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Bremen

Save the Date 2020
Messe / Trade Fair: 23 – 26 April
Festival: 17 – 26 April

News

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In the making: New jazzahead! website

On 5 September we will start into our 15th jazzahead! year with a new website. The online registration and the showcase application phase will start the same day. Stay tuned! Read More
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Canada will be the focus of jazzahead! 2020

We are happy to announce that we are breaking new ground in the choice of next year’s partner country. The focus in the year of our double-anniversary will be on Canada, which becomes the first partner country from outside Europe. The Artistic Directors of jazzahead!, Ulrich Beckerhoff and Peter Schulze remark: „For jazzahead! it is […] Read More
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Showcase videos in the jazzahead! Media library

Showcase videos in the jazzahead! Media library
If you have not seen the 40 showcase concerts of the Norwegian Night, the European Jazz Meeting, the German Jazz Expo or the Overseas Night or would like to experience them again, you can now see all recordings in the jazzahead! Media Library. Our partner Stingray DJAZZ will show the concert throughout the year on […] Read More
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Great response to the jazzahead! trade fair 2019

Great response to the jazzahead! trade fair 2019
jazzahead! again saw an increase in visitors and participants in the most recent 2019 edition: 3,408 professional participants and exhibiting companies from 64 countries visited the trade fair. A total of 18,000 visitors attended the fair and the 100 concerts on the weekend with showcases, CLUBNIGHT and other concerts.The 15th jazzahead! takes place from the […] Read More
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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 13 until 28 April 2019, Bremen will be all about Norwegian culture and music and from 25 until 28 April 2019 all about international jazz, too.

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

  • SHOWCASEfestival with 40 highlights from the international jazz scene in Hall 7 and Kulturzentrum Schlachthof

  • Partner Country Program: 16 days of arts and culture from Norway in Bremen, e.g. at the festival openening show at Theater Bremen and during the gala concert (26 April) and many more events

  • jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT
  • on 27 April in 30 venues in Bremen
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„Showcases“ – this is how we call the 30 to 45 minute long concerts affiliated at the jazz trade fair that are open to the broad public as well. 40 jazz highlights and from all over the world will be on stage in hall 7 and Kulturzentrum Schlachthof during the three nights and two days of the showcase festival.
Here you can listen to the showcase compilation 2019.

Norwegian Night, 25 April 2019

Espen Berg Trio
Frode Haltli Avant Folk
Gard Nilssen´s Acoustic Unity
Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Karl Seglem Band
Kristin Asbjørnsen
Skadedyr
Thomas Strønen’s Time is a blind guide


European Jazz Meeting, 26 April 2019

Adam Baldych Quartet (PL)
AJOYO (FR/US)
AKSHAM (FR/CH/GB)
Elliot Galvin (GB)
Flat Earth Society (BE)
Giovanni Guidi “Avec Les Temps” Quintet (IT)
Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble (L.U.M.E.) (PT)
Makiko Hirabayashi Trio (DK)
Marie Kruttli Trio (CH)
MDCIII (BE)
NAÏSSAM JALAL – QUEST OF THE INVISIBLE (FR)
OZMA (FR)
Reis/Demuth/Wiltgen (LU)
Scott McLemore (IS)
Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio featuring Verneri Pohjola (IS/FI)
The Rite of Trio (PT)


German Jazz Expo, 27 April 2019

Botticelli Baby
Der Weise Panda
Simin Tander & Jörg Brinkmann
Edi Nulz
Janning Trumann 6
Johannes Bigge Trio
Olga Amelchenko Quartet
Peter Gall Quintett


Overseas Night, 27 April 2019

Emie R Roussel Trio (CA)
Isfar Sarabski Quartet (AZ)
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque (CA/CU)
Linda May Han Oh (AU)
Ludere (BR)
Matthew Whitaker (US)
Quiana Lynell (US)
Trio Abozekrys (EG)

The partner country of the jazzahead! festival in 2019 is Norway.

