Laureate Festival 2024

Active WJN partners that collaborate during the 2024 edition of the Laureate Festival

Amersfoort World Jazz Festival – The Netherlands

The Amersfoort World Jazz Festival, dubbed as a Musicians’ Paradise, offers more than just a performance opportunity; it provides a platform that can significantly benefit a musician’s career in the long run. Artists are encouraged to engage with their peers, explore the city, immerse themselves in various performances, and network with journalists and industry professionals …

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Canary Jazz Festival – Spain

The Canary Islands International Jazz Festival takes place across various venues including town squares and theaters spread throughout Gran Canaria, Tenerife, and Lanzarote. Featuring a diverse lineup, the festival showcases performances by both up-and-coming talents and established national and international jazz artists. In addition to concerts, attendees can participate in seminars, masterclasses, and jam sessions …

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Jazzinec Festival – Czech Republic

Every year in Trutnov, Jazzinec unfolds, marking itself as one of the most esteemed cultural happenings in the entire region. Its innovative programming introduces a new theme to each festival edition, offering increasingly profound artistic encounters to its discerning audience. Established in 1999, the festival initially spanned a weekend, featuring performances across Trutnov’s squares and …

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Szczecin Jazz Festival – Poland

Szczecin Jazz is not just another festival; it’s an international music project dedicated to promoting jazz. Founded in 2016 by Sylwester Ostrowski, a renowned jazz saxophonist and the festival’s artistic director, along with the Szczecin Artistic Agency as its producer, this event aims to bring jazz to the masses through diverse communication methods. Under the …

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Joy of Jazz – South Africa

The annual Standard Bank Joy of Jazz takes place in Johannesburg, featuring 35 performances across four stages over three days. This initiative aims to foster social cohesion, stimulate economic growth, and promote cultural tourism. The festival celebrates a broad spectrum of jazz styles, ranging from legendary jazz figures to emerging young talents, ensuring there’s something …

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Babel Sound – Hungary

BabelSound is dedicated to embodying the essence of diversity in World Music. For over a decade, this organization has curated a wide array of concerts, showcasing talents from various corners of the globe. By inviting artists to represent their respective countries, BabelSound continuously challenges conventional norms and broadens the cultural perspectives of its audiences. Unlike …

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Sicilia Jazz Festival – Italy

The Italian Island of Sicily is filled with history, full of splendid monuments, palaces, and courtyards. The perfect location for a jazz festival. The Sicilian Jazz Festival, organized by the Brass Group Foundation, hosted its first successful edition in 2020 and has since emerged as one of the bigger innovative jazz festivals in Europe. Artists …

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Jazzfestival Budapest – Hungary

The Jazzfest Budapest Foundation was established with the aim of enriching the program of Jazzfest Budapest with vibrant diversity. Their goal is to foster collaborations between domestic and international performers, as they believe this is key to showcasing Hungarian excellence in jazz on stages worldwide and establishing a solid international presence. In just two years, …

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