Matchmaking

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.

Registering for the Matchmaking sessions is closed. The deadline was Sunday 17 June 2018. A few days prior to the event we’ll get back in touch regarding your Matchmaking schedule.

The sessions with most of the professionals are fully booked. We do have good news: 17 spots with a number of professionals are up for grabs at the Matchmaking Sessions. How to apply? On Friday, the desk near the Concert Hall will be open from 10 am on. As the places are limited and popular, we advise you to be there as soon as possible!

Session 1      11:00 - 12:00

Raluca Baicu

Romanian Jazz International , Romania

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Søren Ballegaard

Muziekonderwijs.nl , The Netherlands

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Roger Bouwens

Toernee mondial , Belgium

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Götz Bühler

Jazz thing , Germany

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Barbara Canepa

Pro Helvetia , Switzerland

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Brian Carson

Moving on Music , Ireland

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Tineke Codron

Kokopelli world festival , Belgium

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Elda Dorren

De Doelen , The Netherlands

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Sinead Dunphy

Guinnes Cork Jazz Festival , Ireland

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Francine Gorman

Keychange, PRS Foundation , United Kingdom

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Tina Heine

Jazz & The City Festival , Austria

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Helge Hinteregger

Mica – Music Information Center Austria , Austria

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Wojtek Justyna

Planet Ezy Street , Poland

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Raimund Knösche

JazzArchitekt , Germany

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Pieter Koten

KAAP , Belgium

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Steve Mead

Manchester Jazz Festival , United Kingdom

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Mario Melillo

Booking and Project Manager , Italy

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Susanne Moed

Dutch Performing Arts , The Netherlands

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Kurt Overbergh

Ancienne Belgique , Belgium

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Marzio Scholten

Tonetrigger , The Netherlands

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Mario Steidl

Kunsthaus Nexus , Austria

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Martijn Verlinden

New Arts International / Challenge Records / New Arts Agency , The Netherlands

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Linda Waal

Stroom Management , The Netherlands

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John Weijers

ZenneZ Records , The Netherlands

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Raluca Baicu

Organisation: Romanian Jazz International
Country: Romania

Raluca Baicu is an active member of the international arts & culture scene, specialised in jazz & improvised music. She is the co-founder of Romanian Jazz International – a new platform aiming to present Romanian jazz music on the European and world scene. Based in Rotterdam, Raluca is professionally trained in classical and jazz clarinet performance, and holds a MA in Cultural Economics & Entrepreneurship. She performs activities within the area of cultural management and international collaborations, she is a founder and member of diverse cultural initiatives, and is actively involved with international artistic projects through cultural consultancy, programme coordination, artistic programming, and research.

I would like to meet people who are interested in the activities I perform with Romanian Jazz International and as a jazz professional. As well as people who I can help and advise based on my area of expertise and background. Based on previous experience, I am not the right match for musicians who want to promote themselves.

Søren Ballegaard

Organisation: Muziekonderwijs.nl
Country: The Netherlands

Søren Ballegaard is the CEO of the fastest growing European music platform Muziekonderwijs.nl. At the moment more than 300 music teachers in the Netherlands are connected to this organisation. The company is also based in Denmark, where the parent company is located, and recently also started in Norway. He has years of international experience as a jazz musician and as a music teacher, coach and entrepreneur. Besides that he is the leader of various big bands (including Codarts Young Talent Big Band Rotterdam). The mission of Muziekonderwijs.nl is: “We want more music!”

During the Matchmaking of inJazz he can tell you how you can build your own musical practice as a musician. He will tell you what the collaboration with Muziekonderwijs.nl entails and how you can generate an excellent basic income in a short time!

Roger Bouwens

Organisation: Toernee mondial
Country: Belgium

Roger Bouwens graduated as a socio-cultural worker in the late 70s. In 1983, he was appointed as the first directing manager at the Cultural Center Leopoldsburg (Belgium) and stayed there until 2014. Co-founder of the European Network of Cultural Centres-1992. Founder & president (1995) of Toernee Mondial (network of Flemish culture centres and stages) to promote, initiate and organize world music concerts (in the broad sence). As president Roger is the liaison between the various cultural institutes (international, diffusion of worldmusic/folk)and the Flemish culture centres involved in the network. www.toerneemondial.be. Their main goal is to facilitate, follow up und build “world music/folk tours” in Flanders. Toernee Mondial is also interested in contacts with (venue-) programmers from other countries to strengthen the network by collaborating with or stimulating other relevant networks. Roger, now retired, is still the president of Toernee Mondial.

Roger is really interested in meeting programmers of Dutch theatres who are responsible for the ”global sound” focusing on the exchange of information and perhaps a future collaboration.

