Adrien Chiquet

Adrien Chiquet

Advisor at Onda 

Adrien Chiquet takes the head of the Jazz festival in Mulhouse in 2007. In this position, he renovated the image of the festival by renaming it and …

Aisling O’Gorman

Aisling O’Gorman

Creative Arts Manager, The Ark Children’s Cultural Centre.

AJ Dehany

AJ Dehany

An independent writer reviewing live jazz and contemporary art and performance.

Alexis Pawlak

Alexis Pawlak

Graduated from Louis Lumiere's school (French school for cinema and broadcasting industry) in sound engineering, Alexis Pawlak began his carreer at le Periscope as sound technician and stage manager …

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 …

Annamaija Saarela

Annamaija Saarela

Curator and CEO of G Livelab Tampere

Anne Quillier

Anne Quillier

Pianist and composer. 

Antoine Bos

Antoine Bos

Cultural projects manager.

Aoife Concannon

Aoife Concannon


Marketing Director of Improvised Music Company (IMC) in Dublin. 

Aurelie Freoua

Aurelie Freoua

Aurelie Freoua is a French artist and performer living and working in London.

Benjamin Kohler

Benjamin Kohler

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

Bogdan Benigar

Bogdan Benigar

Promotor, co-funder of the Druga Godba organisation, director for jazz & world music at Cankarjev Dom (Ljubljana), member of Europe Jazz Network. 


Brian Homer

Brian Homer

Photographer, designer and writer, co-producer of the Jazz in Birmingham gig guide.

Charles Gil

Charles Gil

Producer, concert tour manager, promotor, founder of Vapaat äänet. 



Chris Philips

Chris Philips

Head of content at Jazzed, Chris Philips is an experienced radio presenter and music programmer with a deep knowledge of jazz, r&b, hip hop and dance music.

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 …

Clotilde Charreton

Clotilde Charreton

Project manager of culture at the Grand Lyon 

After several years of developing and managing educational and public programs in museums and libraries throughout the Lyon region and abroad, Clotilde …

Cormac Larkin

Cormac Larkin

Musician, writer and broadcaster, one of the founders of the Improvised Music Company (Dublin). 

Daniel Radtke

Daniel Radtke

Founder and Music Programmer of the "Pardon, To Tu" club in Warsaw.

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.

Dr Pedro Cravinho

Dr Pedro Cravinho

Dr Pedro Cravinho researches and writes about jazz, media, and archives. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, and the Keeper of the …

Ellen Cranitch

Ellen Cranitch

Broadcaster, musician, and Director of Galway Jazz Festival. 

Emilia Mårtensson

Emilia Mårtensson

London based Swedish vocalist and composer of considerable repute.

Eva Frost

Eva Frost

Jazz Danmark.

Francesca Cerretani

Francesca Cerretani

Coordinator/administrator of EJN since 2013

Giambattista Tofoni

Giambattista Tofoni

General Manager of EJN since 2010

Gilles Gaujarengue

Gilles Gaujarengue

Journalist, writer. 

Huw V Williams

Huw V Williams

London bass player and composer, Huw Williams hosts since 2018 the ‘Improvised Music Agenda Podcast’ in which he interviews fellow musicians from the international jazz and improvised music scene.

Ičo Vidmar

Ičo Vidmar

A self-employed independent researcher, music journalist, reviewer, translator, lecturer, columnist and radio host.

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.

Jan Kobrzinowski

Jan Kobrzinowski


Freelance music journalist, reviwer, translator, musician and rhythm teacher. Since the beginning of 2019 he is Editor in Chief of the German print magazine JAZZTHETIK.

Jan Ole Otnæs

Jan Ole Otnæs

Managing Director, Nasjonal jazzscene – Victoria, Oslo.

Joanna Duda

Joanna Duda

Joanna Duda belongs to Poland’s latest generation within its rich, experimental jazz tradition but her piano talents are only a part of the story with her. Leveraging technology in …

Joe Frankland Biog

Joe Frankland Biog

CEO at PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading independent charitable funder of new music and talent development.

Karolina Juzwa

Karolina Juzwa

Karolina Juzwa – coordinator in the Wytwórnia Foundation, manager of the Wytwórnia venue.

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.


Kevin Le Gendre

Kevin Le Gendre

A journalist and broadcaster with an interest in black music and literature.

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 …

Laura Jurd

Laura Jurd

Mercury-nominated and award-winning trumpeter.  

Maaike Wuyts

Maaike Wuyts

Maaike Wuyts runs the Aubergine Artist Management agency based in Brussel, offfering management, production, promotion, administrative and tour support to some of Belgium’s most talented jazz artists.

