IASJ News Update 15 November 2022

IASJ News Update 15 November 2022

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IASJ News Update #9


15 November 2022

The Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland

Finland Stories # 3: The Iron Curtain

Staying with my Finnish friend Ilari and his family in the summer

cottage near a lake was very beautiful, but a bit boring. Ilari's father asked me if there was something special I would like to see in Finland. 'The frontier with Russia, the iron curtain'. This was not the answer that the father had hoped for. I had to sit on the left site of the car, the iron curtain was on the right side. When he yelled 'dive' I had to hide my head with black curly hair. It was only for a short moment that I could see the iron curtain: a high iron triple-layered fence with watchtowers. In the towers were soldiers with guns pointing at us. Stopping, going out of the car, taking pictures: it was forbidden, and it did not need any explanation.

Back in The Netherlands, I made a drawing of what I had seen and did a presentation during a history lesson. The history teacher, a

retired officer from the Dutch army, gave me a very high mark.

Do you have Finland Stories that you would like to share?
Any tips, ideas, or suggestions for the 2023 IASJ Jazz Meeting, Helsinki, Finland? Would you like to present a topic in the Ongoing Dialogues?
Please contact: Wouter Turkenburg  

2022 IASJ Jazz Meeting, New York, USA - the videos

Wojtek Justina and video editor Luciano Polli have made selections from the final concerts: 2 per colorful combo. The videos are about to be finished. Participants of the 2022 IASJ Jazz Meeting will be notified when the videos are uploaded to YouTube.


2023 IASJ Jazz Meeting, Helsinki, Finland: 26 June - 1 July

The four honorary doctors of the jazz department of the Sibelius Academy, Aaron Goldberg, Tim Hagans, Anders Jormin and David Liebman, as well as academy professor Jukkis Uotila and

another invited guest, will coach the combos.


Proposed Participants Forms are coming in, but there is still room in the combos for all instruments. Teachers and representatives are

always welcome, but are requested to fill in the form as well.


The program of the week is still subject to changes. The final version is planned for 15 January 2023.


On the website of the meeting, you can find all basic information about whom, when and where:


The direct link in order to propose participants:

Proposed Participants Form

IASJ Survey - make your voice heard

It is time to look at what should be continued in the IASJ and what needs to be changed. Rethinking is needed, for the meetings, the conferences and the organization of the IASJ. Until mid-December, you can give your input by filling out the online survey that is set up in such a way that senders cannot be recognized. The survey can be found on:

IASJ Survey

1st IASJ Journal of Applied Jazz Research

– to be published before the end of 2022

The first issue is now in its final stage of completion. Enough

contribution have come in to compile a unique, varied and interesting journal. The website, on which the journal is published, is in its final phase.


An interesting thought, a strong opinion, a unique experience, a research paper; anything the world of jazz should be aware of?

You can always submit your contribution, which will either be added to the current journal or in the next one.


Do you want to be part of this or the next publication?

Send in your contribution.


Future IASJ activities:


2022 IASJ Research Journal: November 2022

2024 IASJ Jazz Meeting: Tel Aviv, Israel


IASJ main website: IASJ Main Website

IASJ mail address: info@iasj.com


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