Götz Bühler

Organisation: Jazz thing
Country: Germany

Götz Bühler, born in 1968 Hamburg, is author, editor, lyricist, translator, speaker and moderator. His work is published in Network Press, Tempo, Financial Times, Stern, NDR 2, but mainly for Jazz Thing and Blue Rhythm. As moderator he interviewed personal heroes like: Brandford Marsalis, Meshell N’degeocello, Isaac Hayes and Prince. Furthermore he works for Jazz in the City (Salzburg) as artistic council/board member.

Barbara Canepa

Organisation: Pro Helvetia
Country: Switzerland

Born in the Italian side of Switzerland, I first studied at the university of Basel and Hannover medicine and biotechnologies. After having spent seven years in the North of Germany 2001 I moved back to Lausanne, Switzerland where I spent two years working in the experimental cancer research and studying saxophone at the Jazz school. 2003 I want back to university and I graduated 2008 in musicology and film-studies. Since 2009 I’m responsible for Swiss-Jazz music department of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Brian Carson

Organisation: Moving on Music
Country: Ireland

Brian Carson founded the company Moving on Music in 1995. It is a not-for-profit music promotions company based in Belfast Northern Ireland and promotes touring, special events such as mini-festivals, education projects, artist development and commissioning. The company produces an annual jazz festival: Brilliant Corners (www.brilliantcornersbelfast.com) in early March. We are very interested in presenting creative, challenging work by local, national and international artists. www.movingonmusic.com

Looking for: creative artists and their agents; programmers and producers of new work and groundbreaking ideas!

Tineke Codron

Organisation: Kokopelli world festival
Country: Belgium

I’ve been a music addict for as long as I can remember. I started writing reviews on gigs and interviewing artists for damusic.be.
Joined Kokopelli world music festival in 2010, first worked on communications but since 3 years I am responsable for the secretary and focus on global coördination. Our motto is integrating people in society through music, ‘it’s more than music’ and yes we are all volunteers.

Recipe: contemporary melodies & beats with worldly influences, food trucks & stimuli from all over the world, workshops and awareness campaigns. The three day festival is held since 2006.

Looking for: People who work on integration on their event, and/or music people who have bands, childrenanimation, streetperformances who have a wordly character.

Elda Dorren

Organisation: De Doelen
Country: The Netherlands

I’m a writer and program manager (booker) in the field of jazz, pop, electronic music and world cross-overs. I work at the concert hall De Doelen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where we started last year with the concept ‘Club Doelen’ for lesser known or local projects and are launching the new concept LOVE MUSIC in September of this year, with bigger names in jazz, pop and world music – ranging to electronics, folk, minimal, hiphop, indie and other genres.

I’m looking for cutting edge acts that create cross-overs between different genres. Young musicians that don’t think in genres or styles, but simply make music with all kinds of contemporary (possibly interdisciplinary) influences. Also I’m interested in acts that create an atmosphere, happening or experience for the listener. I would also love to meet like minded bookers from other cities to see if we can work together.

Sinead Dunphy

Organisation: Guinnes Cork Jazz Festival
Country: Ireland

I am a versatile, pro-active, innovative award-winning arts professional with a wide range of skills encompassing marketing, sales, event management, commercial partnership development along with budget and campaign strategizing. I have been instrumental in orchestrating and managing teams during elaborate and innovative promotions and planning strategies. As a highly-motivated and results orientated person within the entertainment sector, I have a proven track record of providing exemplary levels of service to a broad range of clients while utilizing excellent communication skills. My creative approach to strategy and concept development in the world of marketing has consistently seen top class results including increased audience figures, media presence, and enhanced brand profile and business reputation. Following my win as Business Woman of the Year in the Arts with Network Cork, this award has driven me to work even harder in the wider arts community and is a great honor to have been bestowed.

Francine Gorman

Organisation: Keychange, PRS Foundation
Country: United Kingdom

Francine Gorman is a writer, editor, content producer and music consultant based in London, England.

Since 2012, Francine has worked predominantly in the Nordic music sector as a member of the Nordic Music Export, as the editor of new Nordic music platform Ja Ja Ja, coordinator of their monthly club nights in London and Berlin, and as the editor of the Nordic Playlist platform.

Alongside her editorial roles, Francine also runs her own consultancy service, working with PRS Foundation’s Keychange initiative, as well as various projects focusing on the Nordic, digital and export sectors.

Tina Heine

Organisation: Jazz & The City Festival
Country: Austria

Since 2016 artistic director in Salzburg and free lance consultant and producer for culture events, corporate culture projects. Lecturer for Festivalmanagement and Audience Development at Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg.
Jazz& The City Salzburg is an international 5 day Festival with about 50 venues and 100 concerts for jazz, world and electronic music. All concerts are free of entrance and produced from the Salzburg Altstadt Marketing GmbH.

