Despite adversity, we are organizing the 9th and the very unique edition of Intl Jazz Platform. We feel an even bigger need to keep going and provide young artists with an environment in which they can learn from each other, exchange ideas, gain knowledge about the sector, express their concerns and hopes. Where they can feel the sense of belonging and where they can be understood and inspired. We are super happy that for this special edition we will be joined by an amazing faculty team including: Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, Lotte Anker on saxophone, Håvard Wiik on piano, Petter Eldh on bass and Gard Nilssen on drums. 


This year’s edition of Intl Jazz Platform is a special one. First of all, it’s a part of the Creative Europe project “Footprints”, which is a new collaborative project that aims at reforming the music sector and introducing the values of social, economic and environmental responsibility to its activities. Created on the initiative of the Periscope from Lyon and Wytwórnia Foundation from Lodz, Footprints will be implemented with 4 experienced European partners Bimhuis from Amsterdam, Druga Godba from Ljubljana, Music Austria from Vienna and Oslo Jazz Festival and it will provide education, training and mentoring programmes for artists, agents and promoters.

Footprints means exciting seminars, workshops, meetings with promoters and mentorship by the most experienced actors of the European music sector. It also means tours for the selected artists and their bands around Europe. 6 participants of Intl Jazz Platform Footprints Edition from Poland, France, Slovenia, Austria, Holland and Norway will be selected to take part in the European tours that will take place between June 2021 and March 2022.


Moreover, thanks to financial support of EOG and Norway grants we have established the partnership with the most prominent venue and cultural institution form Norway Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene. 9 years ago Intl Jazz Platform was created as a result of cooperation with Norwegian jazz musicians and inspired by the Norwegian artistic education system. It aimed at introducing the values characteristic of the Norwegian system, such as creativity, openness to different understanding of music, respect for diversity and freedom of expression. 

Partnership with Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene means exciting master concerts of European artists (among others Gard Nilssen’s Supersonic Orchestra, Waldemar 4, Kongle Trio, Dell/Lillinger/Westergaard, Lucia Cadotsch Trio Speak Low, Space Galvachers, Stian Westerhus Solo, Pimpono Ensemble). It also means a SPECIAL EDITION OF INTL JAZZ PLATFORM IN OSLO for 10 selected participants. 


50 young artists from Europe 
WHEN: 18 – 22 July, 2021 

Intl Jazz Platform Footprints Edition is an international educational scheme , which is a response to the needs of young artists who are looking for creative faculty, inspiring working environment and would like to gain knowledge about the international music markets and developing a network of international contacts. Programme of Intl Jazz Platform Footprints edition includes workshops conducted by prominent musicians of the European jazz scene, as well as seminars and meetings run by representatives of the music industry - festival directors and experts from Poland and Europe.

5 days of workshops for 50 young artists 

1 additional workshop day for 6 selected artists to Footprints tours on July 17th 2021.  Participation in the workshop is free. The Organizer also covers the travel costs for Lodz, accommodation and sustenance.

A tour around Europe for 6 selected artists (around 10 concerts during the period between June 2021 and April 2022). 

3 days of workshop within the Norwegian edition of Intl Jazz Platform (3 – 6 October, Oslo) for 10 selected participants. Organizer covers travel costs, accommodation & sustenance.

WHERE: Klub Wytwórnia, Łąkowa 29 Str., 90-554 Łódź, Poland

In addition to that:
- 6 participants (and their bands. Other band members can, but don’t have to participate in Intl Jazz Platform) from Poland, Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, France will take part in the European tours organized with Footprints agents: season  2021-2022
- 10 participants from Poland will be selected to take part in the Norwegian edition of Intl Jazz Platform in Oslo: 3 – 6 October, 2021.

Application form and  condition for participation available here:  (Tab: artists)