Professionals’ program

At inJazz 2022 we will offer a professionals’ program with informative talks and networking opportunities.

The professionals’ program of inJazz 2022 will kick off in BIMHUIS on Wednesday 22 June with an official word of welcome and a short performance by Ella Zirina (guitar) and Hristo Goleminov (saxophone), new makers in BIMHUIS Productions. In his Keynote speech, Artur C. Jaschke (PhD) will reflect on improvisation and the human brain.

On 23 June, in Rotterdam’s Verhalenhuis Belvédère, ‘House for Intangible Heritage’, a private meeting of the VNJJ, the Dutch Jazz Venues and Festivals Association will be held. InJazz takes over with a networking lunch, where the Dutch and international programmers and other jazz professionals will meet with the inJazz showcase artists and participants to the professionals’ program.

In the afternoon there will be panel discussions on composition assignments (moderated by Martin Fondse), and on jazz community building (moderated by Teis Semey).

For musicians and composers we offer presentations about copyright issues (Music Rights on Tour, moderated by Martijn Crama, with Buma and Sena), and about foreign performances and how to avoid double taxation (for musicians who perform outside of the Netherlands, with Dick Molenaar and Teresa van Wanrooij).

To close the afternoon sessions in Verhalenhuis Belvédère, Performing Arts Fund NL (in collaboration with inJazz) will announce this year’s winner of the prestigious Boy Edgar Prize. Let’s raise the glass together!

On Friday 24 June, still in Rotterdam, we visit the monumental Batavierhuis for a presentation about this independent makerspace and incubator for (young) enterprising artists. Live music included, featuring Thomas Pol solo and new duo Teis Semey & Jesse Schilderink.

After that we move across the street to Grounds, where we will join a special edition of the World Blend Café with a focus on Rotterdam and The Cape Verdean connection. Carlos Gonçalves, Chairman of the Rotterdam Council for Art and Culture, will talk about the role of the Cape Verdean scene and about Morabeza Records, the first Cape Verde record label, founded in 1965 in Rotterdam by João Silva. Fragments will be shown from a soon-to-be-released British documentary on the Cape Verdean music scene of Rotterdam.

Next, Rob Broek (Head Master of Music) and Wessel Coppes (Head of Jazz, Pop and World Music), will offer their views on education, highlighting the non-Western department at (Rotterdam Conservatory) Codarts. Expect showcase performances by Flamencos por el Mundo Quartet and Ishtar Bakhtali & band. With drinks and bites World Music Forum NL will guide you towards the concert of Marmoucha Orchestra, which will top off inJazz 2022.