Welcome to Novara
& to te European Jazz Conference 2019.
On Sunday, September 15th 2019, the European Jazz Conference ended its 6th edition, the one with the biggest attendance so far. During 4 intense days, 375 delegates from 39 different countries, in addition to many musicians and journalists, walked around the city and filled the streets of Novara participating at different conference sessions, concerts and cultural activities all across the small city in the north-west of Italy.
The 2019 Conference was co-organised by Europe Jazz Network (EJN), NovaraJazz and Rest-Art association, with the support of Banco BPM, the Municipality of Novara, Piedmont region, MiBACT (Italian Ministry of Culture), I-Jazz (Italian association of jazz festivals), Puglia Sounds (within Puglia Sounds Export programme 2019), Fondazione Musica per Roma/Parco della Musica records and of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, that is supporting EJN through its network strand for the period 2017-2021 .
The thematic of the meetings have contained the following topics:
6 parallel Discusions Groups on Sharing Expertise between professionals.
New experiences for artists and audiences.
Funding possibilities beyond Creative Europe.
Pleanry Panel Debate:
Global Perspectives on New Ways of Programming.
Cultural tours and experiences around the city of Novara.
City of Novara aprox. fifty killometers from Milano this year was visited by the life time president and founder of Pro Art Hermannstadt /Sibiu Jazz Festival Foundation, his Exellency h.j.k. schimdt.