Sa, 15/08/2020, 15:00 Uhr

International Jazz Festivals in Pandemic Times

digital - English-language panel with internatioal jazz festival curators

Online panel and open debate
A co-operation of Berliner Festspiele / Jazzfest Berlin and Jazzwoche Berlin #2

Nadin Deventer (Host), Berliner Festspiele | Jazzfest Berlin
Tina Heine (Jazz and the City Salzburg)
Martyna Markowska Katowice JazzArt Festival
Martel Ollerenshaw (EJN, European Jazz Network)
Murat Sezgi (3dots Istanbul/Berlin)
Edin Zubcevic (Sarajevo Jazz Festival)

The Covid-19 crisis doesn’t only affect performing musicians, it also shakes structures of the music industry. Live music clubs are under the threat of closing and festivals are forced to reinvent themselves.

What is the current situation for international festivals? Their organisational scale, long-term planning and international networks aren’t really compatible with short-term Corona regulations. How to curate a program in pandemic times where culture isn’t classified as essential? What are the creative strategies and visions for the future?

We’re looking forward to an enlightening discussion with a few of Europe's finest Jazz Festival promoters, curators and networkers, presented by Nadin Deventer from Jazzfest Berlin.

For direct participation in the online discussion use the Zoom link that will be posted here on August 10th. The panel will also be accessible as a live video stream.