European Jazz Conference

SAVE THE DATE of the next EUROPEAN JAZZ CONFERENCE: 14 - 17 September 2023 in Marseille, France, hosted by the EJN member Marseille Jazz des Cinq Continents, in collaboration with Centre National de la Musique and Association Jazzé Croisé.

The European Jazz Conference 2022 took place at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria, between 22 and 25 September. The Conference was supposed to take place in Sofia in 2020 but was cancelled due to the pandemic, so we were really happy to finally being there, and for the first time in this beautiful city!

The Conference was co-organised by Europe Jazz Network (EJN) & A to Z Foundation- the EJN member that runs the A to JazZ Festival. It was supported by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, that is funding EJN through its network strand for the period 2022-2024.

The theme of the 2022 European Jazz Conference was BREAKING NEW GROUND. Please read here a full presentation of the theme. You can find here you can find the programme outline, and here the showcase selection.

Check out the aftervideo of the European Jazz Conference 2022:

The European Jazz Conference is a leading annual gathering of professionals from the jazz sector in Europe, in particular of promoters, cultural managers, agents and national/regional support organisations. What has been the General Assembly of the Europe Jazz Network, from 2014 has been expanded and is now open as well to any music professional under the name of European Jazz Conference.

The European Jazz Conference is composed of inspiring keynote speeches, high-level discussion groups and workshops, networking sessions for professionals of the creative music sector, cultural visits and in the evenings a showcase festival of the best artists from the host country, Bulgaria for 2022.

The European Jazz Conference is a unique event, the only one of its kind in Europe, centred on building long-lasting relationships, developing new projects and artistic collaborations, sharing expertise and getting up to date with the newest management and programming trends. Moreover, the Conference is about learning about music scenes and best practices from all around the world, including countries beyond Europe.

Check out the full event report of the European Jazz Conference 2022 on Issuu here:

Check out the full event brochure on Issuu here:

Previous editions of the European Jazz Conference took place in Tallinn, Estonia (2021), Novara, Italy (2019), Lisbon, Portugal (2018), Ljubljana, Slovenia (2017), Wroclaw, Poland (2016); Budapest, Hungary (2015) and Helsinki, Finland (2014).