Criss Cross Europe – a pan-European project
Each year, Criss Cross Europe brings together 6 promising young jazz and impro musicians from 6 European countries to form a pan-European band. During the residency period, these musicians work together, guided by experts and an artistic coach – a flag-bearer of the European jazz scene. The residencies are concluded by a concert tour that takes the band to prominent venues and festivals in – minimally – the 6 countries involved in the project. Throughout the residencies, the partners meet to investigate the ingredients that help build international music careers.
In 2021, the residency will be conducted by the exceptional drummer Jim Black, and the Luxembourgish participant in this adventure will be Michel Meis.
After the residency in October, the group will go on tour for about ten dates in Estonia, Scotland, Belgium, the Netherlands and of course in Luxembourg in the partner venue opderschmelz!
Friday 15 October 2021: Premiere @ JAZZCLUB NO99 – Tallinn – EE
Wednesday 20 October 2021: opderschmelz – Dudelange – LU
Thursday 21 October 2021: Utrecht Tivoli – NL
Friday 22 October 2021: Lantarenvenster – Rotterdam – NL
Saturday 23 October 2021: Paradox – Tilburg – NL
Wednesday 8 December 2021: Muziekcentrum De Bijloke – Gent – BE
Thursday 9 December 2021: TBD – Ireland – UK
Friday 10 December 2021: Jazz Bar – Edinburgh – UK