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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International Laureate Festival dates announced

We are happy to announce that the 2023 edition of the International Laureate Festival will take place from the 17th till the 20th of August during the 43rd edition of the Amersfoort World Jazz Festival. This year 12 international festivals will present ‘endorsed exceptional talents’ from their countries. All of this as part of efforts to increase international mobility between artists through festivals. The exact line-up will be announced soon. We will keep you posted!     

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World Jazz Conference 2022

What a fantastic first post-covid edition of the World Jazz Conference, and how wonderful to finally enjoy countless concerts again together! Thank you to all attendees, partners, speakers and crew; we can’t wait to see you next year. But first, let’s enjoy a small recap of those wonderful days we spent together, August 11-14, 2022. One of the weekend’s highlights was without a doubt the introduction of one of our newest partners, Fondazione the Brass Group’s Sicilia Jazz Festival, who presented not only the oldest bigband in Italy with Orchestra Jazz Siciliana, but also treated us to an exquisite multi-course

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With just a few days to go until this year’s World Jazz Conference, we are excited to meet so many of you offline again. Exchanging thoughts and ideas is at the core of our existence as a Network, so we’re thrilled to announce this year’s panel topics and online guests after having brainstormed with so many of you! Friday kicks off offline, with a Partner Meeting and brunch where we’ll discuss the importance of our partnerships and mutual expectations, thoughts, and ideas. At 13.00, we’ll move on to digital strategies and ways to tackle audience communication in post-covid times, debating the

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Welcome, Like A Machine Festival!

Here at the World Jazz Network HQ, we’ve been keeping a close eye on the Luxembourg scene for years. Claire Parsons, Dock in Absolute, there is a lot of great music coming from LUX, and we’re excited to announce we’ve found our newest partner in the fantastic Like A Machine Festival to help us broadcast it! The festival, nested in what is arguably Luxemburg’s very own jazz capital, presents an adventurous mix of new creative concepts, collaborations, and, of course, music. Effortlessly blending the old and the new, Like A Machine is a festival for the musical pioneers among us,

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