The jazzahead! Festival presents the partner country The Netherlands

Every year in April, the jazzahead! Festival takes place parallel to the jazzahead! trade fair in Bremen. Together with numerous cooperation partners, we organize a city-wide music and cultural program around the world's largest meeting place for the jazz scene. In addition to the showcase festival, the program includes CLUBNIGHT, the gala concert and a supporting program.
In 2024, the festival will focus on the Netherlands, a very special partner country. From April 11 to April 14, we can look forward to a modern and surprising sound!

PARTNER COUNTRY

 

FUNDING & PARTNERS FESTIVAL

 

AT THE TOP OF THE FESTIVAL, THE GALA CONCERT CROWNS THE PROGRAM
13 APRIL · 20 PM · CONGRESS CENTRUM BREMEN


Gala Concert and Mambo with Maite Hontelé, Ramón Valle & Ronald Snijders
jazzahead! goes mambo - Dutch trumpet star Maite Hontelé and the internationally renowned Dutch youth jazz orchestra NJJO (Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest) – and more guests still to be announced – are booked for the Gala Concert, which will take place on Saturday, 13 April 2024 at 8 pm in the Hansesaal of Congress Centrum Bremen. Cuban mambo will take centre stage at the concert.

Maite Hontelé (b.1980), one of the most sought-after jazz musicians of her generation, lived in Colombia between 2009 and 2018, but is now back in her native Netherlands. She is also no stranger to Bremen: In 2016, she performed a highly acclaimed showcase concert at jazzahead! as part of the "Overseas Night" for Colombia. She has toured with her Colombian band several times all around the world. Her album "Déjame Asi" with singer Oscar D'Léon ("The Pharaoh of Salsa") was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award, as was her 2019 album "Cuba Linda".

"I am very happy and honored with the invitation to play at jazzahead!'s gala!“
Maite Hontelé

Tickets are available now!

This time the NJJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra) is a collection of the top Dutch Jazz and Latin talent: „We play our vision of the Mambo: an ideal fusion of styles and therefore both a pleasure for the ear and the guarantee for a very danceable, cheerful evening."

Tickets

Tickets for the the jazzahead! Gala Concert 2024 are now available. Tickets for this are available from the advance booking offices or by calling 0421 – 36 36 36, as well as from Nordwest Ticket-Webshop . Tickets are also available from the ticket service at the GLOCKE ( 0421 – 33 66 99), at the Weser-Kurier press centre, at all regional newspaper outlets and soon here.

The Opening Ceremony is taking place at Thursday 11th at 1:00 PM in Hall 7.


Information on the program will be released soon.

Here you can see a video recording of our lasts years opening ceremony.


The showcase application phase for jazzahead! 2024 has ended on 18th October, 2023. The jazzahead! showcases 2024 have been selected!

"Showcases" are the 30- to 45-minute short concerts at jazzahead!. 40 jazz highlights and current formations from Germany, Europe and overseas as well as the partner country, this year the Netherlands, can be experienced on three days and nights on the stages of Hall 7 and the Kulturzentrum Schlachthof.

Showcases Official Selection Program

INTERNATIONAL CALL AS PART OF THE FOCUS "IMPROVISATION AND JAZZ FOR KIDS"



The focus "Improvisation & Jazz for Kids" of the jazzahead! specialist program opens up on several levels in 2024. With an international call for proposals, the program is looking for concert formats and specialist input from a wide variety of musical and educational cultures. The children's concert showcase format, which will take place again 2024, could therefore also come from Cape Town or New York. Thematically, the program opens up for other pedagogical settings apart from pure school contexts and focuses more on educational work in the context of for example festivals. Another component of the program will be a keynote speech followed by a panel discussion on the topic of "Musicians in schools", which has been promoted by jazzahead! for many years.

Read here for more options about the call.(PDF) .

The focus on "Improvisation and Jazz for Children" as part of the jazzahead! specialist program is kindly supported by Dataport.


Your contact for more info is:

Jakob Fraisse
Improvisation & Jazz for Kids
T +49 (0)421 3505 583
E-Mail: fraisse@jazzahead.de

Event details are still pending.
Latest information will be updated soon!

Event details are still emerging.
Stay tuned for the latest information as updates unfold.
Thank you for your patience.

CLUBNIGHT
12. APRIL

1 TICKET - 1 NIGHT: JAZZAHEAD! CLUBNIGHT IN BREMEN


Since 2011, jazzahead! has been presenting jazz and related music in Bremen's city centre for a predominantly regional audience as part of its CLUBNIGHT. Every year, around 35 venues take part in the much-loved long night of jazz, which is to be held on the Friday evening of the trade fair in 2024. Clubs, bars, theatres, museums, churches and hotels, they all become live venues on this night.

