European Network

COME AND JOIN

EUROPEAN GRANDS FORMATS

 

Grands Formats is a federation of artists founded 15 years ago by French band leaders, set up to defend the existence and durability of large jazz groups. There are 57 professional bands each containing a minimum of 8 musicians, representing the wide artistic diversity of jazz and improvised music today. Members share common values : artistic excellence, solidarity, commitment, transmission of knowledge and skills.

Our mission is to improve «live music» opportunities and media exposure for large ensemble music ; to set up an information and transmission centre (data studies and surveys, group accompaniment, workshops…) and participate in the enhancement of cultural policies within the music profession.

WHY BUILD A EUROPEAN BAND NETWORK ?
  • To enable large European bands to meet and make acquaintance, share experiences and exchange advice, to the benefit of all.
  • To further the flow and exchange between musicians and to encourage artistic alliance on a large scale.
  • To better understand the realities of managing a large group in Europe, by widening their exposure to a larger audience.
  • To speak with a single collective voice, bearing weight on future European cultural policies.

 

SO WHAT DOES BEING A MEMBER ACTUALLY INVOLVE ?

The “Grands Formats” Federation wishes to extend the network it has built in France to the rest of Europe.
The first necessary step is to get to know each other better ; this interconnection will enable more development in the years ahead.

Become a European member of  “Grands Formats” today and benefit from :

  • Involvement in a network of large ensembles, created and led by artists
  • Learn about other European large ensembles, discover their music, exchange solutions to common problems
  • A communication campaign presenting the European network as well as your band’s latest news via our web site and newsletter. The latest news about your band will also be made available to European jazz professionals via a specific newsletter.
  • A representation of the European network and large ensembles during European key events
  • Formulate together the terms and methods of this network in progress and imagine common actions, strategies and methods of this network

 

–> If you are interested and for more information, please contact our chief delegate :

Aude Chandoné, chief delegate
aude@grandsformats.com / +33 (0)6 12 99 47 65

HOW TO JOIN THE NETWORK ?

The call for application of 2018 closed.
If you interested in joining the network from 2019, please to wait the next call for application. Grands Formats will announce deadline in a few months.

Download here the presentation document of the network

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