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

Participants

Matthew Jacobson

Matthew Jacobson

Matthew Jacobson is an Irish drummer, composer, bandleader, educator and producer currently based in Dublin.

Mathieu Girod

Mathieu Girod

Radio Nova journalist and media coordinator at the Opéra National de Lyon 

This lover of melodies and history has been working for several years as a journalist and reporter at …

Øyvind Larsen

Øyvind Larsen

Øyvind Larsen, artistic and managing director of Oslo Jazzfestival.

Writer for Jazznytt magazine and Europe Jazz Network board member.


Dojrana Prokopieva

Dojrana Prokopieva

Musicologist and cultural professional. Since January 2018 she is Head of production of the International Music Festival DRUGA GODBA in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Žiga Koritnik

Žiga Koritnik

Music photographer. 

Nicki Heinen

Nicki Heinen

Nicki Heinen is a London-based writer.

She founded and hosts Words & Jazz, a spoken word and music night, at the Vortex Jazz Café, London.

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 …