Why we need platforms more than ever.

Why we need platforms more than ever.

What a strange time it’s been. I still remember the surreal feeling of our last Jazz Connective meeting in London and Birmingham, when the world was shutting down right …

Future is NOW : How we may use media effectively

Future is NOW : How we may use media effectively

What kind of crazy ideas can we dream up to extend the reach and influence of musicians and the music?  

Can musicians just be musicians ?

Can musicians just be musicians ?

Today, musicians are musicians-entrepreneurs: they are the unofficial bosses of a very small SME, and must therefore know all the ins and outs of how to carry out their project

Individualism as a fuel for the artists collective

Individualism as a fuel for the artists collective

Let’s start at the beginning: the year 2004. About fifteen musicians find themselves at the back of a bar with a slightly vague desire to do things together. Soon …

Reaching out to other communities

Reaching out to other communities

Let me start with a small story. I visited Istanbul for the first time in 2001. I was amazed by the vividness of the music scene. The diversity. The richness …

Watch | Touring in Europe : Between necessity and ecological responsability

Watch | Touring in Europe : Between necessity and ecological responsability

Jazz Connective's public round table at Helsinki Highlight invited Pierre Dugelay, Antoine Bos and Charles Gil to share their experience and approach to touring, taking into account its necessity …

Carbon Accounting, a calculation method which gets everyone to agree

Carbon Accounting, a calculation method which gets everyone to agree

It was my intention in the introduction to this article to give it a polemical title since we are totally helpless in confronting one of the biggest issues of climate …

Jazz Connective - Grass Roots work for jazz in Europe

Jazz Connective - Grass Roots work for jazz in Europe

While populist politicians are working on European des-integration on a large scale, cutting down on cultural lifelines, global non-compliance with climate agreements is fueling frustration, and anti-European sentiments spreading in …

Brexit - some thoughts on how it might affect mobility of musicians between UK and elsewhere in the EU

Brexit - some thoughts on how it might affect mobility of musicians between UK and elsewhere in the EU

As Brexit looms closer, it is a good moment to assess how the relationship between musicians across Europe, as shown from the UK perspective, have grown and become intertwined over …

French and British Collectives

French and British Collectives

I have felt for some time that the system of musician collectives has provided an important step forward for musicians and for the development of the jazz scene.  At their …

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 …

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 …

Jazz Connective in Slovenia by Andrew Dehany

Jazz Connective in Slovenia by Andrew Dehany

 “For innovative music we need an innovative environment.”  

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 …

Inclusion and inclusivity.

Inclusion and inclusivity.

A provocation by Oliver Weindling

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.