The European Jazz Conference (EJC) is the most important annual
meeting of jazz professionals in Europe, and in particular of
producers, presenters and jazz support organisations. What was the
General Assembly of the Europe Jazz Network, from 2014 became the
European Jazz Conference and it is opened to everyone wishing to
For the year 2015, the city of Budapest was selected to host the
European Jazz Conference between 24 and 27 September. The
Conference is organised by the Europe Jazz Network and the Budapest
Music Center, a music landmark of the city
founded by trombone player and academy professor László G?z in 1996.
The European Jazz Conference is a unique event, the only one
of its kind in Europe, centered on building relationships
between jazz professionals in Europe, developing new projects
and artistic collaborations, sharing expertise and
getting up to date with the newest management and programming trends
Moreover, the Conference is about learning about jazz scenes
and best practises from all around the world, including
countries beyond Europe.
The theme for the 2015 Conference is “Make it Happen”, with
a focus on positive and concrete implementation of new ideas and
original projects. Participants to the Conference will learn
about new tools and strategies that can be used in order
to expand their international work, embrace green policies and
anti-discriminatory guidelines in their work, will get up to date
with the latest ideas on audience development, fundraising and
philanthropy, communication and programming of innovative acts.
The European Jazz conference is composed of keynote
speeches, debates, working groups and networking sessions,
that will give the possibility to participants to connect with
hundreds between the main jazz professionals in Europe. Moreover,
every evening at the venue there will be showcases of the most
interesting and innovative jazz ensembles in Hungary.