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Highlights inJazz 2020: online conference and festival on 25 & 26 June

The first ever online edition of inJazz takes place on 25 and 26 June. Holland’s biggest jazz showcase and network event uses an online tool for the conference. Over 200 international jazz professionals have registered so far. The festival will be broadcast live from the inJazz studio’s at LantarenVenster and BIMHUIS with an amazing line-up of Dutch musicians. Sign up for the conference and/or tune in on the festival livestream.

Festival livestream on www.injazz.nl
A scintillating series of showcases! Promising Dutch jazz acts, but also more seasoned groups, will hit the stages at night on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 June. Broadcast live from the inJazz studios at LantarenVenster and BIMHUIS – brought to wherever you are. Enjoy live music (and some pre-recordings) by musicians with talent and ambition as tall as the city’s skyscrapers. Rotterdam ambassador and presenter Jet Sol will walk you through the programme. Tune in during those nights, on the homepage of www.injazz.nl from 8:25 pm (CEST) on and enjoy performances by – among others – Maripepa Contreras Quintet, Jan Geijtenbeek Trio, Bonsai Panda, Marta Arpini – Forest Light, Eran Har Even – World Citizen and Young-Woo Lee Quartet. Find the complete line-up and timetables on www.injazz.nl.
One last addition to the programme will be the Europe inJazz stream, with acts proposed by festivals and partners from a.o. Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Ireland and Germany.

Online jazz conference
Over 200 international jazz professionals have registered for the conference on 25 and 26 June so far. And it’s still possible to join on those days: simply register for free via www.injazz.nl and make sure to complete your profile with a photo and bio – let’s get that networking train rolling! Once registered, you can sign up for short panels and presentations by international speakers and broaden your network and knowledge. Who’s in already? To name a few organisations: TivoliVredenburg, Jazzism Magazine, Jazzflits, JazzFM, Winter Jazzfest NYC, Manchester Jazz Festival, Cairo Jazz Festival, ART-SPOT.BE, Good Music Company, Jazzlab, North Sea Jazz Festival and of course lots and lots of great musicians and managements.

Highlights – online jazz conference
One of the panels during the online conference on Thursday is hosted by The Performing Arts Fund NL. The most important culture fund for music in the Netherlands. Jan Sprengers (international subsidy) and Susanne Moed (international promotion) will give an overview of the grants and international promotional activities. Great examples of projects will be shown. Tune in on Friday for a talk by Debra Richards (Worldwide FM) with saxophonists Irene Reig and Kika Sprangers about their co-creative process between Amersfoort and Barcelona and what connects them. Also on Friday: ‘Let’s talk about Sound Out, baby’. Marieke Meischke (So What’s Next? festival) looks back with artists and composers Joanna Duda and Morris Kliphuis on an intensive week of training and collaboration in this multi-disciplinary residency in Poland. Did it bring new insights to possible pan-European collaboration? Sign up and find out.

Announcement of the Buma Boy Edgar Prize 2020 winner
As usual, the inJazz conference ends with a bang: the announcement of the winner of the Buma Boy Edgar Prize. The prestigious prize is awarded each year to an artist who has long demonstrated her or his outstanding creative contribution to vitalizing the Dutch jazz and improvised scene. Who will it be this year? The announcement will be broadcast live on Friday 26 June from LantarenVenster on the homepage of www.injazz.nl at 5:30 pm (CEST) sharp.

inJazz, initiative of Buma Cultuur, is a collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts, LantarenVenster, BIMHUIS, North Sea Round Town, Europe Jazz Network, Jazz Promotion Network and Stichting Boy Edgar Prijs.


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