The Contemporary European Jazz Initiative!
The Contemporary European Jazz Initiatve! is a platform for contemporary European jazz musicians, initiated by jazz singer, composer and lyricist Angelica Matveeva from the independent record label Chan Puma House.
The strategic goals with Contemporary European Jazz Initiative! are:
to map, present and promote contemporary European jazz music as a full-fledged and clearly recognizable musical art form
to map, present and promote contemporary European jazz musicians who are composing and writing their own, new jazz music (from year 2000 and to the present day)
to build an audience informed about, interested in and – hopefully – excited about present-day European jazz music
to dismantle the big myths that jazz music is either old-fashioned or difficult
to demonstrate that jazz music is extraordinarily diverse and unquestionably gorgeous!
How does it work?
Every single day we publish a short interview with a European Jazz Artist or Band, and let you listen to one of their songs.
The project's start is planned for January 2015.