‘Gender & Jazz’, ‘Approaching a label – do’s and don’ts’ and ‘The Festival Challenge’? These are just three highlights of the comprehensive inConference programme. On Friday 29 June we will gather at LantarenVenster in Rotterdam to share knowledge and experience with other international professionals. In this newsletter we proudly present the complete inConference programme and tell you more about the Matchmaking sessions for which you can register from next Wednesday on. Also a little heads-up: we have 14 Early Bird tickets left…


Complete inConference programme

For the third year in a row inConference features panel The Festival Challenge. Be prepared for stories about the ups and downs of setting up a jazz festival. This edition with Heerlen Jazz (NL), Amsterdam Jazzfest (NL) and Leuven Jazz (BE). One of the new panels is Gender & Jazz. The cultural world is discussing professional positions occupied by women, both in the spotlight and behind the scenes. Thanks to initiatives such as Keychange, equality has at least one deadline, but there are still many hurdles to cross. A panel with among others Raluca Balcu (Romanian Jazz International, RO), Francine Gorman (Keychange – PRS Foundation, GB) and Mijke Loeven (Bimhuis, NL). Also, Nicholas Bild (Berthold Records, DE) will host an interactive presentation. When and how does a musician contact a label? Who is applying to whom and what factors will make things work? The audience can experience a 25-minute first ‘meeting’ with a volunteering artist representing a fictional or real project. All in all this meeting offers an interesting scenario to present facts, do’s and don’ts, label info, release scenarios and much more.

Check out the complete programme >


Only 14 Early Birds tickets left

inJazz requires a small registration fee for attending the conference, but visitors get a great deal in return! It’s more than just the admission to the conference. You also get access to the delegates database (throughout the year) and you are able to visit the Matchmaking sessions and the Network drinks. A little heads-up: we currently have 14 Early Bird tickets (only €25) left…

Register for the conference >

Please note that you can visit the festival programme free of charge! As usual inJazz will serve as the prelude for a two-week jazz dream: North Sea Round Town and NN North Sea Jazz Festival.


Matchmaking sessions

One of the official networking moments during inJazz are the Matchmaking sessions. Musicians, managers, label owners, media professionals, journalists and festival organisers meet each other in the private networking location. You need to register online for these Matchmaking sessions after registering for the conference. The registration for the sessions starts on Wednesday 6 June.


The international place to be

General manager inJazz, Ikaros van Duppen: “First of all inJazz is one big meeting place for the entire sector. The conference programme on Friday is the most important jazz networking event in the Netherlands. Being together for one day with all of your colleagues, national and international, and share information, trends, scoops etcetera is of the utmost importance for a viable scene. The big plus of attending inJazz is the fact that we try to keep the event quite informal. Everybody is extremely approachable.” Read the interview.