The organisation of JazzOUT Fest Limburg 2022 is in the hands of Stichting Intercity Jazz Limburg (StIJL).
StIJL wants to translate the jazz characteristics of innovation, communication and improvisation into an inspiring, contemporary and accessible festival for a wide range of target groups. The characteristics of jazz are used to stimulate connection, depth and entertainment for the visitors and participants of JazzOUT Fest Limburg. JazzOUT Fest Limburg offers a good balance between entertainment, deepening and inspiration within one event. Musicians from the Dutch, Belgian or German jazz communities form the basis of the programming, complemented by national and world top artists. By connecting artists and having local musicians work intensively with (inter)national top artists, musically inspiring encounters take place. By adding an extensive educational and social programme, participants are also challenged to participate. For the community of Limburg this will result in cultural participation, social connection and cohesion. JazzOUT Fest Limburg enriches the (cultural) life of the inhabitants of Limburg and beyond. We contribute to a sparkling province. Moreover, we strengthen the mutual collaboration between cultural institutions in Limburg.
Already in 2019, Parkstad Limburg Theaters Heerlen and Jazz Maastricht Foundation put their heads together with the ambition to organise a jazz festival together. Both organisations have a track record with several successful festivals with JazzOUT! as the latest Heerlen feat. For the central direction of this new initiative, Stichting Intercity Jazz Limburg (StIJL) has been established.
We offer the international jazz top, regional talent and everything in between a platform to present themselves to the Limburg audience. Imaginative musicians not only visit Limburg, but leave an inspiring footprint by working with local musicians. With that in mind - making sure the impact is lasting - we also want to invest in the community: using jazz as a means to strengthen society, offering targeted workshops and other activities for the benefit of youth, vulnerable groups and amateur musicians in the province.
With the necessary political support in our pocket, we went around with our story to leading partners who we wanted to involve in this project and all approached parties were enthusiastic from the start about this special, province-wide cooperation. Apart from initiators Parkstad Limburg Theatres and Jazz Maastricht, Theater aan het Vrijthof - Maastricht, De Bosuil - Weert, ECI Cultuurfabriek - Roermond, Grenswerk - Venlo and De Maaspoort - Venlo cooperate in this ambitious plan. In addition, various cultural, social and educational institutions will join in, reaching a large part of the province.
And so, a multi-day, multi-faceted jazz festival has now been created in the whole of Limburg! What was still missing was a name. With the name JazzOUT Fest Limburg we adopt the name of the Heerlen top-festival and extend it to a jazz festival aimed at the entire province. The first edition of JazzOUT Fest Limburg will take place in April 2022.
Intercity Jazz Limburg Foundation (StIJL)
P.O. Box 34
6200 AA Maastricht
Chamber of Commerce registration number: 64746844
VAT number: NL855814767B02
RSIN number: 855814767
StIJL has the ANBI status. For more information: email@example.com.
Leon Halders - Chairman
Jos Willems - Treasurer
Florentyna Petit - Secretary
Managing Director - Norbert Kögging