In the 9th year of the partner country program the Norwegian jazz scene will be in focus at the trade fair. In addition, arts and culture from Norway will, over the course of two and a half weeks, be on display in Bremen during the jazzahead! FESTIVAL, presenting concerts, readings, theatre, exhibititions and much more.
The jazzahead! festival will open 13 April 2019 with a big festival opening show at Theater am Goetheplatz and during the following two weeks Bremen will showcase the best of Norwegian art and culture.

jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT
1 Nacht - 1 Ticket - 34 Clubs
27 April 2019

For the 9th time, the jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT will turn over 30 venues in Bremen into jazz clubs: In hotels, museums, churches and bars you can discover jazz and its musical relatives from the late afternoon until the early morning. Here you can find more info.
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jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT

jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT on 27 April 2019

The 9th jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT will turn over 30 venues 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.
The ticket not only includes the admission for all participating clubs but also the use of public transport operated by VBN. This way, jazz lovers can go to Bremen, travel from club to club and also back home.
Tickets cost 25 € (red. 20 €) and will be avalaible now in pre-sale at Ticketmaster or at each participating venue.

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 2018, 7,000 visitors came to see the vast program of the CLUBNIGHT. Programming, booking and negotiations for the CLUBNIGHT gigs 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

Programming, booking and negotiations for the CLUBNIGHT are solely up to the different venues. The jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT is not part of the showcase programme.
Booking for jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT 2019 is already completed. Please do not contact the participating venues or jazzahead! regarding a gig during CLUBNIGHT
Our special for fans of fresh air and bicycle rides: in cooperation with the ADFC, we again offer guided bicycle tours through the CLUBNIGHT. Choose from three musically different routes.
To participate, please RSVP until 26 April 2019 to jazzahead@adfc-bremen.de .
Members of ADFC receive the CLUBNIGHT ticket at the reduced price of 20€.

Anyone without a bike can hire one. Bike hire will be available for this occasion in Hall 7 on Bürgerweide, just five minutes away from the main station.

jazzahead! clubnight 23.4.2016. Mit dem ADFC durch die clubnight, Messe Bremen.
jazzahead clubnight mit dem Fahrrad

Tickets & Prices

Thursday, 25. April

Friday, 26. April

Saturday, 27. April

jazzahead! Showcases Pass

135,00 € reg./ 105,00 € red.*
All 40 showcase concerts: Norwegian Night, European Jazz Meeting DAY & NIGHT, German Jazz Expo, Overseas Night
- Access to the trade fair is not included -
in Exhibition Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Tickets are available for presale**, online & by phone (plus fee of 1,00 EUR) & on site at the ticket counter in Hall 7
Ticket entitles the holder to purchase the CLUBNIGHT ticket incl. VBN ticket at the reduced price of 20,- EUR. Available only on-site at the ticket counter in Hall 7 or at the participating venues
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jazzahead! Norwegian Night

35,00 € reg. /
28,00 € red.*
7:30 PM – 00:40 AM
8 Norwegian bands
- Access to the trade fair is not included -
in Exhibition Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Tickets are available for presale**, online & by phone (plus fee of 1,00 EUR) & on site at the ticket counter in Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
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jazzahead! European Jazz Meeting Day

35,00 € reg. /
28,00 € red.*
2:00 PM – 6:35 PM
8 European bands
- Access to the trade fair is not included -
in Exhibition Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Tickets are available for presale**, online & by phone (plus fee of 1,00 EUR) & on site at the ticket counter in Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
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jazzahead! German Jazz Expo

35,00 € reg. /
28,00 € red.*
2:00 PM – 6:35 PM
8 German bands
- Access to the trade fair is not included -
in Exhibition Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Tickets are available for presale**, online & by phone (plus fee of 1,00 EUR) & on site at the ticket counter in Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
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jazzahead! European Jazz Meeting Night

