Are you a jazz professional? Then don’t miss the conference on Friday 29 June. inJazz, a catalyst for new developments, is bringing together the supply and demand sides of the Dutch jazz scene, so knowledge and experience can be shared and international relationships formed. The programme includes inspirational panels, workshops and presentations.

You will not just be sitting still and listening. Walking around and establishing relationships are just as important. inJazz encourages networking via its matchmaking programme. Use our online appointment system to plan brief get-togethers, e.g., with booking agents, label owners and media professionals. The Jazz Pitch is another important networking moment. During inJazz, you – as an ambitious musician – register for short sessions in which professionals listen to your music and/or answer questions about your career.

A special part of inJazz is announcing the winner of the Buma Boy Edgar prize, a prestigious Dutch prize for jazz and improvised music. A number of previous winners of this prize are Martin Fondse, Wilbert de Joode, Tineke Postma, Jeroen van Vliet, Oene van Geel and Yuri Honing.



Music lovers will be thrilled by the scintillating series of showcases. Promising Dutch jazz acts, but also more seasoned groups, will hit the stage on Thursday and Friday night to show what they’re capable of. They hope to gain new fans and to level up their career.

The next generation of jazz is attending under the moniker – surprise! – Next Generation Jazz, rounding up the most talented master students of the seven Dutch conservatories. The winner of the Prinses Christina Jazz Competition will also be present in this section.

A number of important European jazz festival promoters taking part in the European Talent Program for jazz have picked a remarkable jazz act from their country. It is the intention that these bands will perform at all of the European festivals in the near future, including inJazz.

Acts who have hit the stage at inJazz in the last couple of years included:
Benjamin Herman trio, Bl3NDER, BRUUT!, Dominic J Marshall trio, Franz von Chossy trio, Jasper Blom Quartet, Jeroen van Vliet’s trio, Kapok, Karsu, Lars Dietrich, Maarten Hogenhuis Trio, Re:Freshed Orchestra, SINAS, Simin Tander Quartet, Sebastiaan van Bavel trio, Teus Nobel, Tin Men and the Telephone, De Raad van Toezicht, Voodrish and Zitakula.


Practical info

Registration desk
The registration desk is located in the foyer of LantarenVenster. To access inConference, you will need to register. At the registration desk you will receive a badge and a wristband that will give you access to all parts of inConference.

Opening hours
The inConference location opens its doors at 10:00 and starts at 11:00 hours. The registration desk will be open from 10:00 – 17:00 hours.

Access to inConference
Show your badge and wristband to gain access to the conference. Make sure you are on time though, as conference rooms have a limited number of seated and standing places. Access may be denied to a crowded room.

Access to inFestival
The evening festival programme is free of charge for everyone. No need to buy a conference ticket. Again, make sure you are on time, as festival locations have a limited number of seated and standing places. Access may be denied to a crowded room.

Use of the unsecured wardrobe in LantarenVenster is free of charge. The inJazz organization accepts no liability for damaged or lost property.

WI-FI internet access is available throughout LantarenVenster.

Hotel nhow Rotterdam is located at less than a three-minute walk from LantarenVenster. After a busy day of conferencing and dancing with the various acts during the festival programme, relax in your hotel with its spectacular views of Rotterdam’s skyline.

LantarenVenster – inConference & inFestival
Otto Reuchlinweg 996
3072 MD Rotterdam

Theater Walhalla – inFestival
Veerlaan 11
3072 AN Rotterdam

The Warehouse – inFestival
Fenix Music Factory – Veerlaan 21-J
3072 AN Rotterdam

Read here how to access the inConference location LantarenVenster.