We are the World Jazz Network, an international organization focused on increasing international mobility for world/jazz artists and organizations. While that may sound complex, we’ve been described in many different ways in the past; our International Laureate Festival is essentially an elaborate exchange program for international talent, curated by some of the most renowned festivals, venues and institutions around the world. 

Our World Jazz Conference brings the professionals behind these events and organizations together to exchange ideas, experiences and, of course, music. The Network’s annual assembly at Amersfoort World Jazz Festival in The Netherlands is a time-honored tradition, but partners have been known to cross paths elsewhere – often, of course, while representing their Laureates abroad. 


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Sicilia Jazz Festival 2023

The Sicilia Jazz Festival is waiting for you with a lot of news in its Jazz Village. From June 23rd to July 2nd there will be concerts between the talents of the Sicilian Conservatories and great personalities of Jazz. Click here for the full program.   The Sicilia Jazz Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Sicily, Italy. It is one of the most prominent jazz festivals in the country and attracts a diverse audience of music enthusiasts. The festival showcases a wide range of jazz styles, including traditional jazz, contemporary jazz, fusion, and world jazz. The Sicilia Jazz Festival

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Samui Summer Jazz 2023 big succes!

Samui’s six-night Summer Jazz Festival 2023 came to a successful close Sunday afternoon at the stunning Salt Society restaurant at the Centara Reserve on Chaweng Beach. Celebrating six sell-out concerts which showcased some of the island’s top 5-star resorts and beach clubs, the festival featured over 20 leading jazz musicians and vocalists from Europe and Thailand in an outstanding collaboration of world-class musical talent.

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Read the review of the World Jazz Festival, Mumbai

Review: World Jazz Festival, Mumbai The event took place on April 29th and 30th at the city-based Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir The third edition of the World Jazz Festival (WJF) conceived and produced by Banyan Tree in conjunction with Alexander Beets from the Amersfoort Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, was held in Mumbai on April 29th and 30th, 2023 at the Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir in Bandra, Mumbai. This festival had also been held in Pune, Bengaluru and Dehradun prior to Mumbai. It is an amazing truth that not too many jazz festivals, anywhere are performed without the music of

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Samui counts down to it’s annual ‘Samui Summer Jazz Festival’

With less than 8 weeks to go before the kick-off of its annual ‘Samui Summer Jazz Festival 2023’ from May 2 to 7, festival organizer SKÅL International Koh Samui has confirmed the line-up of events which not only showcases top jazz artists from Europe, South America, USA and Thailand, but some of the best of Samui’s 5-star resorts and cool beach clubs which will provide the beachside backdrops for the nightly performances under the stars. SKÅL Samui and its charity partner Sisters on Samui [SOS] will again host 6 fabulous consecutive nights of world-class jazz music, continuing an annual cultural

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