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Band conducting with the Elaria Orchestra
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2022.02.01

BAND MANAGEMENT WITH ELARIA ORCHESTRA
19:30, Zoom
Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82851284356...

How does one lead a band in a clear and rewarding way? A lecture with Erika Hammarberg and Lina Lövstrand from Elaria Orchestra, former winners of IMPRA Gold 2020.
Together, Erika and Lina founded the big band Elaria Orchestra with an active choice to always strive for 50/50 men and women in the band. Erika is the band's artistic director, conductor and composer and Lina is project leader and plays the woodwind. A wonderful and instructive lecture for IMPRA's network with a focus on how to create the best conditions for running and participating in bands!

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
You do not need to be a member of IMPRA to participate in IMPRA's network meetings. Feel free to bring a friend, family member, or jazz enthusiast to the network meeting if you/you are interested in knowing more about IMPRA's work.
IMPRA Jazz Festival 2022
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2022.08.27

IMPRA Jazz Festival 2022 - Stockholm's equal jazz festival!
 
Tickets
https://secure.tickster.com/.../d08cz.../tablereservation...
After Smiling LIS there will be a club arranged by Fasching. If you have bought a ticket to the IMPRA Jazz Festival, you do not need to pay a new entrance fee to the club. Tickets are valid during the whole festival, we will have stamps that you can show when leaving and coming back.
 
The association IMPRA continues to develop its activities in 2022 with the second edition of the IMPRA Jazz Festival. Festival will take place on August 27 at Fasching in Stockholm.
This year, IMPRA develops its success from last year's festival with multidisciplinary art forms!
IMPRA will collaborate with its sister organization Women In Jazz in the UK.
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IMPRA continues to develop its activities in 2022 with the second edition of IMPRA Jazz Festival. The festival will take place on 27th of August at Fasching in Stockholm.
This year IMPRA is expanding its success from last year's festival with multidisciplinary art forms!
IMPRA will be collaborating with its sister organization Women In Jazz in the UK.
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LINE-UP
Doors open 15:00
Jenny Svenberg Bunnel - live drawing
15:30-16:30 Silent Fires
17:00-18:00 Mycorrhiza
18:45-19:45 Panel conversation / Panel discussion
20:00-20:20 IMPRA Gold
20:30-22:00 Victoria Tolstoy
22:30-23:30 Smiling LIS
 
JENNY SVENBERG BUNNEL
During the festival, Jenny Svenberg Bunnel will draw the music and the musicians live. You in the audience will be able to follow the creation of Jenny Svenberg Bunnel's drawings in real time by projecting behind the musicians and in the room.
http://www.jennysvenberg.com/
 
SILENT FIRES
Silent Fires is a Norwegian-Italian electroacoustic ensemble based in Oslo. The musical result is a dialogue between melodic fragments of various prayers, acoustically silent and electronic pieces, in both strict and loose forms where the musicians and the dancer through experiment and improvisation are given space to comment on the composed structures.
Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3h6tcTBZReaKBUxT7s9bpb...
 
LUPINO LIVE PRESENTS: MYKORHIZA
They draw inspiration from traditions and go back to their roots to transform them into their own sound world. Through improvisation, they create a breathing ecosystem, an interwoven surface of several layers. The result is a unique timbre landscape, bold and delicate, brimming with melancholic beauty.
Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/user-309046242
 
PANEL DISCUSSION
The importance of gender equality in the music industry
Panel discussion led by Almaz Yebio in collaboration with Women in Jazz.
During the panel discussion, we meet moderator Almaz Yebio, Amanda Ginsburg chairman of IMPRA, Louise Paley founder of Women in Jazz and Lisa Löfgren acting director of Swedish Jazz
For more information, see separate event: https://fb.me/e/1XOLCt4cp
 
IMPRA GOLD
In 2012, IMPRA instituted an honorary award, which since then has been awarded every year to an organizer, person, association or institution whose activities reflect IMPRA's vision of an equal jazz Sweden.
 
VICTORIA TOLSTOY
Viktoria Tolstoy is one of the biggest names in European vocal jazz. She makes every song her own, with a dynamism and radiance that is unmatched.
Together with his weapon bearer, the masterful guitarist Krister Jonsson, it will be a dizzying journey between seriousness and fun, crying and laughter.
Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7blyuo5sQPRB2tmtUf2SpZ...
 
SMLILING LIS
Hailing from Stockholm and London, the ambidextrous producer-artist-smiling LIS creates soulful immersions of trippy textures and enigmatic beats with prominent influences from jazz, hip-hop and alternative RnB.
Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4HszOEZftJJGtN529jSVhL...
 
For more information see https://impra.se/IJF-2022-INFO-sv
The festival is carried out with the support of the Cultural Council, the Equality Authority.
 
CONTACT
jazzfestival@impra.se
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For more information visit https://impra.se/IJF-2022-INFO-eng
The festival is supported by the Cultural Council, the Equality Authority.
 
CONTACT
jazzfestival@impra.se
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2022.08.27

IMPRA Jazz Festival is very excited about this year's panel discussions that will complete the festival's Line-up! The panel discussion is a collaboration with Women in Jazz and it will be a very exciting conversation with Louise Paley from Women in Jazz, Amanda Ginsburg from IMPRA, and Lisa Löfgren from Swedish Jazz. Moderator is none other than Almaz Yebio.
The panel discussion will be about the importance of gender equality in the music industry and they will touch on questions such as how the various organizations incorporate gender equality, what change they want to see and how we can achieve that reality together.
The panel discussion will be one of the highlights of the festival and will start at 18:45. It will be possible to watch the panel discussion digitally via Facebook or live at Fasching in Stockholm where the festival is held.
During the panel discussion, we get to meet moderator Almaz Yebio, Amanda Ginsburg chair of IMPRA, Louise Paley founder of Women in Jazz and Lisa Löfgren acting director of Swedish Jazz.
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The IMPRA Jazz Festival is a jazz festival that elevates multidisciplinary art forms by women, non-binary and transgender people.

Since 2006, IMPRA has supported and highlighted musicians who identify as women, transgender and non-binary who are active in jazz and improvisational music. In 2021, IMPRA launched its own jazz festival with a focus on elevating music in jazz and improvisation and after the success of the IMPRA Jazz Festival 2021, IMPRA continued to develop its activities and in 2022 the second edition of the IMPRA Jazz Festival 2022 was arranged.

 

“A festival like this is needed to be able to show both young aspiring musicians and people in the industry that there are an incredible number of professional female, trans and non-binary musicians. The male genius is still used as a yardstick and when we did statistics in the association, we see a skewed distribution at the jazz festivals that exist in Sweden." - Sofia Lärkfors, Project Manager for IMPRA Jazz Festival.

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Collaborators and contributors in 2022
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IMPRA Network meeting in Gothenburg
2022.12.20

Are you curious about IMPRA's work and want to know more about what we do? Then this is a perfect opportunity to come to one of our network meetings, which this time is held in Gothenburg. We start the evening by socializing and having a good time and some from IMPRA's board talk about the work IMPRA does. The evening then continues with jams. Say at the door that you are going to IMPRA's networking meeting and you will be admitted for free.
At 22.00 there is a jam and it takes place downstairs.


EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

You do not need to be a member of IMPRA to participate in our network meetings. Feel free to bring a friend, family member, or jazz enthusiast if you are interested in learning more about IMPRA's work

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