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Why this year’s EGM is so important

Why this year’s EGM is so important

29/10/2020

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

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Board recruitment for EGM 2020

Board recruitment for EGM 2020

01/10/2020

At this year’s AGM, we were very sad to be saying goodbye to JPN board of trustees Kenneth Killeen and Claire Furlong, and founding Board member John Blandford, who have done amazing work with the Network. We are very excited to invite  applications for new JPN charity trustees from within the membership and outside of … Read More

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Jazz In The Pandemic – 2020 Survey Report

Jazz In The Pandemic – 2020 Survey Report

01/10/2020

This research report summarises the hub’s analysis of findings from a survey carried out by the Jazz Promotion Network between 29 May – 30 June 2020. The survey was completed by 82 individuals from across the jazz sector

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AGM 2020

AGM 2020

03/09/2020

Papers and details On the 22nd of September at 14.00, we are hosting the JPN Annual General Meeting. This will happen using videoconferencing software, enabling us to get together as a Network despite the physical barriers to us meeting in person. During the meeting we will be taking stock of the successes and challenges within … Read More

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Getting the Gold Standard – Accessibility in Jazz Venues

Getting the Gold Standard – Accessibility in Jazz Venues

23/08/2020

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

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AiE Case Studies – New Opportunity

AiE Case Studies – New Opportunity

10/08/2020

With continued support from our partners Attitude is Everything, we are very pleased to announce that we are now taking expressions of interest to take part in a case study which will help your venue or festival improve accessibility for events and live music performances. We are looking for two venues and two multi-venue festivals … Read More

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Sitting in on Disability Equality & Customer Care Training

Sitting in on Disability Equality & Customer Care Training

08/08/2020

Written by Daniel Garel – Communications and Marketing Manger Hosted by Attitude Is Everything On the 15th July 2020 we were so excited to co-host the first in a series of training sessions, led by the incredible team from Attitude is Everything – a charity committed to improving deaf and disabled people’s access to live … Read More

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JPN Giant Steps – Summary

JPN Giant Steps – Summary

17/07/2020

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

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Giant steps? Where next for jazz in the UK?

Giant steps? Where next for jazz in the UK?

29/05/2020

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

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John Cumming | 1948-2020

John Cumming | 1948-2020

27/05/2020

It is with great sadness, we heard John Cumming OBE, previous director of Serious and longstanding JPN member, has died aged 71. He passed away peacefully on the 17th of May 2020 at his home. John leaves behind an incredible legacy, having delivered an array of world-leading concerts and events across the UK, as well … Read More

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Covid-19 Announcement

Covid-19 Announcement

17/03/2020

We write to you in the midst of unprecedented and unusual times for all, as the unfolding situation surrounding COVID-19 changes daily and we are all required to be nimble, reactive and fast-acting to ensure the safety of ourselves & our families, our colleagues, and our audiences.

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JPN – NETWORK MANAGER Position

07/02/2020

JPN NETWORK MANAGER- RECRUITMENT PACK For details of the Communications Manager position, please click here. The Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) was established in 2015 as a membership organisation to provide support for the jazz sector across the UK and Ireland. Membership is open to promoters, managers, agents, labels, journalists, educationalists and musicians. We currently have … Read More

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