Jazz North were guests of AJC (Association Jazze Croise) at La Dynamo jazz centre in Paris last week for their Jazz Migration showcase and meetings for the JazzShuttle project.
Interesting to see how our French counterparts are working to promote and develop the next generation of jazz artists. Three very different bands in the line-up: Auditive Connection, Donkey Monkey et Petite Vengeance – the last two both duos.
Sebastian from LondonJazzNews wrote on their blog about the selection process:
“Most of the 60 promoters and festival directors who are members of the AJC were present at the meeting and showcase. Members of the organization recommend acts which they would like to bring to a wider public. The process then continues during meetings when promoters talk about their plans to bring forward new acts for the next two years. It is an impressive, collegiate, orderly, collaborative process, with the championing, or “parrainage” of new acts being done in a positive, unselfish spirit”.
All three bands to UK promoters with the possibility of help from AJC for hotels and travel. Contact AJC for information.
Short clip of Auditive Connection