I Like to meet other programmers and producers for some exchange of experiences and ideas for potential collaborations.

Helge Hinteregger

Organisation: Mica – Music Information Center Austria
Country: Austria

Working in the cultural field since 1986. Working for MICA-Music Austria since 1994, creating and organizing national and international projects in the field of Jazz, Worldmusic, Improvisation and Contemporary Music.
Austrian Music Export’s aim is to be a service and resource center for exporters of contemporary Austrian music in all genres. Building a substantial network of industry professionals and media, providing travel support and representing Austrian music at festivals.
We are providing all information concerning venues, festivals and media in austria for artists, booking agencies abroad and in addition try to set up exchange projects between countries, festivals and musicians.

People to meet:
You can decide.
Any kind of exchange idea makes sense.
festivals looking for exchange or support or musicians who want to know about the jazz/world music map of Austria.

Wojtek Justyna

Organisation: Planet Ezy Street
Country: Poland

Wojtek Justyna is a musician – guitar player recognized for his sound, versatility and creativity. He has performed and/or recorded with such world renowned artists as DJ Maestro (Blue Note recording artist), Jim McNeely, Mike Mainieri, Jamal Thomas (Maceo Parker, S.O.S. Band) Jason Lindner, Branford Marsalis and Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones). He is most known for his work with his multinational group the Wojtek Justyna TreeOh! with which he has extensively toured throughout Europe and released two albums, Definitely Something (2015) and Get That Crispy (available worldwide 22 September 2018), under his own label – Planet Ezy Street.

I would like to talk to musicians, managers and bookers looking for insights into independently growing their careers and/or looking for business connections in Poland.

Raimund Knösche

Organisation: JazzArchitekt
Country: Germany

Grown up and socialized with the music of “Moers-Festival”, Albert Mangelsdorff and Kurt Edelhagen. Passionate Jazz lover and professional architect leads to symbiotic JazzArchitekt. Constantly organizing jazz concerts in Wiesbaden (started in 2002) and curating “Just Music Beyond Jazz Festival Wiesbaden” since 2005. The claim: Musical diversity without arbitrariness and willingness to take risks for new sounds.

Pieter Koten

Organisation: KAAP
Country: Belgium

Since January 2017, Pieter Koten is the jazz programmer of Kunstencentrum KAAP. KAAP is a fusion of De Werf (Brugge, BE) and Vrijstaat O. (Oostende, BE). The organisation hosts jazz concerts on a regular basis and is founder of festival Jazz Brugge and STORM!. They also manage label W.E.R.F. Records for over 25 years and are known for their wide range of Belgian jazz artists. Koten would love to meet other professionals to start new collaborations.

Steve Mead

Organisation: Manchester Jazz Festival
Country: United Kingdom

Steve Mead is Artistic Director/CEO and co-founder (in 1996) of Manchester Jazz Festival (MJF), where he has pioneered programs for talent and audience development and commissioning new work. MJF won the Europe Jazz Network Award for Adventurous Programming (2016), the Artistic Director’s Exchange Award (2017) and is a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner. Steve is also Creative Director for Jazz North, the jazz development agency for the north of England, is vice-chair of the UK-wide Jazz Promotion Network and sits on advisory panels for Serious and PRS Foundation.

He enjoys a wide range of music, people and really old things that still work.

MJFoperates a very convenient online artists submissions system here: manchesterjazz.com/artists-submissions-2018-criteria – I encourage everyone to use this portal, where you can also see our programming policy. Please don’t bring me CDs! I will have headphones with me and am prepared to listen to a few minutes of your music at the matchmaking if you have a device to play it on. Use the session to show me how your music would fit into our festival.

Mario Melillo

Organisation: Booking and Project Manager
Country: Italy

Based in Milano, Mario Melillo is a young professional in music business skilled at project management, event management and booking. Currently manager of several jazz musicians, Mario has worked in the jazz music field by getting involved in some of the major cultural events and music festivals in Southern Italy.

Node
Started in 2013, Node is an innovative platform which supplies booking and event management services for both Italian and foreign clients. Since the beginning, Node has started international relationships for several labels and artists by providing advices in the domain of copyright and intellectual property law. In the booking and management field, Node has stood out in the crossover jazz music genre introducing italian artists in foreign markets and bringing original projects in Italy. Node has worked for: Gilad Hekselman, Andy Sheppard, Javier Girotto, Nicola Conte, Mike Moreno, Yotam Silberstein, Mop Mop, Gerardo Frisina, DJ Maestro (Blue Note Records) and many others.