35,00 € reg. /
28,00 € red.*
7:30 PM – 00:40 AM
8 European bands
- Access to the trade fair is not included -
in Exhibition Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Tickets are available for presale**, online & by phone (plus fee of 1,00 EUR) & on site at the ticket counter in Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
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jazzahead! Overseas Night

35,00 € reg. /
28,00 € red.*
7:05 PM - 01:40 AM
8 bands from outside of Europe
- Access to the trade fair is not included -
in Exhibition Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Tickets are available for presale**, online & by phone (plus fee of 1,00 EUR) & on site at the ticket counter in Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
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jazzahead! Showcases Friday

58,00 € reg. /
46,00 € red.*
European Jazz Meeting DAY
2:00 PM – 6:35 AM
8 European bands
European Jazz Meeting NIGHT
7:30 PM – 00:40 AM
8 European Bands
- Access to the trade fair is not included -
in Exhibition Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Tickets are available for presale**, online & by phone (plus fee of 1,00 EUR) & on site only at the ticket counter in Hall 7
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jazzahead! Showcases Saturday

58,00 € reg. /
46,00 € red.*
German Jazz Expo:
2:00 PM – 6:35 PM
8 German bands
Overseas Night:
7:05 PM - 01:40 AM
8 bands from outside of Europe
- Access to the trade fair is not included -
in Exhibition Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
Tickets are available for presale**, online & by phone (plus fee of 1,00 EUR) & on site only at the ticket counter in Hall 7
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* 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 get free access to the showcases.

** Tickets are also available for presale at the advance booking points of Nordwest Ticket and under +49 421 36 36 36, at the ticket service at the Glocke (+49 421  33 66 99), the WESER-KURIER Pressehaus and all regional newspaper publishing houses.

There is a discount rate available for groups of ten or more people (e.g. pupils or students). Only on presale and upon agreement with Nina Thomann.

Saturday, 13. April

Friday, 26. April

jazzahead! festival opening

from 20,00 € reg. /
-20% € red.*
07:30 PM
Theater am Goetheplatz
Act 1: Håkon Kornstad Trio
Act 2: Mari Boine Trio
Tickets are available for presale**, online & by phone (plus fee of 1,00 EUR) & on site at the ticket counter in Hall 7 & Theater Bremen
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jazzahead! gala concert

from 28,00 € reg. /
-20% € red.*
8:00 PM
in concert hall Die Glocke
Act 1: Mathias Eick Quintet
Act 2: Trail Of Souls
Tickets are available for presale**, online & by phone (plus fee of 1,00 EUR) & on site at the ticket counter in Hall 7 & Die Glocke
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*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).

** Tickets are also available for presale at the advance booking points of Nordwest Ticket and under +49 421 36 36 36, at the ticket service at the Glocke (+49 421  33 66 99), the WESER-KURIER Pressehaus and all regional newspaper publishing houses.

Saturday, 27. April

jazzahead! Clubnight

25,00 € reg./ 20,00 € red.*
5:00 PM – ca. 5:00 AM
in 34 venues (excluded Exhibition Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof)
incl. VBN ticket:
The use of public transport operated by VBN is included for holders of the jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT ticket from April 27th 3:00 PM to April 28th 10:00 AM. In trains only valid in 2. class.
Admission depending on the capacities of the venues
Tickets are available for presale**, online & by phone (plus fee of 1,00 EUR) & on site at the ticket counter in Hall 7 and at all participating venues
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*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).

** Tickets are also available for presale at the advance booking points of Nordwest Ticket and under +49 421 36 36 36, at the ticket service at the Glocke (+49 421 33 66 99), the WESER-KURIER Pressehaus and at all regional newspaper publishing houses.

Presale

All jazzahead! tickets are available for presale in our online shop at Nordwest Ticket, its advance booking points and via the hotline: +49 421 36 36 36.

