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The European Jazz Conférence is a major annual event bringing together jazz experts, including promoters, cultural managers, agents and national or regional support organizations.
This year, the event moved to Marseille for 3 days dedicated to this musical genre. Musicians, industry professionals and jazz enthusiasts came together in a dynamic exchange of sounds and ideas. This captivating edition created a space where cultural richness and musical diversity merged to celebrate the very essence of jazz.
The event attracted renowned artists and emerging talents from all over Europe. The streets resounded with the haunting notes of jazz, creating an electric atmosphere that transcended the concert halls and spread throughout the city.
Live performances were the highlight of the event, offering a rich musical palette ranging from traditional jazz to daring experimentation. From spontaneous jam sessions to carefully orchestrated performances, every corner of the city was infused with the soul and creativity of jazz.
Beyond the concerts, the Europe Jazz Conference featured lively discussions and intellectual debates. Speakers explored the new frontiers of musical innovation, discussing the social impact of jazz and how the genre continues to transcend cultural barriers.Workshops offered learning opportunities, emphasizing music education and the preservation of jazz's roots. In collaboration with Jan Ole Otnæs (honorary member of EJN, NO) et Sophie Blussé (Music Meeting, NL), At the heart of this discussion, they explored together themes relating to the transmission and promotion of new players in the music industry. In addition, the conversation explored the role of networks such as the Europe Jazz Network in supporting the career development of emerging talent.
The Europe Jazz Conference 2023 thus created a unique space for exchange, fostering mutual understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity through music. While the final notes still resonate in people's minds, this event will be remembered as a memorable celebration of the vitality and creativity of European jazz.