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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

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.

EJN New Board after GA/EJC in Helsinki  on Tue, 23/09/2014 - 09:26  PDF version
Dear Members, thank you all for your extraordinary participation in the EJN GA in Helsinki, the first European Jazz Conference open also to non-member professionals! Thanks to the Finnish Jazz Federation which, together with April Jazz, Rajatsi ry / Raahe Jazz on the Beach Festival,...
 18th -21st September 2014   Wednesday 17. September   19:00 Warm-up show:
 Iiro Rantala (pno),...
EJN new member: Womex / Piranha Arts (Germany)  on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:45  PDF version
We are really glad to tell you that the Board of Directors has accepted:   WOMEX / Piranha Arts  Berlin - Germany   as new member of EJN.   The EJN membership includes now 98 organisations in 30 countries.   We wish...
Europe Jazz Media Chart - August 2014  on Sat, 02/08/2014 - 15:55  PDF version
Europe Jazz Media Chart August 2014 New European Jazz Chart A number of jazz magazines from across Europe have come together under the banner Europe Jazz Media to work on common objectives in encouraging and strengthening interest in jazz and spreading awareness of the development and...
Welcome new members of EJN  on Mon, 16/06/2014 - 16:07  PDF version
Dear EJN Members, we are really glad to tell you that the Board of Directors has accepted: >>> Moravia Music Fest Lucie Karafiatova     Brno - Czech Republic >>> Festa Do...