Mario Batelić

Mario Batelić

Mario Batelić is free-lance journalist from 1993 on, covering alternative rock, jazz, experimental and world music.

Martel Ollerenshaw

Martel Ollerenshaw


An arts broker and creative producer.

Martyna Markowska

Martyna Markowska

Institute of Culture Katowice / Europe Jazz Network.

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 …

Mathieu Durand

Mathieu Durand

Journalist, former editor-in-chief for Jazz News, founder of we le Gri Gri radio. 

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 …

Mathieu Schoenahl

Mathieu Schoenahl

Director of the Festival Météo à Mulhouse 

Mathieu Schoenahl has been director of the Festival Météo à Mulhouse since autumn 2018. Formerly Jazz in Mulhouse, Météo is an international festival …

Matthew Jacobson

Matthew Jacobson

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

Michael Bird

Michael Bird

Musician, songwriter and recording artist as 'Darcy Holmes' living in Birmingham.

Michal Hajduk

Michal Hajduk

 An alternative and jazz music curator, promotor at Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

Miha Zadnikar

Miha Zadnikar

Unbound musics presenter essayist; radio broadcasting expert; columnist; alternative theorist

Mija Milovic

Mija Milovic

Danish/Montenegrin musician who has been very active on the international music scene for over a decade.

Natalie South

Natalie South

Natalie South is the Grassroots Project Manager for Attitude is everything, a charity with 18 years of experience supporting non-profit and commercial organisations to make what they do more accessible …

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.

Nika Vogrič Dežman

Nika Vogrič Dežman

Head of PR and promotion of the Druga Godba festival.

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. 


Øyvind Larsen

Øyvind Larsen

Øyvind Larsen, artistic and managing director of Oslo Jazzfestival.

Writer for Jazznytt magazine and Europe Jazz Network board member.


Peroline Barbet

Peroline Barbet

 Independent sound director and researcher

Pierre Dugelay

Pierre Dugelay

One of the founders of the Periscope, jazz club and creative artistic scene in Lyon, France. 

Pierre Horckmans

Pierre Horckmans

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

Piotr Turkiewicz

Piotr Turkiewicz

Artistic Director of the Jazztopad Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, curator of Improvised Contemporary Music and Jazz at Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin.

Primož Kristan

Primož Kristan

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.

Richard Foote

Richard Foote

Composer, trombonist and leader of nine-piece brass band outfit Young Pilgrims.

Romain Dugelay

Romain Dugelay

French musician, arranger, composer and improviser, with a unique style and artistic will. In 2017, he set up the 4000 company. 

Sakari Puhakka

Sakari Puhakka

The president of Helsinki Jazz which runs jaZZanti concert series in Helsinki.

Sarah Beaumont

Sarah Beaumont

Public Relations at Théâtre des Célestins, Lyon

Sarah Farmer

Sarah Farmer

Musician and artist based in Birmingham.

Sara Lovrec Imanoel

Sara Lovrec Imanoel

Office manager at Druga Godba, Ljubljana. 

Sebastian Scotney

Sebastian Scotney

Sebastian Scotney is the editor of LondonJazz News, contributes regular features to BBC Radio 3 Jazz Line-Up and a London Column to the German magazine Jazzthetik. He also plays baritone …

Sebastien Brun

Sebastien Brun

Sebastien Brun just loves to hit the drums. He listens to rock and other relatively strong things. He's six feet tall (according to his ID card). From there, he …

Simon Kenda

Simon Kenda

Jazz Cerkno program director.

Stefano Zucchiatti

Stefano Zucchiatti

Communication Manager of Europe Jazz Network. 

Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham is jazz writer, blogger, and editor. Publisher of Irish daily jazz blog marlbank, he is based in Northern Ireland, and a regular contributor to BBC Radio Ulster …

Stuart Birnie

Stuart Birnie

Head of Music Service, Services For Education, Birmingham.

Tea Vidmar

Tea Vidmar

Musician, creating in the field of street theatre, music and vocal performances.

Tiphanie Moreau

Tiphanie Moreau

Production manager at AJC (Association Jazzé Croisé).

Tony Dudley-Evans

Tony Dudley-Evans

Programme Adviser to the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Jazzlines.

Verneri Pohjola

Verneri Pohjola


Trumpeter and composer. 

Žiga Koritnik

Žiga Koritnik

Music photographer. 

Žiga Pucelj

Žiga Pucelj

 Journalist, presenter, interviewer, music critic, and radio playlist selector.