[ARCHIVE] Join us on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 November for the 2022 JPN conference, which will be taking place in-person at the MAC Belfast in association with Moving On Music and the Improvised Music Company.

Tickets are now available for the 2022 Jazz Promotion Network conference, ‘Where Pathways Meet’. Taking place at The MAC, in Belfast’s vibrant Cathedral Quarter on 3 and 4 November, the conference will bring the UK and Irish jazz sector together to focus on the most important issues and topics in jazz right now. Inspired by the Sun Ra composition of the same name, ‘Where Pathways Meet’ will have a firm focus on the future of jazz in these islands and beyond.  The programme will also provide ideas and practical advice that delegates will be able to apply in their own work immediately.

Programmed in partnership with Moving On Music in Belfast and the Improvised Music Company in Dublin, ‘Where Pathways Meet’ will feature a range of speakers from across the jazz sector, alongside a showcase of jazz talent from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The conference will cover a broad range of topics, with panels featuring musicians, educators, promoters, agents and managers from all five nations.

Conference timings
Thursday: 12pm-5pm, followed by optional music tours at 5pm and live showcase programme from 8pm to 11.30pm.
Friday: Arrival from 9.00am for a 9.30am start. Finish at 4pm.

You can find more info on the conference programme – including topics, speakers and artists – here




Ticketing Information

JPN Members are eligible for free access to the event. Simply select the JPN Member option on Eventbrite to secure your space. Those joining JPN now will also be eligible to attend for free as part of their membership, which is the same price as a conference ticket. To find out more about JPN membership and what benefits you receive as a member, click here.

For non-members, full conference tickets are priced at £55 for individuals and voluntary organisations, and £140 for all other organisations. This ticket price includes access to the full conference programme, lunch and tickets for the artists showcase at Black Box (subject to availability). We offer day tickets at £40 for individuals and £100 for organisations. We’re also offering reduced-cost tickets for under-30s at £30 for both days and £15 for one day.




With the help of Creative Scotland, Arts Council Wales and JPN reserves, we are able to support up to 10 bursaries each from Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland/Ireland for individuals. These will assist with the cost of conference tickets, travel and accommodation. You can find out more information here.

We’re committed to making our conferences accessible to all. If you have any access requirements please let us know via membership@jazzpromotionnetwork.org.uk.

We’re pleased to acknowledge support from Arts Council Northern Ireland, Creative Scotland, Arts Council Wales, Making Music and The MU.