Jazz connective will take place on the 8, 9 and 10 of March 2020 in Birmingham, supervised by Performances Birmingham Limited, manager of the Town Hall and the Symphony Hall.


During these three days, delegates will be invited to participate and attend to concerts of European artists, visits, workshops and a public round table, linked with Jazz Connective concerns, such as promoting a more inclusive culture and building new strategies for the defence and promotion of jazz and improvised music in Europe.

Indeed, Jazz Connective is a collaborative project between different European partners built to sustainably strengthen our artistic scenes, composed of promoters and producers, musicians and professionals, by exploring these issues on a European scale.

We will also have the pleasure to receive members of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN), as part of their program “We Insist! Social Inclusion through Creative Music”. EJN is a nonprofit Europe-wide association of producers, presenters and supporting organisations who specialise in creative music, contemporary jazz and improvised music created from a distinctly European perspective.

Sunday March 8th : OPENING DAY

Concert : Fizzle at the Lamp Tavern

  • Social event / Networking
    with performances from Birmingham based emerging female artists: Olivia Murphy and a brand new collaboration between Stella Roberts and Meesha Fones.


Concerts in Symphony Hall

Slovenian contemporary composer, pianist, and producer.

Sara Colman‘s expressive songwriting blurs musical genres into her own captivating, emotional style.

Three of Europe's leading free jazz musicians. It combines Chassidic tradition and modern improvised music.

Tuesday March 10th


Concerts at the Hare & Hounds

The two musicians produce a new texture of sound in the air, mixing shrill and tingling resonances with smooth acoustic vibrations.

A growing presence in the Birmingham Jazz & Gospel scene, keyboardist Ashley Allen has worked extensively with the likes of Gregory Porter, Aynsley Lister, Julie Dexter, and Omar.

Composer/performer based in Birmingham with an innovative, atmospheric blend of electronica, jazz, classical and pop.

Note : After the Birmingham event, Jazz Connective will be held in London from March 11th to 13th in partnership with the Vortex Jazz Club.

All photos by: Paul Bourdrel

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