Intl Jazz Platform Footprints Edition 18 - 22.07.2021

We are thrilled to inform you that from July 18 till Jul 22 we are organizing the 9th edition of Intl Jazz Platform. This year again, Łódź will welcome the best jazz musicians from Poland and abroad, who will have an opportunity to master their skills under the supervision of international experts. We are super happy that for this special edition we will be joined by an amazing faculty team:
  • Susana Santos Silva on trumpet,
  • Lotte Anker on saxophone,
  • Håvard Wiik on piano,
  • Petter Eldh on bass
  • 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 one of the most prominent venues and cultural institutions 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. We are now super happy to develop this cooperation with Norway even further.

Partnership with Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene means exciting master concerts of European artists:
  • Gard Nilssen’s Supersonic Orchestra
  • Waldemar 4
  • Kongle Trio
  • Dell/Lillinger/Westergaard
  • Lucia Cadotsch Trio Speak Low
  • Space Galvachers
  • Stian Westerhus Solo
  • Pimpono Ensemble
  • Lucy Railton & Kit Downes

It also means a special edition of Intl Jazz Platform in Oslo. 10 Polish participants of Intl Jazz Platform 2021 will be selected to take part in the Norwegian edition of the platform in Oslo within dates October 3rd – 6th.