About

Who We Are

Improvised Music Company (IMC) is an Arts Council funded resource organisation for Irish and Irish-based jazz musicians, and a specialist promoter of jazz, improvised and ethnic music in Ireland. We produce 4 festivals annually as well as intimate and large scale concerts of Irish and international artists. 

Our Mission

IMC’s mission is to nurture and grow the scene for jazz and improvised music in Ireland, support the development of artistic achievement for Irish and Irish-based musicians by advocating for them both at home and abroad, and to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of jazz and related music in Ireland. 

Our History
Improvised Music Company (IMC) was founded by Irish jazz musicians and supporters in 1991. Today we actively support and promtoe the Irish jazz scene in every aspect of our work, and have a hands-on involvement in many aspects of music making throughout the island, including festival programming, concert promotion, touring, education and audience development. 

IMC is a member on Europe Jazz Network (EJN) and the Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) which covers the UK & Ireland.

 

Read an article about IMC in the Irish Times on the occasion of our 25th anniversary.

Listen to Irish Jazz PLAYLIST

Some of our high-profile festivals presenting jazz and world music include;

  • ESB Dublin Jazz Festival : 1999-2003
  • Farmleigh Affair : 2005-2009
  • 12 Points festival: 2007 - present
  • Down With Jazz festival : 2012 - 2017
  • Hotter Than July : 2014 - present
  • SPECTRUM festival 2017-present
  • BAN BAM 2017-present

Equality Policy

IMC is an equal opportunities promoter and resource for jazz music in Ireland. We believe in the long-term development of a jazz scene which reflects our society, and we strive to achieve equality across our programming and developmental activity, particularly with regard to gender and geographic diversity.