Jazz Futures conference at 12 Points 2017

A core part of 12 Points festival in recent year has been the Jazz Futures series of talks and panel discussions. Since 2013, the Jazz Futures conference engages with the 12 Points audience, delegates and artists to discuss issues facing both emerging artists and promoters operating within the European jazz scene.

In 2017 Jazz Futures focuses its lens on sustainability.
How do we create a sustainable future for jazz music?

Through a series of talks with specialists, programmers, educators and journalists we will explore this area of sustainability focusing on 3 key areas:

1 - Professional Sustainability
Monday 17th July : 10am-12pm

As creative professionals it has never been more difficult to get your music heard. We are at the polished end of a digital music model that has, in the space of 15 years, reduced the art form to a playlist commodity. For many casual music fans, an artists entire discography is simply one click away. This practical session with musician and marketer Matt Fripp of JazzFuel explores how to rise about the torrent of digital noise, how to give meaning to your music and your message and develop tools to sustain and enhance your career.

2 - Industry Sustainability
Monday 17th July : 12:30pm-2pm

12 Points gathers together creative professionals across programming, performance, pedagogy and policy, and so it’s a perfect opportunity to take an audit of the industry in the company of some of its brightest emerging talents and discuss how to ensure this talent has an opportunity to grow within a sustainable music ecology and economy over the next 10 years. How we can sustain this niche music amidst a second wave of commercial dominance? Is it possible to work together?

3 - Festival Sustainability “Take The Green Train”
Tuesday 18th July 10am-12pm

12 Points will “Take The Green Train” with very special guests, representatives of the Europe Jazz Network and of the renowned English charity “Julie’s Bicycle” who provide the creative community with skills to reduce our creative carbon footprint and in doing so provide a better future for musicians and audiences. Julie’s Bicycle is now one of Europes leading Creative Sustainability organisations. Presented in association with Europe Jazz Network and supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, featuring a panel of industry professionals.
EJN ‘Take The Green Train’
Julie’s Bicycle

The 11th edition of 12 Points festival takes place from 16-18th July in Aarhus, Denmark as part of the Aarhus Jazz festival, in association with Jazz Danmark.

Further Info and Booking

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 11:12

Others news

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by 12 Points on Tue, 02/05/2017 - 17:32
Improvised Music Company, the Dublin based curators and producers of 12 Points festival, today announce the programme for the 2017 edition of 12 Points, which will take place July 16-18 in Aarhus, Denmark, in association with Aarhus Jazz Festival and Jazz Danmark, and as part of this vibrant city... read more

Applications now OPEN for 12 Points 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark

by 12 Points on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 17:04
12 Points, the dynamic festival of young European jazz, is on the hunt for 12 of the best and brightest young acts to take part in the 11th edition of this award-winning festival next July in Aarhus, Denmark, in association with the Aarhus Jazz Festival and JazzDanmark, as part of the 2017 Aarhus European Capital of Culture... read more

Names for 12 Points festival announced!

by 12 Points on Thu, 14/07/2016 - 11:03
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12 Points to join Aarhus Jazz Festival for European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2017

by 12 Points on Fri, 08/07/2016 - 12:14
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Apply for 12 Points Festival! Deadline 30 January 2016

by 12 Points on Thu, 14/01/2016 - 17:24
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by 12 Points on Mon, 02/03/2015 - 10:00
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by 12 Points on Thu, 20/11/2014 - 22:12
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by 12 Points on Fri, 12/09/2014 - 10:14
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by 12 Points on Tue, 18/03/2014 - 19:44
2014 Programme Announced! We are delighted to finally announce the 12 acts that have been chosen for 12 Points 2014. Taking place in the wonderful Norrlands Operan in Umea, Sweden 10-12th April.   Opening Night of 12 Points 2014 : Thursday 10th April 12 Points 2014 hits the ground running with some big... read more

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by 12 Points on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 16:59
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EJN Award 2012 goes to 12points!

by 12 Points on Wed, 05/12/2012 - 15:13
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