496 professional participants from 40 countries, 18 concerts for 72 musicians, with an emphasis on gender balance.
A significant impact on the city’s hotel industry, with more than 1,850 meals served on a seasonal basis and 1,500 overnight stays.
A common theme: musical education in several dimensions.
The European Jazz Festival, organised by Jazz des cinq continents, was a great success on every level.
More than 10 hours of jazz music in all its different forms were programmed.
Six groups represented our local scene, including Poetic Ways with saxophonist and composer Raphaël Imbert, who thrilled the audience at the magnificent opening concert.
The high point of the conference was the gala concert, held at the Théâtre de la Criée to a packed house, featuring a unique and legendary line-up featuring one of the leading figures in European jazz, clarinettist Michel Portal.
This dense and diverse artistic programme attracted more than a few participants, as well as major jazz players from all over Europe.
The Marseille Jazz des cinq continents festival, a member of the European Jazz Network since 2015, organised this congress with the support of: Ville de Marseille, Département des Bouches du Rhône, Région Sud, Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence, Centre National de la Musique, Sacem and Association Jazzé Croisé.
Brochure of the 9th European Jazz Conference taking place in Marseille, France, between 14 and 17 September 2023 :
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