2021 IASJ Info Update May 15 - 2nd mail

2021 IASJ Info Update May 15 - 2nd mail


2021 IASJ Information UPDATE

15 May 2021

2021 IASJ Jazz Meeting: 5-10 July, Munich Germany: onsite meeting will take place!

The 2021 IASJ Jazz Meeting in Munich, Germany will take place live!

Four student combos will be formed.

There is no limit on attending teachers and representatives.


Participation might be subject to daily Covid speed-tests provided by the host school.

Facial masks and social distancing might still be needed.


Important deadlines!

- Tuesday 25 May, last day to propose students

- Friday 28 May: notification which students are selected

- Thusday 3 June, noon, CET: selected students must have been confirmed by the sending school! No confirmation = no reservation = no participation. Do not book student travelling before this message is send.


The confirmation email must contain this text:

Herewith I confirm that selected student <name student> who plays <name instrument/vocals> will participate in the 2021 IASJ Jazz Meeting. Please make a reservation for the student in the dorm. The costs will be paid by <name of sending school>.


Online participation form:https://2021iasjmunich.com/how-to/propose-participants.html


The final concerts are live-streamed from the ‘Unterfahrt’, the famous jazz club in Munich. Each night 2 student combos perform.


The General Assembly is on Thursday 8 July. IASJ representatives are invited to joint by ZOOM.

Lectures are live-streamed.


Ongoing Dialogues: no live stream but short reports by ZOOM.


The latest information on travelling to Germany by visiting this website:


Restricvtion for non-EER countries will probably be more severe.

Most likely all participants must be able to show a recent negative PRC test upon entering Germany.


For the updated schedule and all other information on the 2021 IASJ Jazz Meeting: https://2021iasjmunich.com/

The 2021 IASJ Research Conference, 12-14 November, Leiden, The Netherlands 


Please check regular updates on the website:


The conference will be 'live'. The opening and closing of the confernce are live-streamed.

The main focus is on ‘applied jazz research’: research that is strongly connected to jazz performance and jazz education.

The IASJ Research Journal to be published by Grand Valley State University Libraries in Michigan, USA, will contain presentations held during the IASJ Conference.

The conference takes place in the 'Nieuwe Energy' (indeed, the 'New Energy') in Leiden. The Royal Conservatory in The Hague invites the participant to visit the new building and enjoy a buffet on Saturday 13 November. Professor Paul Craenen will talk about ACPA and students of the jazz department will perform.

The conference is now open to receive proposals for papers, presentations and discussion topics. Do you have a master student that did an excellent research as part of the master studies? They are welcome to present their work as well.


Profiles of the presenters can be found on:


2021 IASJ membership fee

The IASJ Servicve Bureau has send out the reqest for payment of the 2021 IASJ membership fee. Payment of the membership fee by credit card is now possible via the IASJ website:


According to the Statutes of the IASJ, only representatives of member schools that have paid the membership fee, can participate and vote in the General Assembly.

The minutes of the 2020 General Assembly:



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For about a year the sleve of this elpee‍ was prominently exposed in my living room. I listened to the record many times. Finally I could book a trip to New York. I decided to have a pizza next to the Village Vanguard, two hours before the concert. And here he was: Mel Lewis sitting right next to me. We talked and talked. I learned so much. He was so generous. One private student after another came by to make appointments for lessons. "He will never get it.." "She is going to be a great drummer!" During the concert Mel showed the sleeve of this LP and said: "CD's? Buy this!"

Wouter Turkenburg: a short personal story to have you read the enire this IASJ News Update. Please react.



Next IASJ Information Update: mid-JUNE 2021