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Georgia at European Jazz Conference
12 September, 2018
On 13-16 September, the European Jazz Conference 2018 will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, where a Georgian jazz industry representative will participate for the first time. This year's conference includes a record 350 delegates.

Kavkaz Jazz Festival founder and director Helen Mechitova was invited by conference organizers. Kavkaz Jazz was first held in June 2010 in Tbilisi and has taken place every year since. The focus of the festival is the promotion of young talents, cross-border collaborations and education. Festival highlights
in recent years include appearing in DownBeat magazine and collaborations with the Jamey Aebersold School of Music (2016) and BOZAR – Center of Fine Arts in Belgium (2017).

European Jazz Conference 2018, the most important annual meeting of professionals from the jazz sector in Europe, in particular of music promoters, managers, agents and national/regional support organisations. The theme of the European Jazz Conference 2018 will be "ON THE EDGE", an invitation to discuss the concepts of edges, peripheries and edginess
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The European Jazz Conference is composed of inspiring keynote speeches, high-level discussion groups and workshops, networking sessions for professionals of the creative music sector, cultural visits and in the evenings a showcase festival of the best new artists from the host country, this year Portugal.

The conference organizer is the Europe Jazz Network (EJN) a nonprofit Europe-wide association of producers, presenters and supporting organisations who specialise in creative music, contemporary jazz and improvised music created from a distinctly European perspective. The membership includes up to 150 organisations (Festivals, clubs and concert venues, independent promoters, national organisations) in 35 countries. EJN's mission is to encourage, promote and support the development of the creative music sector in Europe and to create opportunities for artists, organizers and audiences from the different countries to meet and communicate.

European Jazz Conference 2018 will take place at Cultural Center De Belem, which is located in the famous historic district of Lisbon.

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