A 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.
After first meeting in Tallinn in 2010, Europe Jazz Media meet at least twice 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 Europe Jazz Network General Assembly in September, most recently in Trondheim, Norway, on September 13 and 14, 2013.
On the picture (l – r): EJM coordinator Madli-Liis Parts (Estonia), Patrik Sandberg (Orkester Journalen, Sweden,) Karsten Mützelfeldt (WDR, Germany,) Christine Stephan (Jazzthetik, Germany,) Raisa Siivola (Finnish Jazz Federation / Suomen Jazzliitto,) Henning Bolte (Jazz Special, Denmark,) Anniken Sunde (NRK, Norway,) (partly hidden) Johan Hauknes (Jazznytt, Norway,) Jan Granlie (Jazznytt, Norway,) Cim Meyer (Jazz Special, Denmark,) Monika Okrój (Jazz Forum, Poland). Photo by Cyril Moshkow (Jazz.Ru, Russia)