NEWS: Jazz Promotion Network holds inaugural meeting

A new membership organisation, JAZZ PROMOTION NETWORK held its inaugural meeting at Colston Hall in Bristol yesterday.The organization has been instigated by Nod Knowles, formerly of the Scottish Arts Council and Bath Festivals. The launch event was very well supported by venues, promoters – both volunteer promoters and the bigger/ more established venues –  and other interested parties. Total attendance was 65 people. We’re hearing that the two-and-a-half hour meeting was productive and well-chaired. JPN is at the stage where it is formulating its plan of activity in areas such as.

– Touring and commissioning

– Developing the jazz economy

– Collective audience development

– Partnerships and collaboration

– Advocacy and fundraising


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  1. Nod Knowles has written by email:

    Dear Seb – thanks for the mention of our new Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) in the Weds newsletter. All great stuff except that it wasn’t me who initiated it all (I’m just doing the co-ordination – and admin!) – it was a group of us after informal discussions so please put that in the next news (and elsewhere as you do) – it’s really the whole Working Group that should be credited – they are:

    Tony Dudley-Evans (Birmingham Jazzlines & Cheltenham Jazz Festival)

    Steve Mead (Manchester Jazz Festival & Jazz North)

    Amy Pearce (London Jazz Festival & Serious)

    Ian Perry (Lakeside Centre Nottingham & Nottingham Jazzhouse)

    John Blandford (Cambridge Modern Jazz Club)

    Todd Wills (Bristol Music Trust)
    Nod Knowles – co-ordinator (Bath)

    – now joined this month by Steve Crocker (Seven Jazz, Leeds & Norvol)

    More extensive news from them and about the inaugural meeting of the Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) coming soon!

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