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About 12 Points

12 Points presents 12 young European jazz acts each year, creating a unique opportunity for its participants, audiences and a valuable resource for festival bookers seeking a high quality pan-European showcase of emerging jazz talent.

“A four day event hot wired into the changing dynamic of the contemporary European jazz scene.”
The Observer

About 12 Points

Based in Dublin, with partners right across Europe, 12 Points showcases young, creative and ambitious artists in jazz and related music from all points on the continent. Our mission is to assist and promote these emerging artists, bringing their music to new audiences.

12 Points Festival alternates between Dublin and other vibrant, young European cities including Porto, Umeå, San Sebastian, Aarhus, and Amsterdam.

Increasingly, our artists are appearing at other leading festivals and venues across Europe, and we are a database and up to date resource for anyone with an interest in happening music from Dublin to the west, Skopje to the East, Gothenburg to the north, Porto to the south and everywhere in between.

You don’t know diddly about new jazz in Europe until you’ve checked out 12 Points!


12 Points is only possible through the vision and support of Partners who support the core funding and operation of 12 Points. We are grateful for the continuing support of the following organisations:

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