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 Shared Roots of European Jazz” presented at Jazzahead  on Mon, 27/04/2015 - 13:06  PDF version
The Europe Jazz Network's research project and book “The Shared Roots of European Jazz” was presented on the 25th April 2015 during a conference at the international jazz trade show jazzahead! in Bremen. The three-year research project aims at producing the first organic...
Launch of the Europe Jazz Balance website  on Fri, 24/04/2015 - 18:42  PDF version
The website “Europe jazz Balance” (www.europejazzbalance.net), for a more diverse and equal jazz scene, was launched today 24 April 2015 at the international trade show jazzahead! in Bremen, Germany. The website is part of the Europe Jazz Network’s project “Europe...
The EJN Award 2015 goes to Moers Festival in Germany  on Wed, 22/04/2015 - 21:12  PDF version
Bremen, 22/04/2015 - The Europe Jazz Network (EJN) is pleased to announce on the occasion of the jazz trade show “jazzahead!”, which starts tomorrow, the winner of the EJN Award for Adventurous Programming. The 2015 Award goes to Moers Festival in Germany. Each year EJN, the European...
JAZZ WORLD PHOTO 2015  on Wed, 01/04/2015 - 15:17  PDF version
  JAZZ WORLD PHOTO 2015 The three best photographs are from Italy!   The winners of the second annual JAZZ WORLD PHOTO 2015 are now known. The international jury announced the three authors of the best pictures on the themes of jazz, blues and world music for the past year...
EJN has reached 100 Members!!  on Mon, 09/02/2015 - 17:50  PDF version
  Dear EJN Members,   we are really glad to tell you that the Board of Directors has accepted:   - Oslo Jazz Festival, Norway Edvard Askeland edvard@oslojazz.no http://www.oslojazz.no   - Esse Jazz Club, Russia Grant Hangyan/Alexandra Block...