Promoting Jazz Music
For 16 years now, the BNP Paribas Foundation has been helping jazz musicians develop their careers and projects. It provides them support for recording, promoting and broadcasting their concerts. It also endeavors to increase their reputation and expand their audiences by developing exchanges with the Bank’s networks in Portugal.
In Portugal, through the Smart Start programme, the BNP Paribas Foundation also supports Orquestra Geração, which offers children from underprivileged suburbs of Lisbon the opportunity to practice music.
Two different projects are currently in place:
- the « Gerajazz » project, which offers intensive lessons on classical background jazz to 25 children
- the « Orquestra Municipal » project, designed for 30 to 40 children who want to continue their music training outside of school