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Who we are

We are a passionate team of professionals in the jazz industry, aspiring to shine a spotlight on jazz live events worldwide and to bring the international jazz community closer together! The hard times that jazz musicians, jazz venues and the music/entertainment industry have been suffering since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, has made us more resilient and more decisive to give our very best in order to see our local, European and international jazz community unite, grow and flourish! We all “speak” Jazz and the principles and virtues of improvisation run in our veins!

The idea of a platform that would showcase the upcoming jazz live events held in her country, came to Greek Jazz vocalist Irini Konstantinidi, in February 2013. Back then she created the Facebook Group “JAZZ live EVENTS” along with the priceless contribution and devotion of radio producer, writer and jazz promoter Manthos Giourtzoglou, with the goal to promote and support the Greek Jazz scene and its musicians. Eight years later the group has evolved into the biggest online Jazz Community in Greece, with more than 13.000 members and hundreds of loyal visitors and jazz fans daily. 

During these unprecedented times for humanity, arts and especially the jazz industry worldwide, Irini decided to develop her initial idea further and create a global concept. Together with Dutch jazz lover and marketing expert Paul Koch, they created and launched Jazz Events Live in October 2021, aiming to collect and showcase as many jazz live events as possible from around the globe.

Our mission is to discover and highlight jazz gigs taking place even in the smallest possible town and make sure that the jazz audience and jazz travellers will find the hidden gems with a click of a button. Jazz is a universal language, it means openness, freedom and it promotes peace. We wish to bring the jazz art-form to as many people as possible and reinforce the spirit of the jazz community.

As jazz master Herbie Hancock says: “It’s not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz”.

Our team

Irini Konstantinidi

Irini Konstantinidi

CEO / Founder / Chief Editor

Paul Koch

Paul Koch

Sales / Marketing Manager

MANTHOS GIOURTZOGLOU

Manthos Giourtzoglou

Editor Greece

George Govesis

George Govesis

Editor Greece

MATT CLARK

Matt Clark

Editor United Kingdom

Join our team

Searching and collecting jazz live events, happening around Europe, the US and elsewhere in the world may seem crazy but we are devoted to our sacred task of bringing jazz gigs and musicians in the spotlight and within easy reach of jazz fans and potential new audiences!

However, we would really appreciate some help from fellow jazz lovers, to discover hidden gems! So, if you are a fan of jazz, a jazz musician or anyone else in the industry and you want to introduce your favourite local jazz clubs or inform us about jazz gigs that shouldn’t be missed, consider joining our team! 

We are always looking for reliable and passionate team members. Are you interested in joining the team of Jazz Events Live as a Sales/Editor representative for your country? Please let us know via our contact form.

Our services for Jazz event organizers

PROMOTION

We cover the Digital Marketing strategy (website, newsletters, ads) and the Social Media management,
in order to promote your Jazz
Event / Festival.

BRANDING

We arrange banners, flyers, programs, brochures and merchandise, to maximize the
brand identity of your Jazz Event
or Jazz Festival.

PRESENTERS

We provide experienced
Hosts / Speakers to present
your Jazz Event or Festival
and engage the audience.

VISITORS

We manage visitors’ RSVP, suggest accommodation, parking solutions, and other activities.

HOSPITALITY

We offer support in organizing the musicians’ accommodation, hospitality, transportation, etc.

SPONSORSHIP

We provide assistance to find sponsors for your Jazz Event.