The tickets are also available at the ticket service at Die Glocke (+49 421 33 66 99), at the WESER-KURIER Pressehaus and at all regional newspaper publishing houses.


From 25. to 27. April 2019 you can also purchase the tickets in the foyer at Hall 7:

Ticket counter in Hall 7

THU
25.
April
4:00 PM – 10:30 PM
FRI
26.
April
1:00 PM – 10:30 PM
SAT
27.
April
1:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Kulturzentrum Schlachthof*

THU
25.
April
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
FRI
26.
April
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM | 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
SAT
27.
April
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM | 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM


*At the box office at Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, you can only purchase single tickets for the showcase modules taking place on the same day (no day tickets or presale). Cash payment only.

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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”.
Please note for the arrival 2019: Due to the Bremen Osterwiese, the number of parking spaces on Bürgerweide is limited. You are advised to plan your arrival in good time and if possible use public transport. If you need to travel by car, you should head for the Messeparkhaus on Hollerallee or the parking areas on the university campus. From the university, visitors take tram line 6 to the “Blumenthalstraße” stop.

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.




Our public transport partners BSAG and VBN – Verkehrsverbund Bremen / Niedersachen provide local and regional transport for your jazzahead! visit.



The best way to get there. Pay as little as EUR 54.90 (one-way, specific train, 2nd class) with the Event Ticket.

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

The online hotel booking portal has been closed. For more information on currently available hotels and prices and for making a hotel reservation please contact the BTZ Service Center on info@bremen-tourism.de or +49 421 3080010.

Rent a bike at jazzahead!

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 up to a hundred 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

Download the free Bremen bikecitizens App: Google Play and App Store

Opening Hours rental station in Hall 7
Thu, 25 April 12.00 – 19.00
Fri – Sat, 26 – 27 April 10.00 – 19.00
Sun, 28 April 10.00 – 12.00 (return only)
PRICES : WKbike 30 mins: 1€ / 24 hrs: 9€

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

jazzahead! trade fair

jazzahead! is the most important international jazz trade show, including an 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 the most important international networking spaces for the jazz scene.

jazzahead! 2018 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 and culture institutions in Bremen and highlight the jazz and culture scene of an annually changing partner country.

In 2019 Norway will be jazzahead!’s partner country and the focus of both the trade fair and festival.

Former partner countries
2018: Poland
2017: Finland
2016: Switzerland
2015: France
2014: Denmark
2013: Israel
2012: Spain
2011: Turkey

Organiser


jazzahead! / Messe Bremen / M3B 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 & Delegate Relations


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

piyasiri@jazzahead.de

Insa Stanke

Showcases, Cooperations, Sponsorships


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

stanke@jazzahead.de

Katharina Busch

Partner Country Relations & PR


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

busch@jazzahead.de

Nina Thomann

German Jazz Expo, Organisation


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

thomann@jazzahead.de

Peter Schulze

Artistic Direction


peter.schulze@gmx.eu

Ulrich Beckerhoff

Artistic Direction


ulrich.beckerhoff@t-online.de

Imke Zimmermann

Press


Fon +49 (0)421 3505 445
Fax +49 (0)421 3505 340

zimmermann@messe-bremen.de

Christian Himmel

Marketing & Media Production


himmel@messe-bremen.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:

Imke Zimmermann

Press


Fon +49 (0)421 3505 445
Fax +49 (0)421 3505 340

zimmermann@messe-bremen.de

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Canada will be the focus of jazzahead! 2020

Canada will be the focus of jazzahead! 2020Trade fair with double anniversary – first ever partner country from outside Europe
The organizers of jazzahead!, the world‘s largest jazz trade fair, announce today that they are breaking new ground in the choice of next year’s partner country. The focus will be on Canada, which becomes the first partner country from outside Europe. „jazzahead! will be celebrating two anniversaries next year,“ says Sybille Kornitschky, jazzahead! project manager […] Read More
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A great response to jazzahead! 2019

