About the Organisers


NovaraJazz brings to Italy some of the most interesting improvised and electronic productions of today’s musical scene, stimulating a dialogue between different cultures and generations. Its festival and season are recognised on a European level for the quality and originality of their musical programme but also for triggering new relationships between music, places and people.

Since sixteen years, NovaraJazz has grown with a wide proposal of different music series, often combining music with food and wine tasting of local products, performances in historical and naturalistic places in the city center or in the Natural Park of Ticino, around rice fields or in vineyards. NovaraJazz also focuses on students, with dance nights at the University, a whole season of concerts for children and people in need (music for elder people, an orchestra of migrants, piano concerts for prisoners in the local jail).

Beyond music, NovaraJazz also works on photo exhibitions, installations, CD productions and grants for artists who are invited to create new and at times multidisciplinary works in Novara. Residencies are a usual tool to bring artists to the city and develop new productions.

NovaraJazz is organised by Rest-Art, a non-profit organization focused on the interaction between music and various forms of visual arts.



Europe Jazz Network

Europe Jazz Network (EJN) is a Europe-wide association of promoters, presenters and supporting organisations who specialise in creative music, contemporary jazz and improvised music created from a distinctly European perspective. Its membership currently comprises 144 organisations (festivals, clubs and venues, independent promoters and national/regional support organisations) from 35 countries in Europe and beyond.

EJN exists to support the identity and diversity of jazz in Europe and to broaden awareness of this vital area of music as a cultural and educational force. It aims to increase the exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals of the jazz sector and to initiate and encourage the development of international exchanges, special projects and collaborations between producers and artists both within and outside of Europe.

EJN believes that creative music contributes to social and emotional growth and economic prosperity, and is a positive force for harmony and understanding between people from the diversity of cultures inherent in the European family. It is an invaluable channel for the process of intercultural dialogue, communication and collaboration.


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