14.11.2022 #jazz #kulturlxnews #music

|lx music workshop: how to tackle the French jazz market

Kultur | lx goes on with its “next step” workshops, initiated in 2021. These are supposed to offer artists and professionals from Luxembourg a training dedicated to jazz and improvised music in numerous territories of the world, this edition will include the French market on November 22nd and 26th.

This workshop will be designed and hosted by Christiane Louis, Head of the career development unit at the Cité de la musique-Philharmonie de Paris. After Master studies in Literature and Information sciences, Christiane Louis began a career in the field of social science research as Head of Documentation Department for public research centres. In 1996, she joined the Cité de la musique to lead and develop the musical information services. The current “Pôle métiers de la musique” offers a wealth of information via the dedicated website, and personalised advice or guidance on the artistic and cultural environment.

Since 2005, she has been leading a professionalization programme for musicians at the Cité de la musique-Philharmonie de Paris. It focuses on the initiation and implementation of an artistic and cultural project, and more broadly, on the development of a musical career in relation to the socio-economic environment and the expectations of cultural policies. Over the past ten years, its expertise in the professionalization of musicians has been asserted in the musical sector. The “Pôle métiers” is involved in various professional workshops in conservatories, music academies or universities, and conducts training activities with professional support structures for musicians.

This training will be structured into two part and will be centred around Shuffle, the Luxembourgish jazz showcase festival. The first session will take place online and will prepare the participants to present their projects in an export perspective, taking French specificities into account. The second session will consist in a theoretical session, and a round-table in which French jazz professionals will offer their point of view. At the end of the workshop, participants should have practical advice and tools taking local specificities into account.

The workshop will be held in French.
Register here.

Day 1Tuesday, November 22nd
How to pitch a project and network in France –Online

10h – 12h: Tools and good practices to “pitch” your project in France |

  • Introduction and session hosted by Christiane Louis

Day 2Saturday, November 26th
How to tour in France

neimënster Abbey – in person

11h-12h: A panorama of touring in France | Introduction and session hosted by Christiane Louis

  • venues and festivals;
  • professional jazz and contemporary creation networks;
  • support tools (including competitions);
  • cultural policy in the field of touring;
  • booking mecanisms and promoters’ expectations.

12h-13h: Round-table – Booking mecanisms in France

Tiphanie Moreau, Head of touring and external relations, Orchestre national de jazz ; Gilles Gauthier, General Manager, Jazzus ; Antoine Bos, General secretary.


The speakers

Tiphanie Moreau, Orchestre national de jazz
Tiphanie Moreau is the Head of touring and external relations for the Orchestre national de jazz. Beforehand, she was in charge of touring for several jazz and improvised music bands in France (Papanoh, Ping Machine, les Musiques à Ouïr…). For 5 years, she also coordinated the Jazz Migration Programme carried by the French network AJC, a programme that aims to support and promote French emerging jazz bands.

Gilles Gauthier, Jazzus Productions
Antoine Bos, Association Jazzécroisé