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June 2018



Complete inJazz conference programme now online!

‘Gender & Jazz’, ‘Approaching a label – do’s and don’ts’ and ‘The Festival Challenge’? These are just three highlights of the comprehensive inJazz conference programme. On Friday 29 June international jazz and world music professionals will gather at LantarenVenster in Rotterdam to share knowledge and experience. The complete conference programme is now online:

Highlights inConference programme
For the third year in a row inConference features panel The Festival Challenge. Be prepared for stories about the ups and downs of setting up a jazz festival. This edition with Heerlen Jazz (NL), Amsterdam Jazzfest (NL) and Leuven Jazz (BE). One of the new panels is ‘Gender & Jazz’. The cultural world is discussing professional positions occupied by women, both in the spotlight and behind the scenes. Thanks to initiatives such as Keychange, equality has at least one deadline, but there are still many hurdles to cross. A panel with among others Raluca Balcu (Romanian Jazz International, RO), Francine Gorman (Keychange – PRS Foundation, GB) and Mijke Loeven (Bimhuis, NL). Also, Nicholas Bild (Berthold Records, DE) will host an interactive presentation. When and how does a musician contact a label? Who is applying to whom and what factors will make things work? The audience can experience a 25-minute first ‘meeting’ with a volunteering artist representing a fictional or real project. All in all this meeting offers an interesting scenario to present facts, do’s and don’ts, label info, release scenarios and much more.
Check out the complete conference programme on

inJazz: the international place to be
inJazz transforms the city of Rotterdam into the European capital of jazz and beyond. Holland’s celebrated showcase, conference and network event will make Rotterdam the place to be on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June. With talent and ambition as tall as the city’s skyscrapers young musicians will show their skills at LantarenVenster and Kantine Walhalla. Before or after they can seek advice, tips and pointers from Europe’s most knowledgeable professionals in the business. Panels, matchmaking sessions, workshops and presentations will give them all the information to pursue a successful career. General manager Ikaros van Duppen: “Being together for one day with all of your colleagues, national and international, and share information, trends, scoops etcetera is of the utmost importance for a viable scene. The big plus of attending inJazz is the fact that we try to keep the event quite informal. Everybody is extremely approachable.” As usual the inspirational inJazz event will also serve as the prelude for a two-week jazz dream: North Sea Round Town and the NN North Sea Jazz Festival.