Susanne Moed

Organisation: Dutch Performing Arts
Country: The Netherlands

Susanne Moed is programme manager at Dutch Performing Arts, a programme that promotes Dutch music, theatre and dance on the international stage. The programme is powered by the Performing Arts Fund NL. Together with Injazz, Dutch Peforming Arts organises an international visitors’ programme during Injazz to present Dutch music tot international presenters. Furthermore, Dutch Performing Arts organises showcases (such as the October Meeting together with Bimhuis in 2016) and promotes the Dutch jazz scene at key events like Jazzahead and Womex, together with respectively Injazz and World Music Forum NL. In 2017 Dutch Performing Arts & Jazz Promotion Network started the focus programme Going Dutch to promote and support Dutch jazz music in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Kurt Overbergh

Organisation: Ancienne Belgique
Country: Belgium

Marzio Scholten

Organisation: Tonetrigger
Country: The Netherlands

Guitarist Marzio Scholten (36) is a household name in the Dutch music scene and is well known for successfully managing his own projects. This year he started Tonetrigger, a company through which fellow musicians can receive coaching, advice and support in the fields of music management and cultural entrepreneurship. www.tonetrigger.nl

Mario Steidl

Organisation: Kunsthaus Nexus
Country: Austria

Since 2004, Mario Steidl has been head of the Kunsthaus Nexus in Saalfelden, an arts centre staging 250 events per year. In addition to organizing the cultural programme at the Nexus and being the restaurant proprietor, Mario Steidl is the artistic director of the International Jazzfestival Saalfelden which takes place at the end of August, featuring approximately 40 concerts.

The International Jazzfestival Saalfelden was founded in 1978. Currently, it provides several band-stands for a variety of contemporary styles. Whereas 21 concerts on the main stage and the so-called Short Cuts concentrate on modern and avant-garde jazz, an additional 20 concerts focus on World Music at other venues with free admission.

I’d like to meet promoters, who might be interested in cooperations with our festival, and represantives of institutes, who are interested in collaborations for musician exchange programs.

Martijn Verlinden

Organisation: New Arts International / Challenge Records / New Arts Agency
Country: The Netherlands

Martijn has been working for over 20 years in the music business. He is a music producer, DJ and percussionist and has roots in Jazz music because his father was a jazz pianist (Martin Verlinden).

Looking for artists for releasing records on Challenge Records and promoters for my artist roster.

Linda Waal

Organisation: Stroom Management
Country: The Netherlands

STROOM Management is a full service talent management boutique agency, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We market our artists and act/react for them towards to external partners such as agents, labels, publishers and media. All with one ambition: to market our artists creativity. Stroom management is working with a variety of established and upcoming artists, bands and projects.

Always available for conversations with talented, original (upcoming) artists but also for inspiring collaborations.

John Weijers

Organisation: ZenneZ Records
Country: The Netherlands

ZenneZ Records is a jazz oriented indie Dutch label with a catalogue that develops rapidly. It contains albums from some of the best Dutch (and related) musicians and bands with a growing international reputation.
And it spans different genres from fusion to modern creative, jazz rock to world/global, funky groove to vocal.

Chromatic harmonica player Hermine Deurloo who released her album ´Living Here´ with us, is showcasing at inJazz this year.

We are open to meet with artists and bands that are interested in teaming up with a label or want feedback on their ideas.

Session 2      13:00 - 14:00

Bianca Amaducci

Tourbilion , Italy

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Silvia Alunni

Visioninmusica , Italy

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Enrico Bettinello

I-Jazz, NovaraJazz , Italy

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Mike Bindraban

Good Music Company , The Netherlands

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Paul Bream

Jazz North East , United Kingdom

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Sebastian Brunner

MOODS , Switzerland

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Martin Fondse

Martin Fondse Music , The Netherlands

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Aurélie Fontaine

music:LX, Luxembourg Export Office , Luxembourg

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Neil Gibbons

Jazz at the Blue Lamp , Scotland

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Uwe Hager

o-tone music , Germany

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Anja Illmaier

Intakt Records, Taktlos Festival, Sonart , Switzerland

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Ayumi Kagitani

KAGITANI music management , Japan

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Nod Knowles

JPN & Going Dutch , United Kingdom

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John Kreuger

John JA Kreuger Agency , The Netherlands

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Martina Laab

ORF RadioKulturhaus, Festival Salam Orient, Austrian World Music Association , Austria

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Jan de Leeuw

Muziekonderwijs.nl , The Netherlands

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Luciano Linzi

CASA DEL JAZZ, JAZZMI festival , Italy

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Will Reichgelt

Jazz & Impro Nijmegen , The Netherlands

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Robert van der Padt

Bird Call Bookings , The Netherlands

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Peter van Rompaey

Muziekpublique , Belgium

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Jasper Somsen

Double bass / Composer / Producer , The Netherlands

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Jan Sprengers

Performing Arts Fund NL , The Netherlands

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Maaike van Steenis

Succesvol Ondernemen als Creatief , The Netherlands

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Danny Theuwis

Leuven Jazz Festival , Belgium

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Cinzia Venier

Taller de Músics , Spain

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Floor Visser

First floor productions , The Netherlands

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Bianca Amaducci

Organisation: Tourbilion
Country: Italy

Bianca Amaducci began to organize jazz and world music concerts in the late 90s, in cooperation with the Local Authority for the Right to Education in Florence, the Municipality of Bagno a Ripoli (Florence), Metastasio Theatre in Prato and later with Toscana Spettacolo Foundation, as an assistant.

