12 Points

festivalorganised by

Improvised Music Company

Dates of next edition: 
From: 25/09/2019
To: 29/09/2019
68 Dame Street
Artistic Director: 
Kenneth Killeen
Based in Dublin, with partners right across Europe, 12 Points showcases young, creative and ambitious artists in jazz and related music from all points on the continent. Our mission is to assist and promote these emerging artists, bringing their music to new audiences.

12 Points Festival alternates between Dublin and other vibrant, young European cities. In February 2012 we were in Porto, Portugal. April 2014 was Umeå in Sweden. The next edition from in July 2016 will see the festival travel to San Sebastian, Spain.

Increasingly, our artists are appearing at other leading festivals and venues across Europe through our mobility programme 12 Points Plus, and we are a database and up to date resource for anyone with an interest in happening music from Dublin to the west, Skopje to the East, Gothenburg to the north, Porto to the south and everywhere in between.

You don’t know diddly about new jazz in Europe until you’ve checked out 12 Points!