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6 – 22 April 2018


Bremen

We're from Poland JAZZAHEAD! 2018 PARTNER COUNTRY

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JAZZ METROPOLIS AND CROWD PULLER

12th jazzahead! achieves new visitor and participant record
The 12th jazzahead! ended in Bremen on Sunday. The international exhibition and festival in Bremen ensured packed concert halls at the Bremen Exhibition Centreand a new participant record amongst exhibitors and participants from 60 countries. With approximately 17,600 visitors at the exhibition and concerts last weekend alone, the  jazzahead! audience has, once again, grown. Exhibition […] Read More
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The jazzahead! festival

The jazzahead! festival turns the Hanseatic City of Bremen into a jazz metropolis and additionally introduces the cultural scene of an annually changing partner country to Bremen. From April 6th – 2nd, 2018, Bremen will be all about Polish culture and music and from April 19th – 22nd all about international jazz, too.

The international jazz trade fair is the engine behind this festival consisting of the following program modules:

>> Here you can find the whole program.
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„Showcases“ – this is how we call the 30 to 34 minute long concerts affiliated at the jazz trade fair that are open to the broad publis as well. 40 jazz highlights and from all over the world will be on stage in hall 7 and Kulturzentrum Schlachthof during the 3 nights and two days of the showcase festival.

>> Here you can find the whole program.

The partner country of jazzahead! trade affair and festival in 2017 is Poland.

In the eighth year of the partner country program the Polish jazz scene will be in focus at the trade fair – and also over the course of two and a half weeks within the jazzahead! festival, presenting concerts, readings, theatre, exhibititions and much more.
The jazzahead! festival will open 6th April 2018 with a big festival opening show in Theater am Goetheplatz and during the following two weeks Bremen will showcase the best of Polish art and culture.

jazzahead! clubnight

1 ticket - 1 night – 40 Clubs

jazzahead! clubnight on 21st April 2018

The 8th jazzahead! clubnight will turn more than 40 places in Bremen into Jazz clubs. In the venues of the Hanseatic City of Bremen, in hotels, museums, churches and bars, Jazz in all its facets will be on from late afternoon until the early morning.

Since 2011, the jazzahead! clubnight presents live Jazz and other side genres to the regional public in Bremen. National and international bands play their music in the most popular places of nightlife. In 2017, 40 venues participated. Programming, booking and negotiations for the clubnight are solely up to the different venues. Please note that jazzahead! clubnight is a festival for the regional audience and not a showcase festival.
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Booking for the clubnight

If your band does not want to apply for or in case of a rejection to the showcase festival, there is also the possibility to perform at the jazzahead! clubnight which is part of jazzahead!’s public program and takes place at about 35 of Bremen venues in parallel with the official showcase program. Programming, booking and negotiations for the clubnight are solely up to the different venues.

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After exiting the autobahn, simply follow the signs for Centrum/Messe Bremen. Bremen’ s modern system of navigation will lead you from the autobahn through the city and to the Exhibition Centre. Alternatively, use the Google Route Planner.
Please use the following address for your satnav:
Theodor-Heuss-Allee, 28215 Bremen / specific destination “Messe”.

Parking is possible with a fee directly in front of the exhibition halls at the car park “Bürgerweide”.

by train / from Bremen main station

MESSE BREMEN is located in walking distance near the main station. Take the north exit towards “Bürgerweide” and reach the Exhibition Centre and the ÖVB-Arena after a short walk. Bremen main station is operated by regional as well as long distant trains.




The best way to get there. Pay as little as EUR 49.50 (one-way, specific train, 2nd class) with the Event Ticket.

That special extra for you. Your Event Ticket at a single nationwide price, available at every DB station.

City Airport Bremen is less than 7 km from the city centre and the Bremen Exhibition and Conference Centre, and it is connected to all major hubs and airports in Germany and Europe, including Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan, Copenhagen, London, Munich, Stuttgart and Frankfurt. The tram stops are directly outside the airport, and you can take line 6 (to Blumenthalstraße) to get to the Exhibition Centre in around 18 minutes.
 

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Theodor-Heuss-Allee, 28215 Bremen

Arrange your hotel accommodation now!

The BTZ Convention Bureau offers rooms in different price ranges to all participants of jazzahead! 2017. Please make your reservation online or complete the hotel booking form.

The rooms are booked on definite basis. Payment has to be made directly to the hotel. A booking confirmation will be sent to you. In the event of amendment, cancellation or no-show, relevant hotel’s cancellation terms shall apply. Bremer Touristik-Zentrale is only the reservation agent and accepts no liability whatsoever. We require you to supply your credit card details via fax to guarantee payment of any cancellation charges relating to your hotel booking.
Cancellation terms for individual travellers: Free of charge cancellation up to 24 hours before arrival. Except: Maritim Hotel (free cancellation up to 10 days before arrival), FIVE Seasons (free cancellation up to 7 days before arrival), Star Inn Columbus (free cancellation up to 5 days before arrival), InterCity Hotel (free cancellation up to 48 hours before arrival), Novum Hotel Bremer Haus (free cancellation up to 6 p.m. the day before).

