International music producers Serious are delighted to announce the launch of Take Five: Europe, produced with the support of the European Commission and partners across the continent.


Serious is one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music. Serious produces events that range from major concerts, festivals and national and international tours through to learning and participation programmes, conferences and specially commissioned bespoke events.


Banlieues Bleues

Banlieues Bleues is an annual jazz festival that has taken place since 1984 in 15 towns in Seine-Saint-Denis, a district of banlieues (suburbs) on the outskirts and north east of Paris. Focused on jazz in the very sense of the word, but also on blues, contemporary and world music, the Festival offers an artistic platform of international repute. Banlieues Bleues also runs its own venue; La Dynamo.


​Jazz sous les Pommiers

Jazz sous les Pommiers is a jazz festival that takes over the town of Coutances in Normandy every May. The Festival has been running since 1982, and in that time has featured a huge range of international stars and up-and-coming talent. The 31st edition takes place 12-19 May 2012.


Music Center the Netherlands (MCN)

Music Center the Netherlands (MCN) is the resource and promotion center for the professional music world. Its mission is to propagate and enhance the position of Dutch music (culture), both nationally and internationally. MCN core tasks are promotion, information, documentation and synchronization / coordination.


​North Sea Jazz Festival

North Sea Jazz Festival: The first edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival took place in 1976 in the Nederlands Congresgebouw in The Hague. In 2006, the festival moved to its current, bigger, location in Rotterdam. The Festival takes place every July.


Molde International Jazz Festival

Molde International Jazz Festival is a week-long festival that takes place every July, presenting all kinds of jazz from New-Orleans style to freejazz, electronic and noise, a mix of international and Norwegian artists.


Jazztopad Festival

Jazztopad Festival is an annual jazz Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. It presents unique projects and  world premieres of pieces composed exclusively for the festival. Jazztopad showcases Polish and international jazz artists and its 8th edition takes place in November 2011


National Forum of Music

One of the world’s most prestigious concert halls – National Forum of Music is going to have its grand opening soon in Wrocław, Poland. National Forum of Music will include among others: the main concert hall with 1800 seats and three chamber halls. NFM will surely become a symbol of the city and a magnet for incredible artistic events. It will be the home venue for Philharmonic ensembles and festivals


Take Five Europe, Serious, 51 Kingsway Place, Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0LU

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