First professional convention dedicated to the artists and professionals who make and support the new wave of jazz, this ‘up tempo’ you can dance which melt jazz with currents musics !
A new device developed by NJP in 2022, is the very first professional convention dedicated to the artists and professionals who make and support the new wave of jazz that has been emerging for a few years, catalysed in England and now spread throughout Europe.
We are talking about a specific category of jazz, an « up tempo » jazz that mixes jazz harmonies with sounds and rhythms from current music (hip hop, electronic music, rock, afrobeat or nu-soul). This musical trend is mainly represented by English and American artists who have become emblematic (e.g.Snarky Puppy), by labels (e.g. Bronswood Recordings) but also by places that have generated the meeting of families of musicians (e.g. Total Refreshment Center in London).
ECHT!, 2022 WINNERS
ECHT! is a band from Brussels that lies somewhere between electronic music, jazz and bass music. Since 2017, they have crystallized their innovative style and sound on the Brussels scene. Supported from the beginning by most of the international tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson, Lefto, or the label Teklife, they quickly climbed the ladder of the Jazz Fusion/Electronic scene by performing in festivals like North Sea Jazz, Jazz Midlheim, Eurosonic etc.
The release of their first album in 2021, INWANE, was a turning point in their development, announcing a long tour in most key places in Belgium and abroad. They released on June 3rd a limited edition of a single with 2 covers of Sophie and Objekt and are currently working on a new album.
Florent Jeunieaux : GUITAR / Martin Méreau : DRUM / Frederico Pecoraro : BASS / Dorian Dumont : PIANO – KEYBOARDS
Nancy Jazz Up! Europe will take place in Nancy on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 October 2022. The concerts will take place at the Magic Mirrors, an amazing ephemeral venue located in the Parc de la Pépinière (heart of the festival), but also at the MJC Lillebonne,a former renaissance-style mansion located in the heart of the old town, 5 minutes from the park. The conferences will take place at the LEM, a small theatre also located in the old town, half way.
CONTENT & OBJECTIVES
This first convention is organised by and within the framework of the Nancy Jazz Pulsations 2022 program. You’ll enjoy concerts, showcases, conferences, speed-meetings and masterclasses.
Indeed, we are convinced that this type of jazz interests a large public and that, above all, can be a formidable vector to bring new audiences (such electro and rap) towards jazz(s) but also can be an answer to other issues :
- Supporting the artists’s careers
- Development of audiences (jazz and currents musics)
- Answers to societal objectives with the use of common resources and a joint approach to strengthen, in cooperation, the values and positive impact of this musical current
CONCERTS & SHOWCASES
Wednesday 5th OctoberMJC LILLEBONNE
4:30 pm – RODOLPHE LAURETTA « KREOLIA » (FR)
5:40 pm- ECHT! (BE)
7:20 pm – WERKHA (UK)
8:00 pm – NCY MILKY BAND (Grand Est) + ISHKERO (FR) + LORD$ (FR) + MARINA TRENCH (FR) + DJs HYPERLAX b2b n30_SPCK (Grand Est)* – 10€ (single price) More informations
*as part of BMM Records’s « Groove Dingueries Party » carte blanche
Thursday 6th OctoberMJC LILLEBONNE
4:30 pm – ROSIE FRATER-TAYLOR (UK)
5:40 pm – RAUL MONSALVE Y LOS FORAJIDOS (FR)
7:20 pm – GLASS MUSEUM (BE)
MAGIC MIRRORS / 8PM : EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY (UK) + ASHLEY HENRY (UK) + DJ CHRIS DESP 12AM : LEFTO (BE) + PHOTONS (FR) – 12€ (reduced price) + 15€ (full price) More informations
Wednesday 5th October :M.A.I. SCHOOL
– 3:00 to 4:00 pm : Masterclass with Ashley Henry
– 2:30 to 4:00 pm : Dancefloor jazz 2022: what is it, where does it come from ?
With Emma Warren (Freelance journalist – UK), Davina Pobee (Brownswood Record – UK), Alex Dutilh (Radio France – FR) & Alexis Blondin (Church Of Sound – Total Refreshment Centre – Club Makossa – UK)
Thursday 6th October :MAGIC MIRRORS
– 9:30 to 10:15 am : Breakfast Pitch for artists with professionnals
– 10:30 to 12:30 pm : Speed Meeting with the National French Music Center (by registration only)
With Sebastian Hecht (XJAZZ – DE) | Peer Steinwald (BUDDE MUSIC – DE) | Agnese Daverio (MUSIC WORKS INTERNATIONAL – UK) | | Denis Longhi (JAZZ RE:FOUND – IT) | Davina Pobee (BROWNSWOOD RECORDING – UK) | Marieke Meischke (SO WHAT’S NEXT – NL) | Clara Dhilly (KURATEDBY DOUR – BE) | Theodora Karakassi (PLISSKEN FESTIVAL – GR) | David Michaud (INSOMNIACS + CULLY JAZZ – CH) | Alexis Blondin (TOTAL REFRESHMENT CENTER – UK)
– 2:30 to 4:00 pm : Mapping ‘nu-jazz’ in Europe : where are the global connections and how can we build on them?