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Consulting and Reservation – all in one service
BTZ – Convention Bureau
Ms Swantje Westphal
Phone: +49 (0)421 30 800 15
Fax: +49 (0)421 30 800 3815
E-Mail: westphal@bremen-tourism.de
service center: +49 (0)421 30 800 10
WARNING EXHIBITOR HOUSING SERVICES (EHS)
) Our exhibitors have been contacted by EHS directly with special hotel deals. We are in no way in contact or affiliated with this company. If you want to book a hotel safely, please use the approved hotel list by jazzahead! and BTZ.

jazzahead! trade fair

jazzahead! is the most important international jazz trade show, incl. its integrated showcase festival. Since 2006, the trade fair has been steadily growing. The showcase festival features top-class jazz from Germany, Europe and beyond and has established itself as one of the most important international networking spaces for jazz musicians. Bands that perform here have previously submitted an application and have been selected by a jury of experts.

jazzahead! 2017 facts and figures:

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But jazzahead! is not just a „must-go event“ for the international jazz industry – it is also a festival. While the jazz scene meets, exchanges ideas and does business, the public is right there amidst the action. In addition to the showcase concerts, jazzahead! festival features a broad range of musical and cultural events that are organized in cooperation with numerous arts & culture institutions in Bremen and highlight the jazz and culture scene of an annually changing partner country.

In 2018 Poland will be jazzahead!’ s partner country and the focus of both the trade fair and festival.

Former partner countries
2017: Finland
2016: Switzerland
2015: France
2014: Denmark
2013: Israel
2012: Spain
2011: Turkey

Organiser


MESSE BREMEN, WFB Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH
Findorffstraße 101, D-28215 Bremen
Phone +49 (0)421 3505 529, Fax +49 (0)421 3505 15460
info@jazzahead.de

Project Team

Sybille Kornitschky

Project Manager


Phone +49 (0)421 3505 529

kornitschky@jazzahead.de

Maleni Piyasiri

Exhibitor Relations, Organisation


Fon +49 (0)421 3505 298
Fax +49 (0)421 3505 15460

piyasiri@jazzahead.de

Insa Stanke

Showcases, Marketing & PR


Phone +49 (0)421 3505 680
Fax +49 (0)421 3505 15460

stanke@jazzahead.de

Katharina Busch

Press Relations & PR, Partner Country Program


Fon +49 (0)421 3505 531
Fax +49 (0)421 3505 15460

busch@jazzahead.de

Nina Thomann

Project Assistant


Fon +49 (0)421 3505 529
Fax +49 (0)421 3505 15460

thomann@jazzahead.de

Maria Jelitto

Intern


Phone +49 (0)421 3505 287

jelitto@jazzahead.de

Peter Schulze

Artistic Direction


peter.schulze@gmx.eu

Ulrich Beckerhoff

Artistic Direction


ulrich.beckerhoff@t-online.de

Press and Media Service

jazzahead! welcomes media representatives and offers support for your reportings. On these pages you can find more information for media representatives including jazzahead! press releases, accreditation and more.

For more information, please contact:

Katharina Busch

Press Relations & PR, Partner Country Program


Fon +49 (0)421 3505 531
Fax +49 (0)421 3505 15460

busch@jazzahead.de

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LOOKING FORWARD TO JAZZAHEAD! 2018

Registration open for exhibitors and participants, and showcase applications now under way
jazzahead! is going to celebrate its next edition of the international jazz scene event. From Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd April 2018, the world jazz scene is meeting up for the 13th time to share information, hold debates and network at Exhibition Center Bremen. Exhibitors, co-exhibitors and professional participants can now register at www.jazzahead.de. Signing […] Read More
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JAZZ METROPOLIS AND CROWD PULLER

12th jazzahead! achieves new visitor and participant record
The 12th jazzahead! ended in Bremen on Sunday. The international exhibition and festival in Bremen ensured packed concert halls at the Bremen Exhibition Centreand a new participant record amongst exhibitors and participants from 60 countries. With approximately 17,600 visitors at the exhibition and concerts last weekend alone, the  jazzahead! audience has, once again, grown. Exhibition […] Read More
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“REACTIONS TO THE WORK OF JAZZ JOURNALISTS TEND TO BE MORE THE EXCEPTION”

Martin Laurentius wins Prize for German Jazz Journalism at the jazzahead! in Bremen
The fourth German Jazz Journalism Award was presented today at the international jazz exhibition jazzahead! in Bremen. This year’s winner is Martin Laurentius who collected the award in person. “Reactions to the work of jazz journalists tend to be more the exception – amongst the clients as well as the musicians and readers. This is […] Read More
Press accreditations for jazzahead! 2018 can now be made online. Please login with your existing accout or create a new one. Then make your register as media representative. This process is for the accreditation for jazzahead! trade fair.

