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DEADLINE May 31st: Young Music Artist Residency in Denmark Nov 2024 (Ages 18-35)

Swinging Europe is excited to announce the open call for the “MEETING POINT” project, an enriching two-year residency exchange program designed for emerging musicians, performing artists, dancers, and visual artists. This initiative is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and takes place across four vibrant cultural centers: Herning and Holstebro in Denmark, Athens in Greece, and Warsaw in Poland.

Jazzahead takes place 11–3 April, 2024

The Jazzahead, held annually in Bremen, Germany, is regarded as the most important international gathering and public festival for professionals in the jazz field. The upcoming Jazzahead will take place from April 11th to April 13th.

Finnish Jazz Legend Prizes awarded to Sakari Kukko and Raoul Björkenheim

Sakari Kukko and Raoul Björkenheim have been chosen as the new Finnish Jazz Legends. This award has been given to distinguished, long-standing musicians since 2001. From 2001 to 2014, the awards were presented by the Finnish Big Band Association, the Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive, and the Imatra Big Band Festival. Since 2017, the awards have been granted by Music Archive Finland.