Festival — jazzahead!


The jazzahead! Festival turns Bremen into the metropolis of jazz!

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 2023, the festival will focus on Germany, a very special partner country. From April 27 to April 30, we can look forward to a modern and surprising sound!

These are the jazzahead! Festival's three program elements

Partner Country Program

Jazz and more from Germany, including the opening ceremony at MESSE BREMEN (April 27, 2023) and the Musical Reading with Sebastian Koch (April 29, 2023).

German Jazz Prize

At the opening evening of jazzahead!, on April 27, at Metropol Theater Bremen the German Jazz Prize will be presented in an exciting live show.

Showcase Festival

36 Showcase concerts from 27 until 29 April in Hall 7 and Kulturzentrum Schlachthof

jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT

on 28 April 2022 in 30 of Bremen's clubs and other venues

Tickets & Prices

jazzahead! Festival

Tickets for the the jazzahead! Showcase Festival & the jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT are now available!

Further information on our showcasing bands, date and time of their performances and the CLUBNIGHT program can be found in our program calendar here.


All jazzahead! tickets are available for presale here or in our online shop at Nordwest Ticket, its advance booking points and via the hotline: +49 421 36 36 36. For online purchase or orders via the call center an additional booking fee of 1,00 € for the jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT tickets & 2,50 € booking fee for all other jazzahead! tickets will be charged.

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.

jazzahead! PASS

150 €

120 € red.*

27. - 29. April · 3 days full of music
27. April · 13.00 - 14.00: Opening ceremony with concert
27. - 29. April · daily from 14:30 : 12 Showcases - Day & Night
at Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof

28. April from 18.00: jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT (incl. public transport**)
in 25 venues in Bremen

* 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). Only showcase festival: Children up to 10 years accompanied by an adult get free access to the showcases.

Box office hours

From 27 to 29 April 2023 you can also purchase the tickets on site:

Ticket counter in the foyer of Hall 7

  • Thu 27 April 12.00 – 22.30
  • Fri 28 April 13.30 – 22.30
  • Sat 29 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! 2023 can purchase the tickets for the reduced price. Please wear your jazzahead! badge and wristband as proof.