European Jazz Conference 2024 @ Ghent - Ticket sales are now open.

European Jazz Conference 2024 @ Ghent - Ticket sales are now open.

From September 12 to 15, VI.BE, JazzLab, Ha Concerts, and Europe Jazz Network bring the prestigious European Jazz Conference to Ghent. The four-day program features numerous networking sessions, keynotes, panels, and showcase concerts. EJC presents a unique opportunity for current Belgian jazz artists to showcase themselves to hundreds of (inter)national jazz professionals and enthusiasts.

A professional jury has selected 20 Belgian projects to perform during the official program of the European Jazz Conference. Among others, Wajdi Riahi Trio, Donder, GingerBlackGinger, Stéphane Galland & The Rhythm Hunters, Eve Beuvens "Lysis", aki, Orchestra Nazionale della Luna, De Beren Gieren, Julien Tassin Quartet, schntzl, NΔBOU, Le Monde Merveilleux de Pépito, Under the Reefs Orchestra, Camille-Alban Spreng's ODIL feat. Nina Kortekaas, Aleph Quintet, Fnussjen, Vitja Pauwels, MDCIII, Karen Willems et Liv Andrea Hauge trio.

Experience their extraordinary talent from Thursday the 12th to Saturday the 14th across diverse venues throughout the city, supported by Sabam for Culture and PlayRight. 

In addition to showcaseconcerts, the EJC program includes a members' day on Thursday and a series of panels, discussion groups, and keynotes on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, EJC concludes with cultural tours and piano concerts throughout the city.

During the European Jazz Conference, Ghent reveals itself as a true jazz city, and everyone can partake in the experience. Tickets for certain concerts featuring Stuff. and Schntzl at the Wintercircus and several (café) concerts are open to the general public.

EJC Ghent 2024 is possible thanks to 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.

Find out more about the programme below.