Jazz Futures conference at 12 Points 2017
A core part of 12 Points festival in recent year has been the Jazz Futures series of talks and panel discussions. Since 2013, the Jazz Futures conference engages with the 12 Points audience, delegates and artists to discuss issues facing both emerging artists and promoters operating within the European jazz scene.
In 2017 Jazz Futures focuses its lens on sustainability.
How do we create a sustainable future for jazz music?
Through a series of talks with specialists, programmers, educators and journalists we will explore this area of sustainability focusing on 3 key areas.
1 - Professional Sustainability
Monday 17th July : 10am
As creative professionals it has never been more difficult to get your music heard. We are at the polished end of a digital music model that has, in the space of 15 years, reduced the art form to a playlist commodity. For many casual music fans, an artists entire discography is simply one click away. This practical session with musician and marketer Matt Fripp of JazzFuel explores how to rise about the torrent of digital noise, how to give meaning to your music and your message and develop tools to sustain and enhance your career.
2 - Industry Sustainability
Monday 17th July : 12pm
12 Points gathers together creative professionals across programming, performance, pedagogy and policy, and so it’s a perfect opportunity to take an audit of the industry in the company of some of its brightest emerging talents and discuss how to ensure this talent has an opportunity to grow within a sustainable music ecology and economy over the next 10 years. How we can sustain this niche music amidst a second wave of commercial dominance? Is it possible to work together?
3 - Festival Sustainability “Take The Green Train”
Tuesday 18th July 9:30am
12 Points will “Take The Green Train” with very special guests, representatives of the Europe Jazz Network and of the renowned English charity “Julie’s Bicycle” who provide the creative community with skills to reduce our creative carbon footprint and in doing so provide a better future for musicians and audiences. Julie’s Bicycle is now one of Europes leading Creative Sustainability organisations. Presented in association with Europe Jazz Network and supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, featuring a panel of industry professionals.
The 11th edition of 12 Points festival takes place from 16-18th July in Aarhus, Denmark as part of the Aarhus Jazz festival, in association with Jazz Danmark.