Dutch Performing Arts commissioned the Jazz Promotion Network to coordinate the focus programme Going Dutch in 2017 and 2018. The programme aims to support Dutch jazz musicians and/or groups to perform and tour in the UK and Ireland.
In November 2018 a group of jazz professionals from UK and Ireland were guests at Festival Jazz International Rotterdam who organised 2 days of discussions and presentations.
Journalist, radio documentarist, DJ, producer and label owner, Frank Jochemsen, gave a fascinating talk about the Dutch musician Rob Franken, a pioneer of the Fender Rhodes and other electric instruments.
Going Dutch is a JPN project with generous support from Dutch Performing Arts.