From 1996 to 2004 we organized a concert series named "Rising Stars" jazz circuit that ran through Europe´s top Jazz Clubs. Each of the participating clubs had committed itself to present on a special day - once a month - one artist of the "New Generation" of jazz. Our intention was to support young and at the time unknown artists to present their music to audiences around Europe and help them establish their names on the European Jazz circuit. Looking back it seems that our choice of artists has not been too bad as some of those listed below had exceptional careers. A big thank you to all the clubs in England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark and Spain that partizipated in this series over the years !