The IASJ, established in 1989, is one of the most important existing world wide network of schools of jazz. Students, teachers and representatives are connected through the Annual IASJ Jazz Meeting, which takes place in a different country every year. The first IASJ Jazz Meeting took place in The Hague, The Netherlands. Ever since, jazz schools that play a major role in jazz and jazz education in Europe and the USA hosted the IASJ Jazz Meeting. In the years to come IASJ Jazz Meetings are planned in South America, South Africa, the USA, as well as in various top level jazz schools in Europe.
I am writing this to give you a bit of a picture of what will be in
store for those who will attend our 21st Jazz Meeting at Souza Lima
Conservatory of Music in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
First of all I have been to the school and can attest to its great atmosphere and high level of organization. The school has been operating in the heart of one of the most crowded cities n the world for decades and it does a great job. The folks in charge, Mario Cunha, Marcelo Coelho and Lupa Santiago are the nicest folks and they will do everything needed to make a successful meeting.