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.

Happy Holidays to all of you!  on Tue, 23/12/2014 - 09:03  PDF version
Dear Members, on the occasion of the very next season holidays, we would like to thank you for your active support and participation in the EJN projects and activities. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a new interesting happy year in the big family of EJN!
Jazz for Kids: engage the Children - London Jazz Festival Roundtable - 16th November at Southbank Centre, London, UK  on Mon, 17/11/2014 - 08:58  PDF version
Jazz for Kids: engage the Children - London Jazz Festival Roundtable - 16th November at Southbank Centre, London, UK This roundtable discussion, kindly organized by Serious/the EFG London Jazz Festival, was the starting point of this project aiming at coming up with a methodology for producing...
New EJN members   on Sat, 15/11/2014 - 09:21  PDF version
ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE MARSEILLE JAZZ DES CINQ CONTINENTS Since 2000, we developed the Festival with the ambition to offer Marseille an appointment with jazz artists from around the world in a wonderful place, Jardins du Palais Longchamp. The atmosphere there emerges conquered...
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...

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