Following its observation and analysis mission, the Grands Formats federation regularly carries out and published surveys and studies. This is rendered possible by the active participation of its members, and by the work completed in association with numerous partners.

Observing is a means to report on the challenges facing artists navigating the jazz and improvised music industry. The studies and surveys published serve as a baseline to act alongside the Ministry of Culture, local administrations, civil society and other professional networks.

La vie des grands ensembles - etude 2017

The life of big bands

Every two years, the federation conducts a significant study of jazz and improvised music big bands. It highlights the vivacity of these ensembles, but also the issues they face in the professional field. It is also a way to better understand the main evolutions of the industry and to raise awareness of the artists’ working conditions.

2019 edition yet to come.

Representation of women and men in jazz and improvised music

Four federations and professional networks have worked together to perform a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the representation of women and men in jazz and improvised music. This study has pointed out numerous inequalities and now serves as a baseline for the implementation of actions in favour of gender equality.

Study conducted by Grands Formats, AJC, FNEIJMA and ADEJ with the expertise of Opale (2018 data).

Brochures de l'étude femmes-hommes dans le jazz et les musiques improvisées
Danzas © Christophe Charpenel

Impact of Covid-19 crisis on European large ensembles

We questioned the network’s large ensembles of jazz and improvised music (Think Big!) about the consequences of the Covid-19 on their activities. Without being exhaustive on this subject, these results reveal the main difficulties encountered by large ensembles and artists.

2019 conference © AJC – Study © Grands Formats – Danzas © Christophe Charpenel


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