inJazz transforms the city of Rotterdam into the European capital of jazz and beyond. This year, of course, things are different than what we’re used to. Holland’s celebrated showcase, conference and network event will be hosted online! Join us on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 June 2020 for a virtual version of the conference and festival.
The inJazz conference is a catalyst for new developments and brings together the supply and demand sides of the (Dutch) jazz scene. During the day, you can seek advice, tips and pointers from the world’s most knowledgeable professionals in the business. Online panels, matchmaking sessions and presentations will give you the opportunity to form international relations and to pursue a successful career. As usual, the conference ends with a bang: the announcement of the Buma Boy Edgar Prize winner. Previous winners of this prestigious Dutch prize for jazz and improvised music are Jasper Blom, Martin Fondse, Wilbert de Joode, Tineke Postma and Jeroen van Vliet.
Music lovers will be thrilled by the scintillating series of showcases! Promising Dutch jazz acts, but also more seasoned groups, will hit the stage at night. Young musicians with talent and ambition as tall as the city’s skyscrapers show their skills via the inJazz livestreams, broadcasted from the inJazz studio’s at LantarenVenster and BIMHUIS. Enjoy music at home by SMANDEM., SIMIO, Blue Sands, Xavi Torres – Kind of Beethoven, Eran Har Even – World Citizen, Jan Geijtenbeek trio feat. Thomas Pol and Niek de Bruijn, Mundus Quartet, Youngwoo Lee Quartet, Maripepa Contreras Quintet, Marta Arpini – Forest Light, John Frost, CANVAS, Franz von Chossy Trio, Fuensanta Méndez, Bonsai Panda, Kika Sprangers Quintet and Redbourg Group. Check out the showcases and timetable.
Support Dutch artists and venues
The inJazz festival livestream as well as the online conference is free of charge for everyone, with the support of funds. We do appreciate a voluntary donation. A donation button will appear during the online event on 25 and 26 June. inJazz will invest the full proceeds in at least two extra live shows by selected inJazz 2020 artists in the future. These shows will take place at BIMHUIS and LantarenVenster – this way we support both the Dutch artists and the Dutch venues.
Stay at home and stay healthy
Normally, the inspirational inJazz event serves as the prelude for a two-week jazz dream: North Sea Round Town and the NN North Sea Jazz Festival. We hope to meet you in real life next year! For now: stay at home and, join our online event and stay healthy.
Photos inJazz 2019 by Maarten van Haaff, Sophie Conin and Melanie van Zweeden.