Dutch expedition jazznl

About foundation JazzNL

Foundation JazzNL is founded in 2005. Foundation JazzNL initiates, organizes and supports projects (conventions, festivals, showcases jazzexpeditions and network meetings), on behalf of internationalization and professionalization of Dutch Jazz and improvised music, connecting international jazz networks and exploring new jazz markets worldwide.


Jazz & World Music Conference

Foundation JazzNL aims to facilitate cooperations between festivals and competitions as a unique eco-system for talent development, national artist and repertoire promotion, competition winners exchange, city marketing and knowledge sharing between festivals on topics like programming, safety, marketing, crowd management, insurance and ticketing. The conference is a means to discuss about the various topics and together with international festivals creating a solid collaborative foundation.

Laureate Festival

JazzNL will organise a Laureate Festival as a new important part of their activities. Festivals attending the Jazz & World Music conference can present a laureate of their choice to play at the Laureate Festival. The proposed musicians will enter a multi-day program including their own performances, collaborations with other laureates, workshops, lectures, network sessions and optionally the jam sessions. The aim is to create a unique experience for the laureates and boosting their careers at the same time.


The JazzExpeditions is a bilateral cooperation between two vibrant national jazz networks. South Africa was 2016th collaborating exchange partner for JazzNL, which meant ten internationally acclaimed South African musicians performed at the festival and that following September fourteen Dutch artists performed in South Africa.

Foundation JazzNL boardmembers

Cees Schrama
Anita Verheggen
Alexander Beets



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