With Emma Warren (Freelance journalist – UK) | Jean-Guillaume Selmer (KYUDO RECORDS, DUNOSE – FR) | Pascal Pilorget (GIANT STEPS – FR) | Thomas Bouet (QWEST TV – FR) | Denis Longhi (JAZZ:RE:FOUND – IT) |Damien Besançon (I SEE COLORS – FR) | Peer Steinwald (BUDDE MUSIC – DE) & MORE | Benjamin Tramaille (CLUB LOUKAVES – DE)
EMMA WARREN (UK)
Emma Warren is a freelance journalist and writer. She is the author of the books ‘Make Some Space: tuning into Total Refreshment Centre’ and ‘Document your culture a manual’. She has also written a booklet on the “South London Steam Down Jazz Jam” for Rough Trade Books. She also hosts a monthly show on Worldwide FM. For the NancyJazzUp! Europe, she will be moderating the two scheduled conferences.
DAVID MICHAUD (CH)
David is a music lover, musician and producer and also co-booker at the Cully Jazz Festival, agent for emerging jazz artists (Insomniacs) in Switzerland and head of the jazz department at SONART – Swiss Music Association.
THOMAS BOUET (FR)
Passionate about music and a jack-of-all-trades, Thomas Bouet began his career at Discograph (label) and then joined the Duc des Lombards, TSF JAZZ, the Nice Jazz Festival to become in 2019 programmer at Qwest TV, a streaming platform co-founded by Quincy Jones.
PEER STEINWALD (DE)
Peer is Director of Creative Services at one of Europe’s largest independent music publishers, Budde Music, based in Berlin. Peer is also a regular jury member, speaker and lecturer in the publishing industry. He is also a member of the advisory board of Music Norway and a jury member for the « Neustart Kultur » grants in the field of intercultural music.
THEODORA KARAKASSI (GR)
Theodora is co-organiser of the Athens-based Plisskën Festival, which has been running for 10 years. This festival offers an eclectic and varied programme with 45 international artists. Through one-off events throughout the year as well as a winter edition, Plissken seeks to discover new talents as well as world-renowned artists in incredible locations such as the Acropolis. In addition, Theodora’s training and other profession is architecture, which she practices throughout Europe.
SEBASTIEN DOVIANE (FR)
Parisian journalist, Sebastien has been the host of the « Jazzlive » show from 8pm to midnight on TSF Jazz since 2015. He is also the programmer of the « Nouvelle Scène » evenings at the Duc des Lombards, which showcase the younger generation, and one of the programmers of the TSF Jazz Chantilly Festival.
SEBASTIAN HECHT (DE)
Sebastian Hecht is one of the people behind the XJAZZ! FESTIVAL Berlin. In addition to the annual festival, XJAZZ! organises open-air events and also hosts concerts outside the series.
AGNESE DAVERIO (SCOTLAND)
Agnese worked as a Jazz Festival Producer across of Scotland, programming, producing and promoting over 40 festivals across the region, et is now a board member of the UK’s Jazz Promotion Network and a Booking Agent at Music Works International, a prestigious boutique agency that represent top quality jazz artists across the World.
MARIEKE MEISCHKE (NL)
Since over 25 years Marieke Meischke has been exploring and walking the field of music, as a booking agent, tour manager, festival producer/director, teacher and lyricist. For her it is all about connection, communication and collaboration, sowing and reaping that leads to the right artist on the right stage, expressing the core of their story. Marieke was running eclectic music festival FlatFest and is currently leading (showcase) festival So What’s Next? She is equally passionate about guiding (young) musicians on their long and winding road in the professional music world.
ANTOINE RAJON (FR)
Record producer, talent discoverer, artist manager and agent, Antoine Rajon has been criss-crossing the world in search of new sounds for over twenty years. He has been responsible for discovering the poet Anthony Joseph, the South African group BCUC, Vaudou Game from Lyon and Bibi Tanga & The Selenites. After co-founding the Isma’a and HeavenlySweetness labels, he is now artistic director of the jazz label KOMOS, for which he produces albums by Cheick Tidiane Seck, Julien Lourau, Hermon Mehari, etc.
CLARA DHILLY (BE)
Knows all the coolest French and European journalists and media. She handles press relations for Dour Festival, Fifty Lab Festival, Primavera Sound Barcelona, FME (Festival de musique émergente) and Moonshine Collective. Also a booking assistant specialized in the Belgium music scene.
To come as a professional, you will also benefit from special rates in the following hotels, partners of the festival :
Ibis Styles Nancy Centre Gare ***
Mercure Nancy Centre Gare ***
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