDF version
The EJN Award 2015 for Adventurous Programming was celebrated today during Moers Festival, winner of this year’s Award. The Award Ceremony took place during the reception of the City Mayor in the Festival Hall. Ros Rigby, President of EJN, and Piotr Turkiewicz, EJN Vice President...
EJN reaches 10k likes on facebook  on Wed, 20/05/2015 - 12:50  PDF version
We are happy to announce that our facebook page reached 10.000 likes today! https://www.facebook.com/EuropeJazzNetwork Our social media are followed by many jazz professionals (presenters, promoters, journalists, researchers, agencies, artists) both in Europe and in all the world, and...