From 1997 to 2001 she worked for the agency Creative Music Promotion in Rome taking care of European management of Italian and foreign musicians of jazz and world music, organizing tours in Italy for Buena Vista Social Club (Cuba), Cesaria Evora (Capoverde), Maceo Parker (USA), Habib Koité (Mali), The Klezmatics (USA), Toots Thielemans (Belgium) ), Maria Pia De Vito (Italy), Rita Marcotulli (Italy), Bill Evans (USA), Bill Bruford (UK), Brian Auger (UK), Trilok Gurtu (India), Zap Mama (Belgium) and abroad for Arto Tuncboyaciyan (Armenia).

From 2001 to 2008 she managed her own music agency Shantis Music, representing Stefano Battaglia (Italy), Aires Tango (Argentina/Italy), Simon Shaheen (Palestine), Dhoad (India) among others.

She is currently director of Tourbilion, manager of jazz and world music artists, organizing tours in Italy and abroad. Since 2017/2018 she is programming jazz and traditional music concerts in a club in Rome, L’Archivio 14.

Silvia Alunni

Organisation: Visioninmusica
Country: Italy

Visioninmusica association was founded in 2004 and based in the centre of Italy (Umbria region). Our mission is to promote and spread contemporary music. We organize high quality events embracing different kinds of music performances mainly held throughout the winter season. We promote important European artists known to main European jazz festivals, and introduce them to Italian audiences, creating new opportunities for international artists. We host internationally renowned artists and new generations of musicians.

We collaborate with several Italian and international jazz events.

We also organize a series of concerts and musical events specifically dedicated to children and teenagers.

We are very interested in developing new collaborations to create further opportunities to develop and expand a more European perspective.

We would like to meet artists that can offer novelties and new inspirations, also combining different forms of artistic languages (for example visual and music). We are available to meet managers or promoters to exchange views and evaluate work opportunities.

Enrico Bettinello

Organisation: I-Jazz, NovaraJazz
Country: Italy

Enrico Bettinello is a performing arts/music curator and writer from Italy.
Member of the Board of Directors of Europe Jazz Network, he collaborates with I-Jazz as project advisor.

He is currently curating projects for Foundation Pinault/Palazzo Grassi, Novara Jazz Festival, ProHelvetia (“New Echoes”) and teaches at IED Design and Ca’ Foscari University International College.

As a writer or journalist he collaborates with AllAboutJazz, BlowUp, Giornale della Musica, Rai Radio3, RSI 2 and is the author of the book “Storie di jazz” (Arcana Edizioni).

I’d like to see musicians and artists with multidisciplinary attitudes and open to European collaborations.

Mike Bindraban

Organisation: Good Music Company
Country: The Netherlands

Mike Bindraban LL.M. (1980) is CEO and co-founder of international agency Good Music Company, Artistic Director of Mondriaan Jazz Festival (The Hague, NL) and program curator at Super Sonic Jazz Festival (Amsterdam, NL). Mike is also former Program Manager for Jazz & Pop at the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam and developed their program line Jazz in Het Concertgebouw.

Paul Bream

Organisation: Jazz North East
Country: United Kingdom

Paul Bream has been a jazz lover for nearly 60 years, always with an enthusiasm for more progressive and experimental aspects of the music. He became involved with concert promotions around 15 years ago, after retiring from his job as a librarian, and as the Chairperson of Jazz North East in Newcastle has steered the organisation towards more contemporary forms of jazz. He has also built strong connections with the European scene, organising showcase events for musicians from France, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, and helping to develop links between individual musicians from Europe and the North East of England.

Jazz North East likes to think it “punches above its weight”: we are a small voluntary organisation with a limited budget, but within those constraints we have a reputation for delivering an adventurous international concert programme.
It would therefore be helpful for us to meet:

  • artists (or artists’ representatives) working in smaller groups, with an emphasis on more contemporary/progressive forms of jazz;
  • artists who might be interested in participating in a second Netherlands showcase event in Newcastle (planned for June 2019);
  • artists who would like to explore possible links with young musicians from North East England;
  • European clubs & promoters with whom it might be possible to develop artist exchange programmes.

