12 Points PLUS Tour 2012

Published 2 Nov 2012 - 3:09 PM

12 Points PLUS Tour 2012

2012 has been a busy year with 12 Points concerts taking place at festivals and club across Europe, from Voss (Norway) to Cork (Ireland), from Tallinn (Estonia) to Tampere (Finland).

 

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Application Closing Date extended & 12 Points Plus around Europe

Published 9 Oct 2012 - 1:04 PM

Application Closing Date for 12 Points DUBLIN 2013 has been extended to Friday 26th October at 12 Midnight GMT.
Find out more about the Eligibility Guidlines HERE. Good Luck to all and thank you in advance for applying to be part of this festival celebrating young European Jazz!

In the meantime, the 12 Points Plus tour will be flying around the jazz clubs and festivals of Europe during October and November. Check the details below to see if 12 Points Plus is coming to a city near you!

 

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12 Points Plus at the 53rd Ljubljana Jazz Festival

Published 26 Jul 2012 - 9:51 AM

12 Points Plus at the 53rd Ljubljana Jazz Festival

Our seventh 12 Points Plus event was held on June 20th in Ljubljana, Slovenia at the 53rd Annual Jazz Festival

Following a packed press conference to open the festival, which was hosted by artistic director and festival co-curator, Bogdan Benigar, we had a showcase of 3 ‘Plus concerts at the CD Club, one of the many venues in the vast Cankarjev Dom, Solvenias largest cultural and congress center.

Kicking off proceedings on the 12 Points stage were Finnish trio Elifantree fresh from their recent Helsinki album launch, followed by the Amsterdam based Kaja Draksler Acropolis Quintet, with both band leader Kaja Draksler and drummer Kristijan Krajncan enjoying a performance in front of their home crowd. Rounding off the evening’s entertainment, in fine form were UK quintet WorldService Project ... (read more)

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12 Points Plus - Artists announced for 2012/2013

Published 17 Apr 2012 - 4:40 PM

12 Points Plus - Artists announced for 2012/2013

After much humming, hawing and review of the excellent live videos from 12 Points 2012 in Porto, Portugal, we have finally decided on the 3 groups that will be supported by the 12 Points Plus mobility programme for the next two years...

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IMC’s Kenneth Killeen looks back at 12 Points Plus concert in SKOPJE, Macedonia in October this year

Published 13 Dec 2011 - 4:29 PM

IMC’s Kenneth Killeen looks back at 12 Points Plus concert in SKOPJE, Macedonia in October this year

Being Dublin based - far westerly on the EU map - it seemed fitting that we begin our 12 Points Plus journey at one of the most easterly European locations.
The Skopje Jazz Festival in Macedonia, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, chose Mari Kvien Brunvoll, Kaja Draksler's Acropolis Quintet and French trio MeTaL-O-pHoNe for the inaugural 12 Points Plus stage, sharing the bill with jazz giants such as Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter and The Exx....

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