Europe Jazz Media. An overview

ejnlogoA number of jazz magazines from across Europe have come together under the banner Europe Jazz Media to work on common objectives in encouraging and strengthening interest in jazz and spreading awareness of the development and diversity of the music. One of the first initiatives is the Europe Jazz Media chart: a non-sales related chart that reveals some of the hot new music surfacing across the continent right now.

Since the initial meeting in Tallinn in 2010, Europe Jazz Media meet at least once a year during major European jazz industry events, such as jazzahead! – trade show, conference and showcase festival for the global jazz scene in Bremen, Germany (each April) – and/or Europe Jazz Network‘s European Jazz Conference in September.

In 2010-2014, EJM activities were coordinated by Madli-Liis Parts (Muusika, Estonia.) Since 2014, the EJM coordinator’s duties were assumed by Cyril Moshkow (Jazz.Ru, Russia.)

Europe Jazz Media Meeting at Jazzahead!-2016

Europe Jazz Media Meeting at Jazzahead!-2016

L-R rear Jan Granlie (Salt Peanuts, Norway/Denmark), Jon Newey (Jazzwise, U.K.), Mike Flynn (Jazzwise, U.K.), Luca Vitali (Giornale della Musica, Italy), Patrick Španko (, Slovakia), Stefano Zucchiatti (Europe Jazz Network); front Peter Motyčka (Musical Life / Hudobný život, Slovakia), Patrick Sandberg (Orkester Journalen, Sweden), Christine Stephan (Jazzthetik, Germany), Paweł Brodowski (Jazz Forum, Poland), Cyril Moshkow (Jazz.Ru, Russia), Wolfgang König (Radio XY, Germany / Jazz Around The World Radio, South Africa), Henning Bolte (Jazzism / All About Jazz, Netherlands)


5 thoughts on “Europe Jazz Media. An overview

  1. Bernard van Rossum

    Dear EJM, i am the leader of The BvR Flamenco Big Band , an exciting new project from the Dutch jazz scene.

    In May 2014, won the 1rst prize in the 18th edition of the Meerjazz International Big Band Competition .
    They also played in the “2014 Dutch Jazz Competition” semifinal at the Amsterdam Bimhuis.
    Their debut album “Jaleo Holandés” will be released in September 2014 and
    will be presented among other festivals and stages, in the Netherlands’ most
    prestigious Flamenco event; the 2015 Flamenco Biennale.
    We would be happy to share our news and music with EJM should you be interested.
    Here you have some more info:

    Kind regards!
    Bernard van Rossum

  2. Valerio Pappi

    Good Day

    We are an independent group composed of jazz lovers (musicians, journalists, teachers).
    Our goal is to create a virtual platform – 7 Virtual Jazz Club – that will allow amateurs and pros, of any age and country, to perform and share their music.

    ​​In order to do that we created a global contest for soloists and bands (especially for young people) that will take place entirely on the web. To partecipate the musicians have to send a video performance. Prize fund: 7000 Euros (1st prize is 4000 euros, 2nd prize is 2000 euros, 3rd prize is 1000 euros)

    We’re contacting you just to know if you can share our jazz contest with your community (teachers, musicicians, students)

    Here you can find all the details of our project.

    The FIRST GLOBAL ONLINE JAZZ CONTEST is a competition organized by the 7 Virtual Jazz Club which takes place on the official website of the club

    Confront jazz players from different countries, discover new talents and get young people closer to jazz music.

    1st Place: 4000 euros (4500 dollars) + advertising
    2nd Place: 2000 euros (2300 dollars)+ advertising
    3rd Place: 1000 euros (1200 dollars) + advertising

    Soloists and groups can partecipate simply by sending a video to our website (video quality it’s not important, you can shoot your video with a smartphone, if you want).
    You can find all the terms and regulations here:

    An International jury, composed by some of the most important journalists and jazz critics in the world, will judge all the videos and will decide which videos deserve to make it to the next phase of the contest.

    Filippo Bianchi (Italy) – president
    Director of Musica Jazz for ten years and winner of the Django d’Or (2003)
    Nick Davies (United Kingdom)
    Journalist and critic for All About Jazz
    Emmanuelle De Decker (India)
    Art director for the GOA Jazz Festival
    Elisabeth Meza (Mexico)
    Composer and singer of Mexico City
    Emmanuel Di Costanzo (France)
    Musician and teacher.
    Fernando Rodriguez de Mondesert (Dominican Republic)
    Art director of Jazz en Dominicana.
    Gianfranco Continenza (Italy)
    Guitarist, composer and teacher.
    Madan Rao (India)
    Journalist and critic for Jazz, World Music, Jazzuality.
    Michael Pronko (Japan)
    Journalist and critic for Newsweek Japan, The Japan Times, Jazz in Japan
    Duncan Heining (United Kingdom)
    Critic for Jazz Wise, Jazz UK.
    Maurizio Franco (Italy)
    Musicologist, teacher and essayist.
    Walter Kolosky (USA)
    Critic for Jazz Magazine, Jazz Improv Magazine.
    Charlie Crooijmans (Holland)
    Journalist and radio speaker for VPRO.
    Sandra Costantini (Italy)
    Art director for Jazz Network
    Didier Pennequin (France)
    Journalist and critic for Jazz Gazette
    Callum Haire (United Kingdom)
    Violinist and composer from the UK.
    Dan Bilawsky (USA)
    Critic for All About Jazz and Jazzed Magazine
    Marcela Breton (Colombia)
    Critic for Jazz Notes, Jazz Times
    Valerio Pappi (Italy)
    Guitarist and composer, art director of 7VJC
    Eddy Smith (USA)
    Musician for Edgestone Record
    José Deluna (Spain)
    Musician and teacher

    ​PRESELECTIONS: The International jury will decide who’s gonna make it to the semifinal.
    SEMIFINAL: The videos will be voted by the website visitors (50%) and by the jury (50%).
    FINAL: The exhibitions that will make it to this phase will be voted by the Jury, which will pick the winners of the contest.



    Twitter: @7JazzClub
    Instagram: 7virtualjazzclub
    YouTube Channel

    Best Regards.​​
    7 Virtual Jazz Club Team

  3. eddy truman

    would like for you to hear some new music by paul reichle and eddy truman. we have a ep album out called planet earth come in and also a full lenth album just released called Ya know what im thinkin?. we would really like to see how europe reacts to this music. thanks eddy truman

  4. eddy truman

    wondering how to get you to listen to our music and possibly review it, paul reichle and eddy truman have six albums out now of various styles of jazz and blues. one of them is avant-garde. please take a listen and let us know what you think


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