Sebastian Brunner

Organisation: MOODS
Country: Switzerland

Sebastian Brunner (31) has worked as a musician, producer and music journalist, exploring and engaging in the musical universe from different angles. Currently he is working as program manager for Moods Jazz Club in Zurich, where he focuses on the local music scene.

I’m open to all kinds of conversations, but if I had to go for preferences, I’d say agents and organizers. Also, if there are people working in the intersection between electronic music and jazz, I’d be glad to connect.

Martin Fondse

Organisation: Martin Fondse Music
Country: The Netherlands

Martin Fondse (Bergen op Zoom, 1967) plays the piano and Vibrandoneon (the baroque version of the melodica) and is, additionally, renowned as a jazz and contemporary music composer and arranger.

Fondse studied piano and popular modern music at the ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, where he was taught by Robert Vermeulen and Rob van de Broeck. He studied composition at the Cologne Conservatory of Music under the American trombonist, composer and arranger Bob Brookmeyer, where he learned to approach arranging music as an exercise in “recomposition”, among other things. He also took piano lessons with Kenny Werner in 1996. Fondse began taking an interest in the expressive possibilities offered by the Vibrandoneon in 2009, and has employed the instrument in both solo and ensemble performances ever since.

Martin Fondse has a preference for large ensembles and has established several of his own. He mostly plays his own compositions, which range from solo pieces to works for symphony orchestra, all of which are characterised by his distinctive humorous, narrative style. His musical universe is extensive, and reflects a love for exploring the customarily accepted boundaries between genres and for blending disparate worlds of sound.

Martin Fondse has released twelve albums under his own name and appeared on many more as a composer, arranger or sideman. He has composed film scores for several animation and feature films, and has received both national and international awards for these as well as for his orchestral work, including the Boy Edgar Prize 2017, Prémio da Musica Brasileira 2017, Zilveren Notenkraker (2016, NJJO), the Edison National Jazz Award (2012) and an award for his score for a Dutch entry for the Oscars (Phantom of the Cinema, Animated Shorts category, 2009).

Looking for: international festivals and venues, musical producers for international collaborations

Aurélie Fontaine

Organisation: music:LX, Luxembourg Export Office
Country: Luxembourg

Aurélie Fontaine is a project manager at music:LX, the Luxembourg Export Office, whose aim is to promote Luxembourgish artists on international scale. Her main activity consists in developing pop, rock, electronic and jazz music. Previous to her current position, she was a project manager at the Colmar International Festival for Classical Music (France) and worked at the French Export Office in Paris and Tokyo.

We would like to make matches that are relevant and hopefully inspiring : festivals, venues, bookers, labels, promoters (all interested to work with foreign artists from Luxembourg). No artists or managers who want to develop their carreer or find gigs in Luxembourg, as unfortunately I can’t be of any help for them. I only export and not import 😉

Neil Gibbons

Organisation: Jazz at the Blue Lamp
Country: Scotland

I am Neil Gibbons, booker for Jazz at the Blue Lamp in Aberdeen which I set up in 2012 and is often considered to be Scotland’s best jazz club. I am also Chair of Jazz Scotland who are the biggest Jazz promoter in Scotland. I have been involved in Jazz promotion since 2002 when I helped set up the Aberdeen Jazz Festival and Jazz Aberdeen.

My hope is to meet promoters from other parts of the UK and Europe to form a network of like minded promoters.

Uwe Hager

Organisation: o-tone music
Country: Germany

Founded in 1999 by Uwe Hager (jazz-musician & musicolocist) , the o-tone music team offers a full range of services such as label- & release management (incl. promotion & marketing coordination), artist management as well as the service of a concert agency. As an established distribution network and booking agency for artists located in the genres of Jazz, Soul, Blues, World Music and Singer/Songwriter, we create further momentum between a tour and the commercial release of a record. Thus we expedite the sustainable build-up of acts and support them with clear goals customized from the many components we offer mainly in Germany, Austria, Switzerland.

Anja Illmaier

Organisation: Intakt Records, Taktlos Festival, Sonart
Country: Switzerland

Anja Illmaier, born 1987, trained bookseller, since 2010 employed at Intakt Records. 2012 co-organizer of the festival “Zurich-New York” at the New York Jazzclub The Stone, and in 2017 co-organizer of the Intakt Records Festival at the Jazzclub Vortex in London. From 2011 – June 2017 active in the festival office of the association unerhört!. Since August 2017 completed studies in Arts Management MAS at the University of Basel. Since June 2017 director of the festival office,curator-festival Taktlos in Zurich. As well as on the board of Sonart, the Association for musicians in Switzerland.

It would be great, if I could meet journalists, other labels, bookers, people from an association like Sonart in Holland.

