01.06.2022 #jazz #music

Discover the Jazz Panorama Guide

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Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg is happy to share a new online resource published by the Europe Jazz Network (EJN): the Jazz Panorama country guides.

The project was conceived over the years inside the EJN National Organisations working group through online and in-presence meetings, and several members of the group and external writers were involved in the development of each national guide.

Giambattista Tofoni, General Manager of EJN, commented: “We would like to thank all those who contributed to the resource for the excellent work, it is great to see the project finally coming to life, after many years of talking about it. We think it will help many artists, managers, agents and promoters to access new markets and expand the outreach of their activities, making our European creative music sector even more connected and intertwined”.

The Jazz Panorama country guides are the most comprehensive online resource on European jazz, creative and improvised music to date, presented in one common language (English). The national guides intend to provide musicians, managers, agencies, promoters and the general public a practical insight into the jazz scene of each country. The information offers greater understanding of national situations regarding the present-day jazz life, performance opportunities in major festivals and clubs, funding, support structures, advanced jazz education and other related subjects. By making this information widely accessible, EJN wants to stimulate mobility of artists and professionals among countries and also to create a clearer overall picture of the valuable contribution that jazz and creative music are making towards the arts in Europe.

At the moment 16 national guides are published in Jazz Panorama, all from European countries, and work is underway to complete some missing European country guides and expand it in the coming years to non-European countries as well. The resource will be updated yearly, to check that the information published is still relevant for the purpose.

The information has been compiled by EJN National Organisations in several countries and by helpful EJN members in others. Sometimes independent writers have worked in collaboration with national EJN members to produce the guides. The authors of each country page have gathered the information on the basis of international relevance for foreign professionals, usually leaving out listings that have a more local bearing. However, in order to provide further references, multiple countries have also provided links to more comprehensive national websites, occasionally in the native languages.

Access the Jazz Panorama guide HERE.