International Production Office
Maxanter Music Groups production office is divided in to three different divisions. National Jazz productions, international Jazz productions and the production of business events.
National Jazz Productions
The national jazz productions department produces the Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz Festival organized in the second weekend of May and the Dupaco Leusden Festival.
Amersfoort World Jazz Festival
The Amersfoort World Jazz Festival is more than 30 years old and is one of the most prominent outdoor jazzfestival in the Netherlands. In three days time more than 100.000 visitors attend the free festival. There are 7 stages and on friday more that 40 clubs concerts. Amersfoort International Jazz festival hosted international guests like Curtis Fuller (2005), Candy Dulfer (2006), Houston Person (2007), Gino Vannelli (2008), Ronnie Cuber (2009) and Oleta Adams (2010).
Dupaco Leusden Jazz
The Dupaco Leusden Jazz festival his held in September. This year celebrating their three year anniversary. The Leusden Jazz Festival is an one day festival with during the day a children’s program and during the evening an high end jazz program. Kids Jazz stimulates children to get involved with music, with an music market and an interactive program where children get on stage and participate. The evening program has inter- and national artists on stage with Deborah Brown feat Beets Brothers, Hans Dulfer and Denise Jannah in 2012 and Boris, Saskia Laroo and Rita Reys in 2011.
International Jazz Productions
The international jazz production department produces the Samui Jazz Festival.
The Samui Jazz Festival
The festival has it’s origin in the successful Samui Jazz Series, which first took place in 2009 and from than on once per month in different spots on the island – and we are happy to let continue the Jazz Series throughout the year 2011.
Samui International Jazz Production worked out a special program for musicians to presents their music in Thailand. The goal is to facilitate the first phase in introducing new jazz bands to Thailand and connect the Thai Jazz scene to other jazz-networks on all levels.
Samui International Jazz Productions is giving these artists a platform, helps them to release their albums in Thailand and organizes their concert tour through the country.
The business production department set initiative of the JazzDay and the JazzNL.com. Organizes the masterclass Artistmanagement by the insititute for Music Management Education and Research.
The Jazz Day is the leading Dutch jazz network event.
This makes the Jazz Day an indispensable stage for all players from the Dutch jazz industry to meet, get to know and listen to each other, and to make valuable contacts.The daytime program, with its panels, workshops and presentations, closely follows the latest trends and developments and poses pressing matters the jazz industry is trying to cope with. It is mainly intended for professionals. The evening program is also open to the general public and offers a variety of showcase performances by exciting jazz artists and the final of the European Jazz Competition.
The Jazz Day conference program encompasses two days of discussion on developments and topics through panels, workshops and presentations. It is primarily aimed at professionals. A new item is the start of an ETEP program. ETEP is an initiative to promote the circulation of European artists at festivals and in the media throughout Europe.
Jazz Day offers a two day festival program. The entrance to both nights is free and everyone is welcome. Friday night, 28 June, the roster features a plethora of showcase performances presenting exciting jazz acts from the Netherlands, who will be performing on jazz stages at home and abroad in the near future. The final of the European Jazz Competition, plus the winner’s celebration set, will take shape on Saturday night, 29 June. With this new extension Jazz Day increases its scope, and hopes to attract more foreign visitors, such as representatives from radio stations, bookers and artists.
JazzNL ‘Gateway to Global Jazz’
The JazzNL event strives for connecting jazz networks worldwide and bring more discussions, dynamics and development to the global Jazz network. We provide for all participants the possibility to present upcoming artists. In cooperation with the International Jazz Festival Alliance Foundation and their international partners we present an extensive global talent development program. For artists with international potential JazzNL facilitates a four-day program with showcases for professionals, public and media performances, music blends and encounters with other (international) artists.
During the 35th aniversary of the Amersfoort Jazz festival in 2014 JazzNL will host the next edition of the by-annual ‘Gateway to Global Jazz’ conference and showcase event. Once more the by-annual European summit of the International Jazz Festival Alliance Foundation (IJFAF) will take place. The IJFAF network already has more than 50 partners worldwide and is expanding rapidly. The focus of the IJFAF meeting this time will be talent development in a global context. Also topics like economic value of festivals, knowledge sharing, jazz travels, city marketing and joint promotion will be up for discussing.
Masterclass Artists management
The institute for Music Management Education and Research (IMMER) aims at becoming a leading European knowledge center for music and artist management development. Through it’s network development it connects successful and internationally operating professionals in the music industry.
Together with these professionals and professional organizations as well as the Fontys University for professional education, the IMMER provides educational courses, discussion meetings, Q&A Sessions and publications. The central mission of IMMER is to stimulate improvements in the art of artist- and music management. All this from the perspective of the rapidly changing market structures.
IMMER is based in the Netherlands, but is prominently represented at all major European gatherings e.g. MIDEM, Popkomm, Noorderslag, Amsterdam Dance Event.