Viljandi will host the 2018 IASJ Jazz Meeting
The General Assembly of this year’s IASJ (International Association of Schools of Jazz), held in the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA decided that the 2018 annual jazz meeting will take place in Viljandi.
Every year over 80 top level jazz schools from more than 40 countries gather for an annual jazz meeting. IASJ enables students, teachers and staff to broaden their horizons through contact with colleagues from all over the world and enables students, teachers and staff of schools of jazz around the world to connect, to learn from each other and to perform at the highest international level.
The first IASJ Jazz Meeting took place in The Hague, The Netherlands in 1989. Ever since, jazz schools that play a major role in jazz and jazz education in Europe and the USA have hosted the IASJ Jazz Meeting.