Festival Jazz International Rotterdam 2018 together with Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) and Dutch Performing Arts cordially invite you to the UK & Ireland Sessions on 28 October 2018.
JPN, the UK and Irish membership organisation, is offering information and advisory sessions about the UK and Irish scenes, particularly for Dutch agents, managers, promoters and musicians. The sessions on this day are a part of the Going Dutch programme, a long-term partnership between JPN and Dutch Performing Arts which introduces the Dutch scene to promoters in UK & Ireland and supports Dutch musicians to perform in JPN nations as well as to form collaborations with their artists.
The UK & Ireland Sessions programme will provide insights into the situation for jazz in the UK and Ireland from different points of view – from the perspective of promoters, musicians and publicists – and the programme will give opportunities for people from the Netherlands scene to pose questions and discuss issues with all of JPN’s speakers.
Speakers at the UK & Ireland Sessions are: Kim Macari (Jazz From Scotland, JPN, The Vortex), Steve Mead (Manchester Jazz Festival, Jazz North, JPN), Rob Adams (journalist, PR specialist), Ben Cottrell (musician, Beats and Pieces), Nod Knowles (JPN) and Susanne Moed (Dutch Performing Arts).
To book your place at the Sessions (which is free to all attenders) please register by 15 October by filling in this online form.
If you have any further questions, please contact the programme co-ordinator Raluca Baicu via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please forward this invitation to all colleagues from the Dutch jazz industry who would be interested in these sessions.
When: Sunday 28 October
Where: Hotel Room Mate – Meeting Room Borneo
Address: Wilhelminakade 52, 3072 AR Rotterdam
Programme of the day:
09:30–10:00: participants walk in/desk registration
10:00–12:00: UK & Ireland Info Sessions – parts 1,2 and 3
Overview of the UK and Irish scene – Steve Mead
Festivals & grass roots promoters – realities of booking – Kim Macari
Opportunities and getting gigs from the musicians’ perspective – Ben Cottrell
12:00–13:00: lunch break*
*lunch options are available at your own expense in the same building where the sessions will take place – Foodhallen Rotterdam
13:00–15:00: UK & Ireland Info Sessions – parts 3,4 and 5:
PR & Marketing for jazz in the UK and Ireland – Rob Adams
Dutch funding & the Going Dutch project – Susanne Moed and Nod Knowles
Interventions from attenders and all speakers in Q & A and discussion
More information can be found on the Jazz International Rotterdam website.
Festival Jazz International Rotterdam is an intimate three-day jazz festival in Rotterdam, from Friday to Sunday, October 26 – 28, 2018. The festival presents contemporary jazz and improvisational music from the Netherlands and abroad. It takes place at lovely music and film theatre LantarenVenster in the heart of the city centre.