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 Anglo-Saxon 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).
Nancy Jazz Up! Europe will take place in Nancy on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 October 2022. Theconcerts will take place at the Magic Mirrors, anamaing 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 / Afternoon : 2 SHOWCASES (Free)
MAGIC MIRRORS / 8PM : NCY MILKY BAND (Grand Est) + ISHKERO (FR) + TRIORITÄT (FR + DE) + MARINA TRENCH (FR) + DJs HYPERLAX b2b n30_SPCK (Grand Est)* – 10€ (single price)
*as part of BMM Records’s « Groove Dingueries Party » carte blanche
Thursday 6th OctoberMJC LILLEBONNE / Afternoon : 2 SHOWCASES (Free)
MAGIC MIRRORS / 8PM : EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY (UK) + ASHLEY HENRY (UK) + LEFTO (BE) + 1 SHOWCASE ARTIST + DJ CHRIS DESP – 12€ (reduced price) + 15€ (full price)
Wednesday 5th October :
– Masterclass : Artist of the NJP’s program (to be announced)
– Conference : Scientific and historical approach and collective qualification of the musical genre
Thursday 6th October :– Speed-meetings between artists and professionals
– Inventory of the existing ecosystem and prefiguration of a new network
– Round Table with an artist to be announced
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
5 European artists will be selected for the showcases by a professional jury composed of Europeanjazz and contemporary music players. At the end of the convention, one of these artists will bechosen as the winner and will receive professional support.
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 ****
Contact us to firstname.lastname@example.org for any informations