EJN Staff Exchange Programme

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Previous Participant: Øyvind Skjerven Larsen

From: Norsk Jazzforum (Norway)
To: Association Jazzé Croisé (France)
26 May - 02 June 2019

The host of the office exchange program in Paris AJC, have been working on an joint venture project with Norsk jazzforum and the other Nordic jazz organisations.  The project will fuse two long lasting programs: the French “Jazz Migration” and the Nordic “Nordic Jazz Comets” to one event in Paris, France in December 2019. I am the project manager for this project from the Nordic side, so this gave me the opportunity to work closely with the AJC team, and plan this new project in detail.   

This also gave us the opportunity to present the December project to the Norwegian embassy in Paris.   

In addition to work with the AJC team on this specific project, I visited three Pairs venues for concerts and meeting: Sunset, La Dynamo and New Morning. For the last part of my exchange program, I was invited to festival “jazz sous les pommiers” in Coutances. During my stay at jazz sous les pommiers, I was introduced to many French (and international) festivals, agents and media.  Working strategically with the French market over the last few years, this office exchange program was extremely valuable in reconnecting with the network I already know and broaden it further.   

Thank EJN for this superb exchange opportunity!