For many years, inJazz has promoted Dutch jazz and its composers on both a national and an international level. An initiative of Buma, inJazz has become known as the Netherlands’ main showcase, conference and networking event for jazz music and its affiliate genres.
In 2020 inJazz went online. During the pandemic, Dutch musicians are still creating great new music, and maybe even more so than ever. Music that is meant to be heard and enjoyed by audiences and programmers alike! All the more reason for us to continue to promote and connect – even if for 2021 we decided to change things around a bit. We all know by now what an online conference looks like. don’t we?
Still an online presence, inJazz will be mainly focussing on the showcase programme. We do so in two occasions: on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 June, and on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 November. Across those nights, a number of 16 carefully selected bands and projects will be presented through performances recorded on the stages of famed jazz venues BIMHUIS, TivoliVredenburg, LantarenVenster and Paradox.
Around these showcase packages, inJazz will offer effective ways to connect the acts presented in various sessions to a group of promoters and other music professionals from all over the globe. Through our newsletters and social media channels we will keep the general audience updated on the steps we, and the artists with us, will take.
InJazz will be the last one to promise you anything, but as soon as we can, we will pick up the live appointments again, in Rotterdam as we used to or in a venue near you. For now: stay healthy, play jazz!
Photos inJazz 2019 by Maarten van Haaff, Sophie Conin and Melanie van Zweeden.