A CLUBNIGHT ticket gives access to all venues. Professional participants of jazzahead! can purchase this ticket at a reduced price. Your contact for more info is:

Jakob Fraisse
Partner Country & CLUBNIGHT
T +49 (0)421 3505 583
E-Mail: fraisse@jazzahead.de

Tickets are available now! Program

BY BIKE YOU CAN GET AROUND IN BREMEN AND TO THE FESTIVAL VENUES QUICKLY, FLEXIBLY AND RELAXED


In cooperation with Bremen Bike it! we organize bike rental in front of Hall 7:
Taking the bike is a quick, convenient and stress-free way to get around Bremen and to the various venues of the jazzahead! festival. You’ll find everything you need at the Bike it! bike station, where WK-Bikes are available for hire. They can also be rented and dropped off throughout the city by using the ‘nextbike’ app. Installing the ‘nextbike’ app and registering for WKBike gives you maximum mobility. You want to know the way? Then try the free Bremen Bike Citizens App – it knows all the cycling routes in the city, all the venues for the jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT and speaks several languages.


More information: www.bremen.de/bike-it , www.wk-bike.de


In cooperation with ADFC Bremen we organize guided bike tours through the jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT.
Members of ADFC receive the ticket at the reduced price of 20 €.

HOW TO PLAY DURING CLUBNIGHT


In parallel to the official Showcase-Festival the jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT will take place in about 35 venues in Bremen. CLUBNIGHT is not part of the showcase festival.

The booking of the bands will be handled exclusively by the clubs, but jazzahead! will help arrange country or label nights and will also forward showcase applications selected by the artistic management team to the clubs on request. So there is no additional application process.

 


free.kind @ Bike it! Stage

Sera Kalo @ KLUB DIALOG

free.kind @ KLUB DIALOG

Magro @ Theater Bremen CLUB

Silvan Strauss @ Römer

Sera Kalo @ KLUB DIALOG

LBT @ Kellerei im Ratskeller

Kalkanis Duo @ Olive Weinbar

Tickets & Prices

Tickets

Tickets for the the jazzahead! 2024 Showcases, the Gala Concert and the CLUBNIGHT are now available.

For participants of jazzahead! 2024 access to the showcase concerts is included in the registration for the trade fair. Tickets for the Gala Conzert and the CLUBNIGHT can be purchased at the reduced price. Please show your jazzahead! badge at the entrance as proof of validation.

Pre-sale

Tickets are available from the advance booking offices or by calling 0421 – 36 36 36, as well as from Nordwest Ticket Webshop. For online purchase or orders via the call center an additional booking fee of 1,00 €
Tickets are also available from the ticket service at the GLOCKE (0421 – 33 66 99), at the Weser-Kurier press centre and at all regional newspaper outlets.

jazzahead! PASS

175 €

140 € red.*

11. - 13. April · 3 days full of music
incl.
11. April · 13.00 - 14.00: Opening ceremony with concert
11. - 13. April · daily from 14:30 : 13 resp. 14 Showcases - Day & Night
at Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof

12. April from 17.00: jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT (incl. public transport**)
in 35 venues in Bremen

**The included VBN ticket is valid from 12 April from 15.00 until 13 April 10.00 in all means of transport of the VBN. In the trains only valid in 2nd class!

*Reductions

Reduced ticket prices apply to pupils, students, volunteers working in the Federal Voluntary Service, trainees, the unemployed and the handicapped (accompanying person gets access free of charge). Children up to 10 years accompanied by an adult ticket holder get free access to the showcases.

For participants of jazzahead! 2024 access to the showcase concerts is included in the registration for the trade fair. Tickets for the Gala Conzert and the CLUBNIGHT can be purchased at the reduced price. Please show your jazzahead! badge at the entrance as proof of validation.

Box office hours

From 11 to 13 April 2024 you can also purchase the tickets on site:

Ticket counter "Concert Tickets" at Hall 7
    • Thu 11 April 12.00 – 22.30
    • Fri 12 April 13.30 – 22.30
    • Sat 13 April 13.30 – 22.30

subject to changes

jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT venues

Tickets for the jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT are also available on site at the box offices of the participating venues.
Registrants of jazzahead! 2024 can purchase the tickets for the reduced price. Please wear your jazzahead! badge and wristband as proof.

CLUBNIGHT Program

Festival Program