About Us

EMJAZZ feeds and grows jazz across the East Midlands

What is EMJAZZ?

EMJAZZ (East Midlands Jazz CIC) is the development agency for jazz in the East Midlands. Since 2004, EMJAZZ has been a regularly funded client of Arts Council England. EMJAZZ was created through the cooperative working of five different voluntary jazz organisations across the East Midlands region, each promoting gigs and other activity. EMJAZZ has developed an excellent, tried and tested model for close collaborative working that is effective in driving professional standards and efficiency but doesn’t jeopardise the unique and vital grass roots volunteer led approach for the promotion of contemporary jazz, which is steeped in passion.

How does EMJAZZ work?

Through the work of its 5 core member organisations EMJAZZ delivers seasons of high quality concerts, education, outreach and artist development initiatives at venues across the region. EMJAZZ also provides a strategic overview for jazz in the region, advocating and advising widely, building partnerships, encouraging and sharing best practice, developing and delivering audience development, participation and artist development projects, commissions and initiatives whilst facilitating vital networking and skill sharing opportunities.


Our Partners



East Midlands JAZZ Arts Council England