European Jazz Conference

SAVE THE DATE for the 7th European Jazz Conference: 10 - 13 September 2020 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The Conference will be co-organised by Europe Jazz Network (EJN), A to Z Foundation- the EJN member that runs the A to JazZ Festival in the Bulgarian capital, and the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, that will also host the event in its beautiful venue. It will be supported by the Sofia Municipality, 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 2017-2021.

The city of Sofia will host in September 2020 around 350 delegates working in the jazz sector from all over Europe and beyond in order to share knowledge and discuss common projects, collaborations and joint actions. The Conference will also be a great occasion to present music projects from the dynamic Bulgarian jazz scene to an international audience of artistic directors, venue and label managers and booking agents through the very first Bulgarian jazz showcase to be organised within the Conference.

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 external professional participants 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, cultural visits and a showcase festivals with some of the best artists from the host country, this year Bulgaria.

The European Jazz Conference is a unique event, the only one of its kind in Europe, centered 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.

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

You can check out a detailed Report of the previous European Jazz Conference 2019 in Novara, Italy, here on Issuu:


For an aftermovie of the European Jazz Conference 2019 please check:

Aftermovie: European Jazz Conference 2019 in Novara from Europe Jazz Network on Vimeo.