European Jazz Conference

The 7th European Jazz Conference (EJC) took place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 16-19 September 2021.

One of the most complex to organise, due to many uncertainties and restrictions caused by the covid-19 pandemic, and yet one of the most rewarding and successful so far. During five intense days, 220 international delegates from 34 different countries enjoyed the opportunity to meet again with the jazz community after a long time apart, to catch up in person and discuss common problems and possible solutions, hear the perspectives from different stakeholders of our sector and inspiring external inputs to our discussions. The majority of delegates were festival and venue directors and representatives of national and regional support organisations, that are members of the Europe Jazz Network, but there has been a significant attendance as well by other international promoters, booking agents, artists’ managers and foreign journalists.

The 2021 Conference was co-organised by Europe Jazz Network (EJN), Jazz EstoniaJazzkaar Festivals and was co-funded by the Estonian Ministry of CultureCity of Tallinn - Candidate 2021 for Unesco City of Music, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, that is supporting EJN through its network grant for the period 2017-2021.

The theme of the EJC 2021 was SHAPES OF JAZZ TO COME. You can find a presentation of the theme at this link and here a programme outline of the Conference.

SAVE THE DATE of the next European Jazz Conference, which will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, between 22 and 25 September 2022 and will be co-organised by EJN and A to Z Foundation (EJN member from Bulgaria). The Conference was supposed to take place in Sofia in 2020 but was cancelled due to the pandemic, so we are really looking forward to finally being there in 2022!

Photo albums of the Conferencehttps://www.flickr.com/photos/ejnpicture/sets/
Brochure of the Conference: https://issuu.com/europejazznetwork/docs/brochure_ejc2021