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

Clément Dupuis

Clément Dupuis

Label manager, Dur et Doux collective & records

Clement is co-founder and manager of music collective & record label Dur et Doux (Lyon - France) since 2010.

Focused on local artists …

Annamaija Saarela

Annamaija Saarela

Curator and CEO of G Livelab Tampere

Oliver Weindling

Oliver Weindling

Head manager of the Vortex Jazz Club in London, and label manager at babel label, Oliver Weindling is an inspiring figure on the european scene. 


Mary Wakelam Sloan

Mary Wakelam Sloan

Mary Wakelam Sloan manages the Jazz Programme at Town Hall Symphony Hall, Birmingham presenting a year round range of concerts and talent development programmes. At Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Mary holds …

Sarah Farmer

Sarah Farmer

Musician and artist based in Birmingham.

Pierre Horckmans

Pierre Horckmans

Bass, alto and Bb clarinetist, music arranger and writer, with a classical and jazz training background.

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 …