Visitors from 64 countries took part in the four-days event in Bremen
The 2019 jazzahead! trade fair at Messe Bremen has come to its close, and there has been another year-on-year increase in the number of professionals attending. No fewer than 64 different countries were represented at this year’s event. From Thursday 25 until Sunday 28 April, the organisers’ statistics show 3,408 participants (2018: 3,282) trade participants. […] Read More
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jazzahead! with new features for 2019

Changes in range of exhibitors and programme – Online registration about to close
Participants at jazzahead!, an event which is the only one of its kind in the world, are going to notice a few differences this year. The organizers are currently in the final stages of preparations for the trade fair which takes place from Thursday 25 April to Sunday 28 April 2019, and this year Messe […] Read More
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The juries have decided

List of the 40 bands who will give showcase concerts at jazzahead! 2019
Dear colleagues, Below you will find an overview of the bands which have been selected for the short concerts, i.e. this is the list of the showcase bands for jazzahead! 2019 at Messe Bremen, together with a thumbnail description of each group, taken from their press packs. Jazzahead! 2019 takes place from Thursday 25 April […] Read More
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Younger, more female and more multinational projects

Artists for the Showcase Programme at jazzahead! 2019 are now confirmed
Plenty of new names, unexpected instrumental combinations, an increased presence of female artists, interesting multinational projects … these are just some of the main trends that emerge from the announcement of the juries’ selection of showcase bands to perform at jazzahead! 2019, organised by Messe Bremen, from Thursday 25 April to Sunday 28 April 2019. […] Read More
Here you can find the press online accreditation for jazzahead! 2019 for Media Representatives.

The accreditation for jazzahead! includes the visit of the trade fair, conferences, showcases, CLUBNIGHT and after-parties on the premises. If you would like to attend other events such as the gala concert or festival opening, please contact:

Imke Zimmermann

Press


Fon +49 (0)421 3505 445
Fax +49 (0)421 3505 340

zimmermann@messe-bremen.de

Please contact us if you have 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.

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?

This year, the application period has been shortened to three weeks: applications for jazzahead! 2019 showcase festival can be submitted from November 01st, 2018 till November 22nd, 2018.

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! 2019. 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. From Nov. 1st 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: Norwegian Night, European Jazz Meeting, German Jazz Expo and Overseas Night. For the Norwegian Night, the band should be a formation from Norway (this means, the majority of the band members should have a residence in Norway). 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 Norway). 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).

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 tickets for the jazzahead! gala concert at Die Glocke and the jazzahead! clubnight in Bremen city

HOW CAN I REGISTER?

You can register online as an exhibitor, co-exhibitor, professional participant or media representative for jazzahead!. All important information can be found here.

HOW CAN I PAY?

Payment via invoice is only possible for exhibitors. 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. For co-exhibitors and professional participants we accept payment only via credit card, paypal or 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. You will get the invoice to your indicated e-mail after your online registration. Please notice that the sending could take a few days.

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 or as co-exhibitors 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 2019).

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 / M3B 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, professional participant or media representative you will find a list of the participants with including their contact details online from January 2019. Please note that you only see the participants who have accept the online listing. On-Site at jazzahead!. You will receive the jazzahead! GUIDE, our participants registry with the data of participants who have also agrred to be published in the print version. Based on the new GDPR, registered participants can reject the online listing of the data and the entry in the GUIDE. Therefore, a complete list of all participants in advance is no longer possible.

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 Norwegian 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!

WHERE CAN I FIND THE PROGRAM?

You can find the whole program of jazzahead! 2019 here . The filters let you easily search by program category, date, country or venue.

The program brochure is available for download here (pdf, 60MB) .

DO YOU OFFER SPECIAL HOTEL DEALS?

Yes, please have a look at the option here. 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 BOOK 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 in advance 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 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.