If you have any questions, please contact

Katharina Busch

Press Relations & PR, Partner Country Program


Fon +49 (0)421 3505 531
Fax +49 (0)421 3505 15460

busch@jazzahead.de

Here you can find photo material for jazzahead!
Please contact us if you have other photo requests.

Press photos can only be used for editorial purposes. Credits are indicated in the captions. Copyright holders hold all utilisation and exploitation rights. Press photos that are used for editorial purposes must be marked with the source. Printing and publication of press photos is free of charge. We request print media to send us a voucher copy, electronic media (Internet) to send us a short notice of usage. Press photos may only be used commercially with the written permission of the copyright holder.

Download zip-Archiv jazzahead! 2017 Photo selection

Marketing & Sponsoring

jazzahead! – as the world’s biggest music trade fair focusing on jazz with an integrated showcase festival – offers sponsors the best possibility to show their dedication to music and to approach an international target group. With our sponsoring packages as well as individual solutions we give you the attention you seek.

Looking to address a more regional audience? Support the jazzahead! festival – with its clubnight, open-to-public showcase festival and cultural program that centers around a partner country.

For more information, please contact:

Sybille Kornitschky

Project Manager


Phone +49 (0)421 3505 529

kornitschky@jazzahead.de

Sponsoring

FAQ

Showcases

WHEN DOES THE APPLICATION PHASE START?

Applications for jazzahead! 2018 showcase festival can be submitted from the beginning of September 2017 and will end on November 02nd, 2017.

HOW CAN I APPLY FOR A SHOWCASE?

Precondition for applying for a showcase slot is that the band/artist is proposed by a registered (co-)exhibitor or professional participant (all days) of jazzahead! 2018. Of course, bands/artists can register as (co-)exhibitors (e.g. with an umbrella stand) or professional participants (all days) themselves as well. An international jury of experts will then review all applications and select which of the proposed bands/artists will get one of the showcase slots. After the registration it is very easy to submit an application online via our integrated application system at www.jazzahead.de. Please read the next FAQ to get more information about the online application.

HOW DO I APPLY VIA JAZZAHEAD.DE?

New since 2017: the showcase application system is integrated into our website www.jazzahead.de. As registered (co-) exhibitor or professional participant (all days) you just need to log into your jazzahead! account "my jazzahead!". After log in please select on the left side “Showcases Application” and click on “Showcase Application Form” in the menu. The applications are submitted via this online application form. Please select the fitting module for your band and enter all information needed.

ON WHICH MODULE SHALL I/MY BAND APPLY?

We have 4 showcase Modules: Polish Night, German Jazz Expo, Overseas Night and European Jazz Meeting. For the Polish Night, the band should be a formation from Poland (this means, the majority of the band members should have a residence in Poland). For the Overseas Night, the band should be a formation from outside of Europe (this means, the majority of the band members should have a residence outside of Europe). For the German Jazz Expo, the band should be a formation from Germany (this means, the majority of the band members should have a residence in Germany). For the European Jazz Meeting, the band should be a European formation (this means, the majority of the band members should have a residence in Europe, excl. Germany and Poland).

You can suggest 1 band for each showcase module only (4 modules = 4 bands max.). The same band cannot be submitted for different modules!

MY BAND IS TOURING, ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BOOKING US?

The jazzahead! showcasing bands apply and are chosen by a jury. jazzahead! does not make the booking for the showcase concerts. Please see the first question for details on how to apply for a showcase concert.

Registration

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS TO ATTEND JAZZAHEAD!?

You can come as an exhibitor with your own stand or you can register as a co-exhibitor, professional participant or press representative. All professional participation options with prices and hall plans can be found here. The following services are only available as a professional:

      1. Éntrance to the exhibititon in hall 6

      2.Personal badge & jazzahead!-bag with information material (issued at the venue)

      3.Entry in the list of professional participants with all important personal data (online & printed) and a log-in to the online database

      WIFI is included at jazzahead!

      5.Regular discount on the ticket for the jazzahead! clubnight in Bremen city

HOW CAN I REGISTER?

Step 1: To register for jazzahead!, you need to create an account first and choose your individual participation option afterwards: create an account

Step 2: If you already have an account you can login and choose your participation option as an exhibitor, co-exhibitor, professional participant or press representative: login

HOW CAN I PAY?

