IJMF 2011: October 21-31…Nationwide in the Netherlands!
The 2011 International Jewish Music Festival will bring an
unprecedented variety of Jewish music to audiences throughout the
Netherlands. Finalists and winners from our 2010 Jewish Music
Competition will perform in venues big and small spread across the
Netherlands, including in Amsterdam (Paradiso), Den Bosch (De
Toonzaal), Tilburg (Paradox), Utrecht (Merkaz), The Hague (LJG),
Santpoort-Noord (‘t Mosterdzaadje) and Baarn (Pauluskerk).
The growing list of featured ensembles includes:
The Heart & the Wellspring (Israel) / Mames Babegenush (Denmark)
Yonit Shaked Golan & Gabi Argov (Israel) / Duo Bilitis (Netherlands)
Vent D’Ouest Klezmer Band (France) / Trio C tot de Derde
Jewish Music Network (JMN)
In 2010 IJMF created a new organization: the Jewish Music Network.
The JMN promotes Jewish music throughout the Netherlands year-round.
Thanks to the bi-annual competition (next edition: October 2012),
IJMF has developed at network of first class ensembles,
well-established groups as well as ones that are just breaking
through. By connecting these artists with an array of top Dutch
venues, the JMN hopes to further boost their careers while broadening
the availability of Jewish music to a Dutch audience nationwide.
An important initiative of the JMN is the new online Dutch national
Jewish music calendar. Ensembles and venues post their upcoming
concerts so that you’ll never again have to miss that favorite
ensemble when their in the neighborhood. For the complete schedule
and a list of the 35+ partner venues, take a look at our website –
IJMF & Paradiso
Paradiso is one of the world’s leading “culture temples”, and we are
therefore thrilled that they will bring the winners of the
2010-competition’s jury prize (The Heart & the Wellspring, Israel)
and audience prize (Mames Babegenush, Denmark) to Amsterdam on
October 23 as part of IJMF 2011.