European Exchanges

Cultural exchanges form an integral part of the Doncaster Youth Jazz Association's programme of personal and musical development. Cultural exchanges are vital for the social development of the playing members, and as a form of non-formal education are successful in widening horizons, developing positive citizenship skills and a better understanding of cultural differences.

To that end bi-annual cultural exchanges have successfully been undertaken between Doncaster, France and Germany for the last 25 years, which have, on occasions, received European Dimension Awards in the process.

As a result of the success of cultural exchange participation with European partners, many of our members, past and present, have continued to develop lasting and meaningful friendships, as well as on-going work and educational opportunities.