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.

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...
Jazz Finland Festival/European Jazz Conference 2014  on Mon, 06/10/2014 - 22:34  PDF version
ALL ABOUT JAZZ | Live Reviews Jazz Finland Festival/European Jazz Conference 2014 By IAN PATTERSON, Published: October 6, 2014 “ We don’t want jazz to be run by old men. We want equality and we want women’s voices to be heard. — Raisa Siivola (Finnish Jazz...
PRESS RELEASE | EJN - EUROPE JAZZ NETWORK  on Thu, 25/09/2014 - 21:21  PDF version
  PRESS RELEASE EJN - EUROPE JAZZ NETWORK EJN General Assembly  / European Jazz Conference Helsinki 17-21 September 2014 Europe Jazz Network (EJN) - www.europejazz.net The annual EJN Europe Jazz Network General Assembly took place from September 17-21 in Helsinki (...
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),...