In just over one month inJazz takes place in Rotterdam (NL)! Join us on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 for an adventurous and soul-soothing festival programme. Also, on the 28th we host our annual international conference for jazz professionals. Topics include talent development, club and festival challenges and rights issues for jazz composers and performers.  A special focus on island scenes will feature speakers from countries near and far. Also, World Music Forum NL will present a special lconference slot on the Cape Verde music scene: Rotterdam, the 10th island of Cape Verde’.

Complete festival line-up

Conventional jazz music mixed with jungle beats? Turkish and Arabic songs, steeped in jazz and blues traditions? Samba reggae, drum ’n bass and afro-beat meet jazz? The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen interpret by jazz and contemporary music? The free festival programme of inJazz this year truly is adventurous as well as soul-soothing. Stroll (or go by bike) from one venue to another and have two great nights (for free!). This year’s locations are: LantarenVenster, Kantine Walhalla, Room Mate Bruno and Foodhallen Rotterdam. Excited to see who’s playing? To name a few: Mudita (NL) (photo), Alarmist (IE), Sabrina Starke (NL) and Scott McLemore 4tet (IS). Check out the complete line-up >

Complete conference programme

At the conference on Friday 28 June you can meet up with musicians and business representatives that will certainly broaden your mind! This year’s panels and presentations are focused on islands and what makes them so special. Panels include ‘Brexit & All That Jazz’, ‘Developing New Creatives’, ‘Why DIY? Breaking into the international market’, ‘Rotterdam, the 10th island of Cape Verde’, ‘Music Rights On Tour – The Jazz Edition’ and more. Interesting professionals will be present: from Iceland to Cyprus. Together with them, we have carefully put together the conference topics. Check out the complete programme >

Early Bird Conference Tickets: last chance!

Are you a jazz professional and would you like to attend the conference on Friday 28 June? Do not hesitate any longer: the Early Bird Conference Tickets sales ends on 27 May! The conference requires a small registration fee (€ 30), but you’ll get a great deal in return. You can sign up for the matchmaking sessions soon, join the network drink at the conference as well and check out the delegates database (throughout the year). Tickets >