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.

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

Antoine Bos

Antoine Bos

Cultural projects manager.

Aoife Concannon

Aoife Concannon


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

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. 


Charles Gil

Charles Gil

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



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.

Ellen Cranitch

Ellen Cranitch

Broadcaster, musician, and Director of Galway Jazz Festival. 

Eva Frost

Eva Frost

Jazz Danmark.

Gilles Gaujarengue

Gilles Gaujarengue

Journalist, writer. 

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 …

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 …

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. 

Matthew Jacobson

Matthew Jacobson

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

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

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. 


Pierre Dugelay

Pierre Dugelay

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

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.

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.

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.