London Jazz Festival: Jazz in the New Europe

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REGION: London GRANT (euros): 100,000.00
PROJECT START: PROJECT END: YEAR OF APPLICATION: 2011
PROJECT REFERENCE 1: 523243 PERCENTAGE OF BUDGET FUNDED: 49.94
STRAND DESCRIPTION: 1.3.6 European Cultural Festivals NUMBER OF PARTNERS IN PROJECT: 0
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Jazz in the New Europe: a major new initiative from London Jazz Festival that brings seminal figures together with emerging talent in a string of new collaborations and commissions, club nights and lively public discussions.

Performances include an especially assembled group led by French jazz heavyweight Henri Texier. This series sits amidst a wealth of other music reflecting the riches of the European jazz scene, including strands of programming taking in music from Finland and France including Iro Haala at St James Piccadilly.

This series sits amid a wealth of other music reflecting the riches of the European jazz scene – explore our interactive map here to find out more about the European artists appearing at the Festival, and to check where they’re performing.

PROJECT IN FOCUS

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“Thanks to support from the Culture Programme of the European Union, this year’s London Jazz Festival presents an exciting programme of international collaboration, featuring the jazz giants and rising stars of the European jazz scene. The Festival will see musicians from across the continent working together to develop new music that breaks through frontiers whilst retaining the individual creativity of each participant. This spirit of exchange and collaboration is at the heart of the Jazz in the New Europe.”

- John Cumming, Director of the London Jazz Festival

“It is terrific that the Culture Programme of the European Union is supporting the London Jazz Festival, enabling this internationally renowned celebration of jazz to welcome even more European talent and to showcase exciting collaborations between European artists.”

- Jonathan Scheele, Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK

 

PROGRAMME

 

Special Commission:

HENRI TEXIER – Wed14 Nov, 8pm

 

New Collaborations:

ROBI FARKAS & BRIAN KELLOCK – Fri 9 Nov

AMIRA & BOJAN Z – Fri 9 Nov

BEATS & PIECES + ENSEMBLE DENADA – Sat 10 Nov

ADVENTURES IN SOUNDSat 10 Nov

JULIA HULSMANN & TOM ARTHURS – Sun 11 Nov

KARIN KROG & BENGT HALLBERG – Thu 15 and Fri 16 Nov

ERIC LEGNINI & EMILIA MARTENSSON – Sat17 Nov

JAAK SOOÄÄR & LIUDAS MOCKŪNAS – Sat 17 Nov

 

Connecting Communities

NICOLAS SIMION GROUP: TRANSYLVANIAN JAZZ – Thu 15 Nov

JAZZPOSPOLITA – Fri 16 Nov

NUBLU IN LONDON: ILHAN ERSAHIN’S ISTANBUL SESSIONS – Fri 16 and Sat 17 Nov

DIMITRI VASSILAKIS – Fri 16 Nov + Sat 17 Nov

 

Public discussions

PUBLIC SEMINAR I: European Identity of Jazz – Tue 13 Nov

PUBLIC SEMINAR II: Europe: Melting Pot of Contemporary Jazz – Sat 17 Nov

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