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Europe Jazz Network

Europe Jazz Network (EJN) is a Europe-wide association of producers, presenters and supporting organisations who specialise in creative music, contemporary jazz and improvised music created from a distinctly European perspective.

Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians

The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is a non-profit organization, founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States, by pianist/composer Muhal Richard Abrams, pianist Jodie Christian, drummer Steve McCall, and composer Phil Cohran.

The AACM is devoted "to nurturing, performing, and recording serious, original music," according to its charter. It supports and encourages jazz performers, composers and educators. Its motto is, "Great Black Music, Ancient to the Future."

The Jazz Journalists Association

The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) is a non-profit corporation, promoting the interests of writers, photographers, broadcasters and new media professionals covering jazz. The JJA supports the creation and dissemination of accurate, balanced, ethical and informative journalism on all of jazz’s genres; the growth, development and education of the jazz audience and the dissemination of information pertaining to jazz to the general public, by providing forums for the discussion of jazz-related issues and events, fostering the development of journalistic and presentation skills among new journalists and the continuing development of such skills in journalists already engaged in the field.

Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, a nonprofit education organization, was founded in 1986 by the Monk family and the late Maria Fisher, an opera singer and lifelong devotee of music. Its mission is to offer the world's most promising young musicians college level training by internationally acclaimed jazz masters and to present public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the world. All of these programs are offered free of charge to the students and schools, filling a tremendous void in arts education. The Institute's programs encourage children to develop imaginative thinking, creativity, curiosity, a positive self-image, and a respect for their own and others' cultural heritage.

Jazz-Institut Darmstadt

The Jazzinstitut Darmstadt, a municipal institute of the city of Darmstadt, is Europe's largest public research archive on jazz. It holds specialized books, periodicals, sheet music, records, photographs as well as posters and other memorabilia. It provides services for researchers (journalists, musicologists, students), as well as for the music community, for musicians and music educators, working to broaden the audience of jazz as an African American music which has become a major influence on world culture. The Jazzinstitut Darmstadt is the foremost institute of its kind in Europe and acknowledged for its varied services by American colleagues as well. The Jazzinstitut resides in a small baroque palais built 1709-1725. The historical cave underneath the Jazzinstitut is being used for intimate concerts, among them the concert series "JazzTalk".

Victoires de la Musique

Victoires de la musique is an annual French award ceremony that recognizes the best musical artists of the year.

Echo Jazz

The ECHO is the biggest German music prize awarded by the cultural institute of the German Association of the music-industry (BVMI)



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