As such, on 2nd, 3rd and 4th June, SMUP will host the EJN board meeting, which will comprise 12 elected members and the same number of invited figures, all top organisers of European festivals and concert halls. On this very special occasion, there will be an event showcasing the best of Portuguese music, thus providing an opportunity for the internationalisation of its artists.
This initiative is supported by the wine and olive oil producer Esporão, which is also involved in areas such as culture, the arts, gastronomy, as well as the research and preservation of tangible and intangible heritage, adhering to the principle that companies should also serve both communities and society at large. Esporão’s mission to market the best products that nature offers, inspiring people in the process, coincides with the goal of promoting the best jazz Portugal has to offer beyond the country’s borders.
The event will not only put SMUP on the European map, but also have repercussions for the Cascais district and Portugal itself. In this integrated and interdependent world we live in, it is not only important to think globally – it is also necessary to act on a global level. According to the EJN, «music is a positive force for harmony and understanding between people», involving «the diversity of cultures inherent in the European family». Once again, SMUP will be committed to public service for Parede, Cascais, the country and, in this special case, all of Europe and its citizens.