The 25th anniversary of Europe Jazz Network
Europe Jazz Network (EJN) is an association of European producers
and presenters who specialise in contemporary jazz and improvised
In 2012 EJN celebrates its 25th anniversary - it all started with the world wide web...
EJN was formed in 1987, at a time when the internet and email were in
their infancy. From the inspiration that new electronic communication
methods could make it possible for promoters to share ideas and
collaborate in organising tours and concerts, EJN was created as a
network of promoters who connected with one another through the
newly emerging medium of the world wide web.
... and with mr Filippo Bianchi...
Based in Italy, and prompted by the vision of Filippo Bianchi, long-time Artistic Director of
Ravenna Jazz and Reggio Emilia Jazz, in the early years EJN recruited around 20 members
coming from all over Europe who collected and shared information on musicians and live music
promotion. Nowadays the membership includes 84 organisations in 27 countries.
More about the EJN history: http://www.europejazz.net/history.htm
EJN celebrates its 25th anniversary year in 2012
PRESIDENTE ONORARIO of the 25th anniversary year mr Filippo Bianchi
AT THE EJN General Assembly in Bari, Puglia, Italy 27.-30. September 2012 (www.pugliasounds.it)
AND WITH MORE MEMBERS THAN EVER - WELCOME NEW MEMBERS, see 'Join EJN' for details
The membership now includes 86 organisations in 27 countries.
- Festivals, clubs and concert venues, independent promoters, national organisations -
Information on how to Join EJN here: http://www.europejazz.net/join_EJN.htm
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.
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.