For the first time at jazzahead! targeted meeting sessions will take place between Germany and the partner country. The first German-Polish speed meetings will take place on 19 April. These scheduled short sessions are intended to strengthen bilateral business relations between Germany and Poland and to nurture the exchange of contacts and facilitate service exchanges across the two jazz industries. 20 Polish participants have already been selected, including well-known festivals and agencies.
German companies can send their request for participation to Maleni Piyasiri until March 14th. Participation in the speedmeetings is free of charge and requires a jazzahead! trade fair registration at least for Thursday, April 19th (available from 55 Euro). More information about registration for jazzahead! can be found here.
Poland is jazzahead!’s partner country 2018, presenting its jazz scene at the trade frair from 19-22 April. The “Polish Night” on 19 April will demonstrate what a lively and young jazz scene Poland has to offer. Eight bands will be given the opportunity to establish themselves in front of both the professional jazz world and a discerning audience. The selection of the bands has been made by an international jury of experts. Poland will also be strongly present at the jazzahead! trade fair with their own partner country stand “We’re from Poland”, where key players from the Polish scene can be met. The stand is organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.