Ayumi Kagitani

Organisation: KAGITANI music management
Country: Japan

Lives in Europe since 1989, studied and worked for the several auction houses in London, Geneva, and Zurich. Since 1994 living in Zurich and work as an Asian Art director at the Zurich auction house. In 2012 found KAGITANI art & music management, producing art exhibition, concert tour. Strong commitment for introducing Swiss musicians to Asia. In 2017 became co-producer of the first edition Match&Fuse Festival in Switzerland. Working with Tobias Preisig, Christoph Stiefel, Andreas Schaerer, Colin Vallon, Florian Favre, Elina Duni, RUSCONI, Schnellertollermeier, Stefan Aeby Trio and Jakob Bro.

I would love to meet concert organisers and venue bookers from Holland.

Also I’m interested in young “cutting edge” artists and band from Holland for Match&Fuse Festival to introduce. We love progressive, active musicians, who already have certain level of success in their own country and who wants to explore another European jazz mecca.
Generally not for typical Jazz Piano Trio etc.
www.matchandfuse.co.uk

Nod Knowles

Organisation: JPN & Going Dutch
Country: United Kingdom

Nod Knowles is a former President of Europe Jazz Network. His international career in jazz and the arts (Head of Music at Scottish Arts Council, CEO of Bath Festivals and his own company NKP) also includes setting up the UK/Ireland Jazz Promotion Network and managing its ‘Going Dutch’ exchange programme with the Netherlands. As an independent consultant he works with musicians and organisations in research, review, funding, touring and project management and artistic direction.

Looking for: Promoters (festivals, clubs etc) in the Netherlands; musicians & agents with an interest in working in the UK/Ireland; national jazz organisations from other countries.

John Kreuger

Organisation: John JA Kreuger Agency
Country: The Netherlands

After working as a tourmanager for 15 years it was time to start my own agency for artists. I am working with national and international artists.

I am at InJazz to meet everyone who wants to talk about my agency, my radiowork, or just having questions in relation to music matters. It would be great if I could be of any help to you.

Martina Laab

Organisation: ORF RadioKulturhaus, Festival Salam Orient, Austrian World Music Association
Country: Austria

Martina Laab studied communications, political science and history at the University of Vienna, followed by a post-graduate internship in jazz at the Lincoln Center in New York (artistic director: Wynton Marsalis). For over 15 years, she has organized, developed and produced concerts and festivals in Austria and abroad, including mica-music Austria and Joe Zawinul’s Birdland. As Head of the Music and Performance Department at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, she was responsible for all music & performance programmes at the Forum as well as partnered events. As the director of the Austrian World Music Association she produced the Austrian World Music Awards, a nationwide music competition In June 2016 she started working for the ORF RadioKulturhaus in Vienna – the public concert hall of the Austrian Broadcast Corporation, (ORF), she is responsible for the music & literature programs. In 2017 she was appointed co-director of the festival Salam Orient, a music festival in Vienna which offers an edgy program of classical traditional and contemporary music and culture from the Orient.

Jan de Leeuw

Organisation: Muziekonderwijs.nl
Country: The Netherlands

At the moment Jan de Leeuw (1964) is Music Consultant at Muziekonderwijs.nl and is responsible for the Sales, Promotion and Events. Since the eighties he has been active in the field of programming, public relations and events for the cultural/art and recreation sector. He is also one of the music programmers at Jazz Festival Delft.

During the Matchmaking of inJazz he can tell you how you can build your own musical practice as a musician. He will tell you what the collaboration with Muziekonderwijs.nl entails and how you can generate an excellent basic income in a short time. More than 300 teachers are already connected to the platform!

Luciano Linzi

Organisation: CASA DEL JAZZ, JAZZMI festival
Country: Italy

Born in Venice. Started to work at Padova Jazz concert series in 1974, aged 15. Then worked at Ravenna and Reggio Emilia jazz festivals.Indipendent record producer with jazz label ‘Gala Records’ in the ’80’s.Warner Music Italy executive from 1990 till 2004.Artistic director at “Casa del Jazz” in Rome since its opening in 2005.General manager at “Umbria Jazz” foundation from 2014 till 2016.Artistic director at brand new festival JAZZMI in Milan since 2016 and currently.

Looking for: Musicians/artistic directors

Will Reichgelt

Organisation: Jazz & Impro Nijmegen
Country: The Netherlands

Will Reichgelt is secretary and communications officer to Stichting Jazz & Impro Nijmegen. He’s been professionally involved in the cultural sector since 1970. His organisation is interested in new projects by young professionals: jazz as well as cross-over music styles.

Robert van der Padt

Organisation: Bird Call Bookings
Country: The Netherlands

Pianist/composer Robert van der Padt (1991) is an award-winning musician in the Dutch jazz scene, operating from both Amsterdam and Maastricht. He focusses on writing and playing his own music with Tyranni Flock and promoting both upcoming and established (inter)national bands through his Bird Call Bookings agency. He’s involved at the Conservatorium Maastricht where he holds the position of Booking Agent Jazz Department.

