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31. March 2021

Showcasing Bands 2021: Overseas Night (Part 2)

jazzahead! digital 2021 will present 32 showcasing acts in three categories: German Jazz Expo, Europen Jazz Meeting and Overseas Night. From 29 April to 2 May, 2021, jazzahead!'s digital stage will be filled with world-class acts, an impressive selection of large ensembles and for the very first time, a very substantial number of bands led by women. Get to know the bands beforehand in our blog!
18. March 2021

Live Panel #7: International Jazz Day

The IJD, officially designated by the UNESCO in 2011, takes place each year on 30 April and has the aim to remind people of the artistic significance of jazz, its roots and its worldwide impact on cultural development. Jeff Levenson, member of the Board of the Herbie-Hancock-Institute Of Jazz, which organizes IJD, will provide information about the event. For the first time in 2021, jazzahead! and International Jazz Day will join forces. And it is also a special year for both: jazzahead! turns fifteen, and International Jazz Day celebrates its tenth anniversary on 30 April 2021. A conversation between Jeff Levenson (IJD) and Peter Schulze (jazzahead!)
25. March 2021

Showcasing Bands 2021: Overseas Night (Part 1)

jazzahead! digital 2021 will present 32 showcasing acts in three categories: German Jazz Expo, Europen Jazz Meeting and Overseas Night. From 29 April to 2 May, 2021, jazzahead!'s digital stage will be filled with world-class acts, an impressive selection of large ensembles and for the very first time, a very substantial number of bands led by women. Get to know the bands beforehand in our blog!
18. March 2021

Showcasing Bands 2021: European Jazz Meeting (Part 4)

jazzahead! digital 2021 will present 32 showcasing acts in three categories: German Jazz Expo, Europen Jazz Meeting and Overseas Night. From 29 April to 2 May, 2021, jazzahead!'s digital stage will be filled with world-class acts, an impressive selection of large ensembles and for the very first time, a very substantial number of bands led by women. Get to know the bands beforehand in our blog!
19. January 2021

Virtual Session #5 28 January, 3 PM CET: Brexit: „What’s jazz got to do with it“

Our fifth jazzahead! Virtual Session will focus on Brexit and include, among other subjects: the practical consequences of Brexit for UK-based musicians touring abroad, and for foreign musicians wanting to appear in the UK. ...
18. January 2021

Live Panel #6: Spotlight on selected city scenes: COLOGNE

Cologne is one of Germany`s most important jazz cities. The scene in Cologne is very much driven by the artists and their initiatives, such as Stadtgarten, KLAENG Kollektiv and Cologne Jazzweek. We will talk with three important personalities of the Cologne scene:
25. February 2021

Showcasing Bands 2021: European Jazz Meeting (Part 1)

jazzahead! digital 2021 will present 32 showcasing acts in three categories: German Jazz Expo, Europen Jazz Meeting and Overseas Night. From 29 April to 2 May, 2021, jazzahead!'s digital stage will be filled with world-class acts, an impressive selection of large ensembles and for the very first time, a very substantial number of bands led by women. Get to know the bands beforehand in our blog!
21. December 2020

LUSITANIAN EXPLORATIONS by Henning Bolte

Portugal the country on the outer European Atlantic shore not only has the highest ocean waves. It has a distinctive, culturally marked jazz scene: colorful, free-spirited, and in motion. Presence and visibility of Portuguese musicians has been growing over the past years at jazzhead! All the more reason to take a closer look at the state of jazz in Portugal, its domestic dynamics and international connections. As a long-time connoisseur and critical external observer of jazz and free improvisation in Portugal, Henning Bolte, the author of this article, explores the scene as a whole. The article takes you on a tour through Portugal, provides a topography and history of the country’s jazz hotspots and cornerstones with main artists, labels, protagonists and also touches on self-organization and funding facilities to develop its potentials, international presence and impact.
12. March 2021

jazzahead! Podcast #3: The Age of DIY: Musicians led labels

We have to say: Musicans led labels isn’t such a new thing after all. However, in the past one to two decades active musicians have more and more come to founding their own labels. In the third jazzahead! Podcast, Ulrich Beckerhoff (artistic direction team of jazzahead! and trumpeter) talks to three musicians who have founded their own labels...