European Jazz Conference 2024 ✨ Public program

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Published on 19/04/24

From September 12 to 15, 2024, VI.BE, JazzLab, Ha Concerts and Europe Jazz Network are bringing the prestigious European Jazz Conference to Ghent. The four-day program includes numerous networking sessions, keynotes, panels and showcase concerts. EJC is an excellent opportunity for the Belgian jazz artists of the moment to showcase themselves to hundreds of (inter)national jazz professionals and enthusiasts. 

Are you one of those jazz lovers? Then you can join in the evening during showcases at Ha Concerts and free "fringe" concerts in cafes throughout the city. With Saturday night's festive finale featuring the amazing Belgian band Schntzl at Winter Circus. 

Official program EJC

In addition to numerous panels, discussion groups and keynotes on the theme "Tomorrow Comes Today," a professional jury selected 20 Belgian projects to play a showcase concert in various hotspots in Ghent. From Ha Concerts, Winter Circus and Muziekcentrum De Bijloke to Hot Club Gent and Missy Sippy.

Congratulations Aki, Aleph Quintet, Camille-Alban Spreng's ODIL feat. Nina Kortekaas, De Beren Gieren, Donder, Eve Beuvens "Lysis," Fnussjen, GingerBlackGinger, Karen Willems' "Terre Sol Four," Julien Tassin Quartet, Le Monde Merveilleux de Pépito, MDCIII, NΔBOU, Orchestra Nazionale della Luna, Under the Reefs Orchestra, Schntzl, Stéphane Galland & The Rhythm Hunters, Vitja Pauwels' Early Life Forms and Wajdi Riahi Trio.

To the complete EJC program, powered by Sabam for Culture and PlayRight.

The program for external audiences

Besides the official program, Ghent becomes one big party city during EJC with concerts for everyone. Think for example of the official opening of the Winter Circus by STUFF. and schntzl.

Here's the overview for the program you can catch:

Thursday 12.09

In town (free):  
23:00 Nabou - Hot Club Gent
23:00 Black Flower - Club Telex 
23:00 Le Monde Merveilleux de Pépito - Mississippi 
23:00 Under The Reefs Orchestra - Bar Lume
23:00 Camille-Alban Spreng's Odil - Trefpunt  
Be on time because full is full

Friday 13.09

Ha Concerts
21:00 Doors
22:15 Stéphane Galland & the Rhythm Hunters
23:45 End 

Elsewhere in town (free):
23:00 Aleph Quintet - Hot Club Gent
23:00 Fnussjen - Club Telex
23:00 Vitja Pauwels' Early Life Forms - Mississippi
23:00 Karen Willems' Terre Sol Four - Trefpunt
23:00 MDCIII - Bar Lume
Be on time because full is full

Saturday 14.09

20:00 schntzl - 360° Sound Première

Ha Concerts
20:15 Doors
21:15 De Beren Gieren
22:00 Julien Tassin Quartet
22:30 End


GINGERBLACKGINGER + Julien Tassin Quartet

EJC Showcase

Ghent jazz city: Belgian jazz showcases and fringe throughout the city

21:30 Early bird

De Beren Gieren + Stéphane Galland & the Rhythm Hunters

EJC Showcase

Ghent jazz city: Belgian jazz showcases and fringe throughout the city

21:15 Tickets

With the support of Creative Europe, Bijloke Muziekcentrum, Europe Jazz Network, Stad Gent, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Lotto, Sabam for Culture, PlayRight, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques, Museact, Belgium Booms, VIERNULVIER Gent, DEMOCRAZY, Gent Jazz & Omer.



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