I’ll be at InJazz to strengthen and expand my network as a booker both nationally as internationally. I’m looking forward to see the showcases this year and talk to these upcoming bands. Any musicians hoping to get direct feedback is welcome to drop by.

Peter van Rompaey

Organisation: Muziekpublique
Country: Belgium

Peter Van Rompaey is since 2002 the founder, director and programmer of Muziekpublique, centre for world music in Brussels. Muziekpublique has a weekly programme of world music concerts in a 400 seats venue in the heart of Matonge, the African district in Brussels. Muziekpublique also includes a small but ambitious record label and a music school with about 30 different music and dance lessons, from Turkish saz to Galician gaita. As a programmer, Peter Van Rompaey, is interested and specialized in traditional music without limits: from his own country, to Europe, Asia, Africa, America… and always looking to discover talented and genuine artists. Beside the weekly concerts he also programmes for festivals and projects linked to Muziekpublique, for example the yearly Living Room Music Festival and B-United (both in Brussels) or the Festival d’Art in Huy. Peter Van Rompaey is also a board member and member op the program commission of Brosella Folk & Jazz Festival.

I would like to meet musicians or agents dealing with acoustic folk and world music, concert organisers, festivals interested in the bands of our label: Refugees for Refugees, Tamala, Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekinn, Voxtra …

Jasper Somsen

Organisation: Double bass / Composer / Producer
Country: The Netherlands

During his career the Dutch double bassist/composer/producer/programmer Jasper Somsen performed and/or recorded with the very best musicians at the international jazz scene a.o. Enrico Pieranunzi, Joey Calderazzo, Jeff Ballard, John Beasley, Jean-Michel Pilc, Bob Sheppard, Seamus Blake, Lynne Arriale, Kendrick Scott, Justin Faulkner, André Ceccarelli, Bert Joris, Yuri Honing and opera singer Tania Kross. His Challenge Records albums “A New Episode In Life” part I & II – Jasper Somsen Trio featuring Jean-Michel Pilc & André Ceccarelli were highly acclaimed by the international media. Jasper performs worldwide, can be heard on 40 albums and is a frequently invited guest teacher.

I would like to advise musicians on their projects. They can also approach me to learn about the world of a producer of programmer, setting up their own jazzconcertseries/organisation and much, much more.

Jan Sprengers

Organisation: Performing Arts Fund NL
Country: The Netherlands

Within the Performing Arts Fund NL responsible for the funding of Dutch festivals and venues as well as for the schemes that support international mobility of the performing arts (import and export).

Maaike van Steenis

Organisation: Succesvol Ondernemen als Creatief
Country: The Netherlands

Maaike van Steenis works in the Netherlands as a business coach for artists and creatives. She helps musicians, artists and creative entrepreneurs to get to the next level. She teaches entrepreneurship on the Codarts conservatory in Rotterdam and on Fontys in Tilburg. In 2017, she published her book “Tussen Kunst en Cash” (From Art to Cash). She is also a member of several committees that advise about subsidy requests, including the Dutch Performing Art Fund.

People I would like to speak to have questions concerning marketing and promotion and musicians that would like to step up their game and have questions about for instance social media, websites, marketing and subsidies.

Danny Theuwis

Organisation: Leuven Jazz Festival
Country: Belgium

Since fall 2011 promoter in 30CC, Cultural Centre in university city Leuven. Programming music (jazz, world, nonclassical) and literature on a yearly basis.
Festival organiser Leuven Jazz since the beginning in 2011.

I would like to meet colleagues of venues (to collaborate in tours), interesting booking agency’s and musicians, partners in an European educational jazz project student/musician.

Cinzia Venier

Organisation: Taller de Músics
Country: Spain

Cinzia Venier is the international booker and project manager of Taller de Músics, a music foundation based in Barcelona (Spain) running a middle and higher education school, a management and production office, a jazz club, four festivals and several social programs.

Graduated in Cultural Management, she has been working in the cultural sector for more than 10 years coordinating events, managing artists and organizing national and international tours for jazz bands and classical orchestras.

I am interested in meeting festivals and clubs directors, Duch bookers interested in representing international artists, music schools directors for exchange programs and artists interested in possible collaboration with Spanish musicians.

Floor Visser

Organisation: First floor productions
Country: The Netherlands

For years nows Floor Visser has been working for a variety of small and large festivals and events. She is responsible for producing, coordinating, stage managing and the artist hospitality. She has been active in the Jazz industry for many years and works closely together with Maxanter Music Productions as well as under the name of her own company: ‘First Floor Productions’, where she operates as representative for Jazzfestivals and – venues, artists and groups.

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