You will get the invoice to your indicated e-mail after your online registration. Please notice that the sending could take a few days. Payment is to be made after the issue of the invoice immediately and at the latest 14 days after receiving the invoice. As an exhibitor you can pay by bank transfer, credit card or Paypal. New in 2018: Payment via invoice is not possible for jazzahead! 2018 co-exhibitors and professional participants.
We accept payment via credit card and paypal and Sofortüberweisung (immediate money transfer). Payment is required directly after you hit “submit order”. You’ll be directly forwarded to the payment after the order is submitted.

WHEN DO I NEED TO PAY VAT?

Customers from Germany have to pay the GERMAN VAT. We can only remit the VAT of 19% for other exhibitors (inside and outside of Europe) with an own stand if we have the necessary certifications. Registrations as professional participants are reliable to German VAT in any case, they are handled like visitor tickets.

Trade Fair

CAN I ALSO SEE THE SERVICE HANDBOOK ONLINE?

If you are registered as an exhibitor or co-exhibitor and already logged in at our website, you will find all order forms and the service handbook here (available from January 2018).

HOW MAY I ARRANGE DELIVERY OF GOODS AND PACKAGES FOR MY STAND?

For deliveries please use the following address:



jazzahead!

exhibitor

hall 6 & stand No. c/o MESSE BREMEN / Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH

Tor D / Depot

Hollerallee 99

28215 Bremen
Germany.


You can also use the order form B6 (service handbook)

HOW DO I KNOW WHO IS COMING TO JAZZAHEAD!, AND HOW CAN I ARRANGE, AHEAD OF TIME, TO MEET THEM?

If you are registered as an exhibitor, co-exhibitor or professional participant and already logged in at our website, you will find all other participants with their contact details here .

MAY I SELL MERCHANDISE OR OTHER ITEMS FROM MY STAND AT JAZZAHEAD!?

Sales transactions are permitted. This excludes gastronomic products. For all exhibits prices are to be clearly marked including VAT and other hidden costs. During consumer events the exhibitor undertakes to refrain from all unfair competition against other exhibitors and local businesses.

Visitors

CAN I SEE THE CONCERTS IF I AM NOT AN (CO-)EXHIBITOR OR PROFESSIONAL PARTICIPANT?

Visitor tickets for the showcase concerts at Polish Night, European Jazz Meeting, German Jazz Expo and Overseas Night are available as individual tickets, for full days or for all days. Since 2016 the tickets do not include the trade fair anymore. The gala concert and other special concerts can be visited with a separate ticket. All ticket options can be found on our website from mid-October on.
On the jazzahead! days you can also buy your tickets on-site at the ticket counter in hall 7 but we suggest purchasing them in advance, especially the single tickets for the showcases because they are occasionally sold out.
As a visitor, you do not get the special benefits of a professional participant, exhibitor or co-exhibitor.

Around jazzahead!

DO YOU OFFER SPECIAL HOTEL DEALS?

Yes, please have a look at the option here. If you are a press representative and are looking for accommodation, please contact Katharina Busch. If you are a showcasing artist and are looking for accommodation, please contact Insa Stanke.

WHAT ARE THE OPENING TIMES?

Here you find the opening hours as well as the set-up times.

HOW CAN I BOOX MY TICKET FOR THE JAZZAHEAD! CLUBNIGHT?

You can buy your ticket for the jazzahead! clubnight on www.jazzahead.de or directly at the pre-sale offices: Nordwest Ticket (phone +49 (0)421-363636) and at the Ticket-Service at Glocke Bremen (phone: +49 (0)421-336699). All participating clubs are also selling the jazzahead! clubnight ticket and single tickets only to their venue inadvance and on site. Please note that due to the limited capacity of the venues the jazzahead! clubnight ticket doesn’t guarantee you the right to admission. If a venue is full, you still have the possibility to visit another concert at one of the several participating clubs.

HOW CAN I VISIT EVENTS DURING THE CULTURAL FESTIVAL?

We work together with various cultural institutions in Bremen. Please refer to the events in the calendar to get more info on the ticket for each of these events.

DO THE VENUES HAVE DISABLED ACCESS?

The exhibition centre, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof and Die Glocke do provide disabled access. For information regarding other venues, please get in touch with us.

jazzahead! clubnight

HOW CAN I PLAY WITH MY BAND AT THE CLUBNIGHT?

If you don’t want to apply for or in case of a rejection to the showcase festival, there is also the possibility to perform at the jazzahead! clubnight which is part of jazzahead!’s public program and takes place at about 30 of Bremen venues in parallel with the official showcase program. Programming, booking and negotiations for the clubnight are solely up to the different venues. All participating clubs will be listed here as of the end of November 2016.