Festival — jazzahead!


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

Every year, two weeks in April, the jazzahead! Festival takes place in Bremen. Around the world's largest gathering of the jazz scene, we design a citywide music and cultural program with numerous cooperation partners.
In addition, the jazzahead! Festival brings the cultural scene of an annually changing partner country to Bremen. From April 14 to May 1, 2022, Bremen will be all about Canadian culture, and from April 28, all about international jazz.
In the year 2022, our program will be special: we expect to celebrate the festival for the first time after two years on site and with an audience!

The international jazz trade fair is the motor for this festival, which includes the following program items:

  • Partner Country Program: Arts and Culture from Canada in Bremen, for example with the festival opening at Theater Bremen on 14 April and the jazzahead! GALA CONCERT an 28 April 2022 at Die Glocke
  • jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT on 30 April 2022 in about Bremen's clubs and other venues

Partner Country Canada

The program kicks off on 14 April 2022 at Theater Bremen.

Two weeks of Canadian culture in Bremen! The whole program will be announced in Spring 2022.

The 11th jazzahead! festival will kick off at Theater am Goetheplatz

She has been compared to Carole King, Laura Nyro and Nina Simone, opened for legends such as Mavis Staples, Dr. John and Boz Scaggs, and has performed with Amy Helm and Levon Helms. Erin Costelo is an artist of singular unfettered by trend, fashion or industry pathway.
Her fifth album, SWEET MARIE, released on Nashville label Compass Records, came to life in January amid Canadian winter storms and pounding surf on the East Coast. Produced by Costelo herself, the album SWEET MARIE tells the story of the Nova Scotia pushing back at a world and an industry that nearly pushed her to end her music career. SWEET MARIE has been awarded Album of the Year, Solo Album of the Year, American Album of the Year and Production of the Year at the 2019 Music Nova Scotia Awards.

At the end of the festival period the GALA CONCERT tops off the program.
Laila Biali | Malika Tirolien

After two years, the time has finally come again and the jazzahead! Festival returns to the Glocke for the gala concert. Canada is the partner country of the 11th festival - and also the first from overseas. On the stage of the Glocke we present two top-class singers from the partner country in a double concert.

Tickets & Prices

jazzahead! Festival

Tickets for the festival opening and gala concert are now available!
Additional tickets, e.g. for jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT will be available in spring 2022.
We will announce in March 2022 if tickets for the showcase concerts will be available.

Tickets & Prices

Partner Country Program & jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT