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!
18. February 2021

Showcasing Bands 2021: German Jazz Expo (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!
17. February 2021

Who’s zooming who: Peter Materna & Alin Vaida

In this series one person from the jazz scene in Germany and one from abroad each reveal their views on German jazz and their current recommendations for jazz made in Germany.
11. February 2021

Showcasing Bands 2021: German Jazz Expo (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!
22. January 2021

Brexit Blues. A few reflections

By Sebastian Scotney
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. What does Brexit mean for foreign promoters and venues? What are the consequences for UK clubs and festivals when hiring international talent? We will also look at the implications of the UK’s exit from the “Creative Europe” funding programme - and at what might replace it.
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:
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.
11. December 2020

Live Panel #5: Spotlight on country scenes – GREECE

Let’s talk about Greece! In this jazzahead! live panel we will set the focus on the jazz scene in Greece that 2018 showcasing artist Petros Klampanis described as “full of muscial ability, creativity and enthusiasm” in an interview.