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Save the date for 2019:
12. - 28. April


Bremen

We're from Poland JAZZAHEAD! 2018 PARTNER COUNTRY

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Interviews with showcase bands from Stingray DJAZZ

Stingray DJAZZ grilled our showcase artists: Adam Baldych’s favorite food or Hermione Deurloo’s decision between Bebop and Fusion – get to know the bands better with personal insights. Available on our jazzahead! YouTube channel. Read More
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jazzahead! Showcase videos: experience concerts again

To shorten the wait until the next edition of jazzahead! in April 2019 and to make the summer even more beautiful, we recommend our jazzahead! Media Library. Here you can relive all jazzahead! showcase concerts 2018 – and of course those of the previous years. Read More
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Gala concert 2017 released on CD & again on stage in Bremen

Iiro Rantala & Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
The gala concert 2017 with Iiro Rantala and Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen was something very special. So special even that ACT Music recently released the concert recording on CD. Under the direction of Florian Donderer Rantala presented some of his pieces with orchestral accompaniment for the first time to the German audience. And another hot […] Read More
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BUSY CONFERENCE HALLS AND A SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL IN A SUMMERY BREMEN

jazzahead! 2018
The 13th edition of jazzahead! in Bremen came to a successful close on Sunday. Visitor numbers showed a slight uptick. The combination of trade fair and festival resulted in a wide-ranging programme and full concert halls; balmy summer temperatures helped to create a convivial mood. This year‘s international jazz trade fair showed a slight increase […] Read More
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International stars, experimental young groups and large ensembles

jazzahead! 2018 showcase programme has been decided
40 bands from 18 countries will perform on the jazzahead! stages in April in Bremen – the programme offers an impressive selection of various styles and formations. The showcase programme of the 2018 jazzahead! in Bremen, Germany has been decided: of the 609 applicants from 49 countries, the juries chose 40 acts which will perform […] Read More

The 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:

  • Showcase festival 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.

Norwegian Night – 25. April 2019
European Jazz Meeting – 26. April 2019
German Jazz Expo – 27. April 2019, afternoon
Overseas Night – 27. April 2019, at night

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

In the ninth 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 Polish art and culture.

jazzahead! clubnight
1 Nacht - 1 Ticket - 30 Clubs
27 April 2019

For the 9th time, the jazzahead! clubnight will turn 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

1 night – 1 ticket – 30 clubs
jazzahead! clubnight on 27 April 2019

The 9th jazzahead! clubnight will turn 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 are avalaible now in pre-sale at Ticketmaster or during th eclubnight at each participating venue.

Buy tickets now

>> Here you can find the whole program.

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.

* The VBN ticket is valid from 21. April 15.00 until 22. April 10.00. In trains only valid in 2nd class.
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Booking for the clubnight

If your band does not want to apply for or in case of a rejection to 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 Bremen venues in parallel with the official showcase program. Programming, booking and negotiations for the clubnight are solely up to the different venues. The jazzahead! clubnight is not part of the showcase programme.
The participating venues have completed the booking for 2018.

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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”.

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.




The best way to get there. Pay as little as EUR 49.50 (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

For hotel requests please contact the service center of the BTZ Bremer Touristik-Zentrale (+49) 421 30 800 10. After September 2018, you can find the hotel booking form righ here.

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 Relations, Organisation


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

piyasiri@jazzahead.de

Insa Stanke

Showcases, Marketing & PR


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

stanke@jazzahead.de

Katharina Busch

Press Relations & PR, Partner Country Program


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

busch@jazzahead.de

Nina Thomann

Project Assistant


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

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:

Katharina Busch

Press Relations & PR, Partner Country Program


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

busch@jazzahead.de

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BUSY CONFERENCE HALLS AND A SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL IN A SUMMERY BREMEN

jazzahead! 2018
The 13th edition of jazzahead! in Bremen came to a successful close on Sunday. Visitor numbers showed a slight uptick. The combination of trade fair and festival resulted in a wide-ranging programme and full concert halls; balmy summer temperatures helped to create a convivial mood. This year‘s international jazz trade fair showed a slight increase […] Read More
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Of Poland, Kids and Stingrays

jazzahead! 2018
On 19 April, jazzahead!, the jazz world‘s international trade fair opens in Bremen, Germany. The programme of events is now completely in place, with specific focus on partner country Poland, the German Jazz Expo, plus panel sessions on the marketing of jazz. The Polish Jazz Scene – on Show in Bremen Poland is at the […] Read More
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International stars, experimental young groups and large ensembles

jazzahead! 2018 showcase programme has been decided
40 bands from 18 countries will perform on the jazzahead! stages in April in Bremen – the programme offers an impressive selection of various styles and formations. The showcase programme of the 2018 jazzahead! in Bremen, Germany has been decided: of the 609 applicants from 49 countries, the juries chose 40 acts which will perform […] Read More
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jazzahead! 2018 with partner country Poland

PROGRAM INFO AND TICKET PRE-SALE
The jazzahead! festival in Bremen from 6th to 22nd April 2018 is looming: the focus is on Poland as the partner country, including with a star-studded gala concert and a weekend full of concerts and international jazz greats in the Hanseatic city. Advance ticket sales begin in time for Christmas trading. In Bremen, jazz as […] Read More
Press online accreditation for jazzahead! 2018 is closed. Please contact the jazzahead! team via mail or come to the press counter during the trade fair opening hours.

If you have any questions, please contact

Katharina Busch

Press Relations & PR, Partner Country Program


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

busch@jazzahead.de

Download zip folder Photos of all 40 showcase bands (212 MB)
Download zip folder jazzahead! clubnight atmosphere (71 MB)
Download zip folder jazzahead! clubnight Bands 2018 (299 MB)
Download zip folder v jazzahead! Festival selection (143 MB)
Download zip folder jazzahead! Festival Opening 6 April 2018 (12 MB)
Download zip folder jazzahead! 2017 photo selection (195MB)

Please contact us if you have other 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?

Applications for jazzahead! 2018 showcase festival can be submitted from the beginning of September 2017 and will end on November 02nd, 2017.

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! 2018. 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. 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: Polish Night, German Jazz Expo, Overseas Night and European Jazz Meeting. For the Polish Night, the band should be a formation from Poland (this means, the majority of the band members should have a residence in Poland). 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). 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 Poland).

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 ticket for the jazzahead! clubnight in Bremen city

HOW CAN I REGISTER?

Step 1: To register for jazzahead!, you need to create an account first and choose your individual participation option afterwards: create an account

Step 2: If you already have an account you can login and choose your participation option as an exhibitor, co-exhibitor, professional participant or press representative: login

HOW CAN I PAY?

You will get the invoice to your indicated e-mail after your online registration. Please notice that the sending could take a few days. 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. New in 2018: Payment via invoice is not possible for jazzahead! 2018 co-exhibitors and professional participants.
We accept payment via credit card and paypal and 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.

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 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 2018).

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 / Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen 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 or professional participant and already logged in at our website, you will find all other participants with their contact details here .

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 Polish 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!

DO YOU OFFER SPECIAL HOTEL DEALS?

Yes, please have a look at the option here. If you are a press representative and are looking for accommodation, please contact Katharina Busch. 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 BOOX 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 and single tickets only to their venue inadvance 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 or in case of a rejection to 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. All participating clubs will be listed here as of the end of November 2016.