Tickets now on sale for the 2022 JPN Conference: Where Pathways Meet
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We are delighted to announced that registration is now open for the 2022 Jazz Promotion Network conference, ‘Where Pathways Meet’. Taking place at The MAC, in Belfast’s vibrant Cathedral Quarter on Wednesday 3 & Thursday 4 November, the conference will bring the UK and Irish jazz sector together to focus on the most important issues and topics in jazz right now. Inspired by the Sun Ra composition of the same name, ‘Where Pathways Meet’ will have a firm focus on the future of jazz in these islands and beyond.     Programm ..read more
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Save the date for the 2022 JPN conference!
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We’re thrilled to announce that the 2022 JPN Conference will be heading to Belfast on 3 and 4 November 2022. The two-day event will feature industry roundtables, keynote speakers, artist showcases and networking opportunities for anyone working in or around jazz. Building on the outcomes of the regional consultations held throughout the UK, the 2022 JPN conference at The MAC in Belfast’s cultural hub – the Cathedral Quarter – will focus particularly on how we support and develop the next generation of jazz musicians, promoters, managers, agents and journalists, with in ..read more
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Round-up of the 2021 JPN Conference: A New Perspective
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Holding a Mirror Up To Jazz: Panel discussion chaired by Paulette Long OBE On the 19th and 20th November, The Jazz Promotion Network (JPN), the only UK and Ireland-wide network of jazz industry professionals hosted its annual conference. The first day of the 2021 JPN Conference was hosted online and brought together promoters, venues, educators and musicians from across the UK and Ireland. Europe Jazz Network’s president Wim Wabbes started things off with an informative keynote on how the jazz sector can make its work more sustainable. He explained how he used collective people power to turn ..read more
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An Ocean of Infinite Possibilities: the JPN Conference 2022
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Over 100 delegates gathered in Belfast this month for Where Pathways Meet: the Jazz Promotion Network conference 2022. Held at The MAC in the city’s vibrant Cathedral Quarter, the conference brought together artists, promoters, educators, funders and administrators from across the British and Irish jazz sector to discuss the future of jazz on these islands. Belfast’s first music laureate Brian Irvine presented an inspiring keynote on the theme of ‘Jazz as a Beacon of Hope.’ Delegates also enjoyed live music throughout the conference, with partners Moving On Music (Belfast) and Improvised Music ..read more
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Ian Patterson’s JPN Conference 2022 Overview
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Ian Patterson addresses the JPN Conference in Belfast: photo Nigel Slee Writer and journalist Ian Patterson surveys Where Pathways Meet: the JPN Conference 2022 Belfast’s The MAC was host to Jazz Promotion Network’s (JPN) annual conference on the 3rd and 4th of November.  The JPN is the only network dedicated to supporting and promoting jazz across the UK and Ireland. Its growth in membership over the past decade is testament to the need for such an umbrella organisation with the potential to leverage funding, to realize collaborative projects and to effect change.  Present ..read more
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JPN Conference Programme Announced in Full
Jazz Promotion Network Blog
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We’re very excited to share with you the complete schedule for Where Pathways Meet: the 2022 JPN Conference! Taking place at The MAC, in Belfast’s vibrant Cathedral Quarter on Wednesday 3 & Thursday 4 November, the conference will bring the UK and Irish jazz sector together to focus on the most important issues and topics in jazz right now. Programmed in partnership with Moving On Music in Belfast and the Improvised Music Company in Dublin, ‘Where Pathways Meet’ will have a firm focus on the future of jazz in these islands and beyond. Topics for discussion include ..read more
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Bursaries available for JPN conference
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We are pleased to announce the launch of a bursary scheme to attend the JPN conference in Belfast this November.  Taking place at The MAC, in Belfast’s vibrant Cathedral Quarter on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 November, the conference will bring the UK and Irish jazz sector together to focus on the most important issues and topics in jazz right now. Inspired by the Sun Ra composition of the same name, ‘Where Pathways Meet’ will have a firm focus on the future of jazz in these islands and beyond. The programme will also provide ideas and practical advice that delegates will be able to apply in ..read more
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Opportunity: Freelance Communications and Admin Manager
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2M ago
We are looking for a Communications and Admin Manager to join us freelance for three months from the beginning of September to support work around the annual Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) conference and general communications support. This year, JPN is bringing its annual conference to Northern Ireland for the very first time. On Thursday 3 and Friday 4 November, we will gather in Belfast for two days of insightful discussions, thought-provoking keynotes, artist showcases and much more. This role will play a major part in making the conference a success, working alongside the Network Director a ..read more
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The JPN Jazz Community Survey
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Can you spare five minutes? Complete the JPN Jazz Community Survey for a chance to win a £50 Bandcamp voucher. Do you have 5 minutes to offer your thoughts on Jazz in the UK and Ireland? JPN aims to be a responsive organisation. We want to listen to the voices of the community that we serve and hear directly from you about what you need to thrive in your work. We’re calling on all those working in jazz to complete this short survey and help us understand how we can work together to make our industry more resilient, inclusive and connected So, whether you’re an artist, promoter, booking agent ..read more
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The Jazz Promotion Network appoints Eleanor Ward as Network Development Director
Jazz Promotion Network Blog
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Eleanor Ward The Jazz Promotion Network (JPN), the only UK and Ireland-wide network of jazz industry professionals has appointed Eleanor Ward in a senior strategic position as the organisation embarks on an exciting period of change.  Joining the charity as Network Development Director, she will lead on a sectoral consultation project, develop new activity plans and oversee major funding bids to help shape the future direction of JPN.  Eleanor is the former Executive Director of the charity Nonclassical, a small but influential contemporary classical music promoter and record label b ..read more
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