Jazz Music Promotion South Tyrol Alto Adige (JMP) is a non-profit cultural association which was founded in Bozen in 1982.
It was a love for music and deep desire to get things moving in the local cultural landscape which impelled founder and President Nicola Ciardi, together with a few friends, to establish the association. JMP has now been bringing contemporary and experimental music to Bozen and supporting local artists for over 30 years. Ever since its nascent days the main focus of the association has been the promotion of jazz music, culminating each year in the organisation of the Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige. In addition to the festival, JMP also plans concerts in local clubs in autumn and spring and arranges the musical entertainment for other organisations and events throughout the year.
It fills us with joy to look back on our vibrant past, and to see our dynamic, ever-growing association today. Now, as always, we are motivated by the desire to support the creativity, imagination and ideas of emerging artists, and provide an important contribution to their progress. Many of the artists we have supported in the past have gone on to become famed names on the international jazz scene. Bringing artists together and creating new projects is also high on the association’s philosophy and list of priorities; One-off, unique concerts often lay the foundations for long, solid bonds between musicians and collaborations which span the decades.
The endeavours of Jazz Music Promotion are sustainable through the support of public organisations. Our voluntary efforts are backed by the participation of private sponsors, to whom we offer our sincerest of thanks. We would also like to thank everybody who, by attending our events, has made us feel that we are a valuable presence on the cultural scene in South Tyrol.