The 2024 JPN Conference & Showcases - Mon 4 / Tue 5 Nov 2024, Bristol Beacon

The only UK/Ireland-wide organisation for professional development, information exchange & partnership opportunities for the jazz sector

2023 JPN Conference and Showcases event hits high note

The 2023 JPN Conference and Showcase event - Here to Stay- took place on October 31 and November 1 in Birmingham, at Symphony Hall (B:Music), Birmingham City University and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Read the 2023 Conference Report Online
Download a copy of the 2023 Conference Report  PDF (4.4MB)

With over 150 attendees from across the UK and Ireland (plus additional speakers and performers) this was the best attended conference to date. This was also the first multi-nation showcase for artists from all five nations (Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England).

Soweto Kinch

An inspiring and wide-ranging Keynote Address by Birmingham based musician and composer Soweto Kinch, emphasising the need for honesty in all our discussions, set the tone for the whole event.

The results of the survey we are sending to all delegates will give us a clearer idea of what people found particularly useful, how they found the multi-nation showcase programme, and what improvements they’d like to see for next time!

‘plenty of interesting chats’

‘most inspiring’

‘ it was really interesting to hear the discussions in the jazz community’

‘ absolutely brilliant’

‘wonderful opportunity to share our music with the promoters of today’.

All images from the 2023 JPN Conference and Showcases taken by Birmingham-based photographers Trevor and Josh Bailey

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