(bron: European Jazz Conference)

We are very happy to announce the showcase selection for the 8th European Jazz Conference that will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, between 22 – 25 September 2022.

Every year, during the Conference, a showcase festival presents some of the best jazz and creative music projects from the country that is hosting the event, Bulgaria for this year. The ten selected projects are:

  • 3uP
  • Bodurov Trio
  • Dimitar Liolev Quartet / Rhodopology
  • Gueorgui Kornazov “New Generation” quintet
  • Hristina Beleva & Vasil Hajigrudev
  • Jazzanitza
  • JP3
  • Vasil Hajigrudev sextet
  • Via Mavis
  • Zhivko Vasilev Quintet

The selection process was coordinated by A to Z Foundation, which is hosting the event in Sofia, with the involvement of international EJN members & professionals for the selection of the proposals received: Eva Saar (Jazzkaar, Estonia), Balázs Weyer (Hangveto, Hungary) and Frank Bolder (LantarenVenster/North Sea Jazz Festival, Netherlands).

The European Jazz Conference is co-organised by Europe Jazz Network (EJN) & A to Z Foundation- the EJN member that runs the A to JazZ Festival. It will be supported by the Sofia Municipality, the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, that is funding EJN through its network strand for the period 2022-2024. The theme of the 2022 Conference is BREAKING NEW GROUND.

Registrations for EJN members and for external participants (=non EJN members) will open by the end of April 2022 and an evening Fringe music programme will also be announced soon.

More details about the showcase bands >>>