Jazz Connective is a collaborative project between different European actors built to sustainably strengthen our artistic scenes, composed of promoters and producers, musicians and professionals, by exploring these issues on a European scale. This project is supported by the European Union within the framework of Creative Europe - Cooperation Project and will take place in several stages, in several European cities. Read more

Upcoming Events

THE ENGLISH SESSION: BIRMINGHAM
We Insist! Social Inclusion through Creative Music
Bowrain (SI)
Sara Colman (UK)

Participants

Alice Rouffineau

Alice Rouffineau

Alice Rouffineau has been running cultural and educationnal programmes at Périscope venue in Lyon for four years now.  She coordinates projects involving musicians and people of all kinds (children, seniors …

Kim Macari

Kim Macari

An improvising artist and composer immersed in the jazz and improvised music scene. Whether as a performer, teacher or a producer, her passion lies in the strength of improvised music …

Kenneth Killeen

Kenneth Killeen

Artistic Director of Improvised Music Company (IMC), Ireland’s leading promoter of jazz & ethnic music and a dedicated resource organisation for Irish jazz musicians.


Jan Granlie

Jan Granlie

Writer, editor in chief for the web magazine salt-peanuts.eu, former editor in chief for the Norwegian jazz magazine Jazznytt, board member of several jazz festivals.

Benjamin Kohler

Benjamin Kohler

Communication manager for different concert venues in Lyon (France).

Gilles Gaujarengue

Gilles Gaujarengue

Journalist, writer. 

Thoughts on European Jazz

Thoughts on European Jazz

As each european country seem to reflect a specific cultural and musical identity, the shape of european jazz seem to get clearer and richer with artistic circulation.


Inclusion and inclusivity.

Inclusion and inclusivity.

A provocation by Oliver Weindling

Watch | Audience Development for Innovative Music

Watch | Audience Development for Innovative Music

Jazz Connective's first roundtable at Ljubljana for Druga Godba festival invited Mathieu Durand (Fr), Ellen Cranitch (IE), Miha Zadnikar (SI), Cormac Larkin (IE) to share their experiences and point …

Jazz Connective in Slovenia by Andrew Dehany

Jazz Connective in Slovenia by Andrew Dehany

 “For innovative music we need an innovative environment.”  

Jazz Connective Ljubljana Notes & Observations by Cormac Larkin

Jazz Connective Ljubljana Notes & Observations by Cormac Larkin

In an increasingly ‘connected’ world, it is clearly important to the survival of creative music in Europe that individual scenes, and the people who make them – musicians, promoters, stakeholders, even …

Slow Touring - Savour the Journey

Slow Touring - Savour the Journey

Any musician will tell you that touring is a blessing for a band. "It's a special experience, absolutely essential for developing your artistry" states French cellist Vincent Courtois. Some …