World Jazz Conference
From May 25 to May 27, 2018, JazzNL will organize the 2018 edition of the World Jazz Conference. It will be the third edition of this highly anticipated network gathering of international jazz and world music industry professionals. The aim of the conference participants is to come together, exchange visions and kickstart initiatives to collaborate and join forces on talent development.
The conference program will consist out of key-note speeches, discussion groups, multilateral meetings, network drinks and, formal and informal dinners, panel discussions and a musical program under the name "SENA Performers International Jazz Laureates Festival". A specially selected international line-up of winners of important leading competitions from all over the world.
Conference result: Laureate Festival
The "SENA Performers International Jazz Laureate Festival" is a direct result of the first conference held in 2016. The participants visiting this first edition the World Jazz Conference stated they should collaborate on their shared visions on talent development. In particular international talent development, since the participants concluded this was an important missing link in the current field. A festival where Laureates of important competitions could showcase themselves to the current network was considered a great idea. The Dutch neighboring rights society SENA Performers supported the idea, adopted the initiatives and became a presenting partner of this event. Stichting JazzNL and Amersfoort Jazz decided to produce the festival as the "SENA Performers International Jazz Laureate Festival", during Amersfoort Jazz from there on.