The French Nordic Jazz Transit exchange program was initiated in 2002 by the AFIJMA and its Nordic partners; its purpose was to consolidate the existing networks, develop new partnerships between the two European centers and strengthen French programming in Scandinavia and vice versa.
AJC members have therefore mobilized around this project to present to a wider audience some talents of the Scandinavian scene. Meanwhile, AJC provides considerable financial support for French artists to travel in the Scandinavian area.
Through the exchanges established by the French Nordic Jazz Transit and the work of Charles Gil (Vapaat Äänet) in the Nordic region, the Scandinavian programmers have a new and positive view of the French jazz scene.
Nordic and Baltic tours
Journal Intime “PLAYTIME"
from February 27 until March 18 / Latvia, Estonia et Finland
Sylvain Bardiau : trompet / Matthias Mahler : trombone / Fred Gastard : bass saxophone /
Jérémie Piazza : drums
Naïssam Jalal “Quest of the invisible"
from April 14 until March 25 Postponed to April 2021 / Finland, Estonia et Latvia
Naïssam Jalal : flute, ney, vocals, composition / Leonardo Montana : piano / Claude Tchamitchian : double basse
May 29 / Nattjazz, Bergen – Norway
Julien Desprez : guitar, composition, light / Jean François Riffaud : bass, light / Max Andrzejewski : drums, synth, light
Sarah Murcia “Eyeballing"
July 25 / Jazz On The Beach – Finland
Sarah Murcia : vocals / Benoit Delbecq : electronic, piano / François Thuillier : tuba / Olivier Py : saxophone
Roberto Negro & Émile Parisien “Les Métanuits"
from september 20 until october 10 / Finland, Estonia et Letvia
Roberto Negro : piano / Émile Parisien : saxophone
Daniel Erdmann’s Velvet Revolution
from november 22 until december 9 / Finland, Estonia, Letvia, Lituania, Poland and Germany
Daniel Erdmann : saxophone / Jim Hart : vibraphone / Théo Ceccaldi : violin, viola
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