Jazz Promotion Network: Role of board members

21/10/2021Blog Post, Opportunity

What is JPN? JPN is a membership organisation founded in 2013. Our mission is to encourage, promote and support the development of opportunities for organisers, audiences, and artists in the realm of jazz and related music throughout the UK and ROI. What is a JPN board member responsible for? By becoming a board member of … Read More

Why this year’s EGM is so important

29/10/2020Blog Post

At JPN’s EGM on 1st December, elections will take place for up to four positions on the board. Rarely do this number of places become vacant at once. One of our strengths as a membership organisation is our connection with such a broad range of jazz professionals, who feedback on the work we do and … Read More

Getting the Gold Standard – Accessibility in Jazz Venues

23/08/2020Blog Post, Emily Jones

A few years ago, I attended a presentation by the charity Attitude is Everything which started with the statement that “jazz clubs are probably the worst type of venue for disabled access”! Whilst those in the know understand not all jazz clubs are in basements, the assumption that jazz and improv venues are inaccessible to … Read More

JPN Giant Steps – Summary

17/07/2020Authors, Blog Post, Daniel Garel

Written by Daniel Garel – Communications and Marketing Manager A couple of weeks ago on the 24th of June, we at the Jazz Promotion Network held our first ever Open Space Event in association with Julia Payne and the hub UK. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it was a great shame that we couldn’t … Read More

Giant steps? Where next for jazz in the UK?

29/05/2020Blog Post

Blog post by Julia Payne – Director, the hub As the mighty Sun Ra himself once said “The possible has been tried and failed. Now it’s time to try the impossible.” And with jazz promoters across the UK having to wrestle with how to keep music live, in the here and now and once we’re … Read More