Marseille: What are the benefits of the European Jazz Conference?

The main players of world jazz will be in Marseille from September 14 to 17. Filmmakers, producers, artists, managers, journalists, editors and festival directors from 36 countries will share plenary sessions, thematic workshops, screenings and cultural tours around the city.

Musical education for the topic

It is an initiative Five Continents Jazz Festivalwhich was proposed four years ago thatEuropean jazz conference (EJC) chose Marseille. ” The festival is a member of the network European Jazz Network (EJN) since 2015. In 2019 with Régis Guerbois (president of the association), we wanted to nominate Marseille. » Due to the pandemic, the allocation was postponed for two years. “We are pleased that the scientific committee of the EJC has accepted our proposed topic, namely “Musical Education » explains festival director Hugs Kiefers. “ This topic will be the common thread of the debate. The central subject of our organizations, whatever they are, that crosses the axes of sustainable development, inclusion, intergenerational transfer and diversity. The solutions and models are different in every corner of Europe and even more so when opening up Africa, USA and Asia. »

Aftermath of Marseilles

The arrival of these 500 professionals will ensure at least 1,200 nights in the city of Marseille. 90 technicians and service providers will work at the European Jazz Conference. Large tables And rep’ will serve 2,500 meals. ” According to figures provided by EJN staff, more than half of the registered participants chose to arrive a day early or stay a few days longer in Marseille, as well as in the department, to discover and benefit from the region. », rejoices the Five Continents jazz director. “ In this case, we work in close cooperation with the Marseille Tourist Office and the Committee of the Department of Tourism. »

So it’s a first for France… and for Marseille, part of the festive season, between the Rugby World Cup, the Mediterranean meet and the Marseille fair.

Darell Goodwin

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