After careful consideration and the official order of the State of Bremen to take measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, jazzahead! 2020 will be cancelled and postponed to our 2021 dates: 29 April – 2 May.
These are extraordinary and new circumstances for all of us and our highest aim is to keep artists, participants, visitors and colleagues safe. Therefore, we have decided that the showcase selection will remain unchanged for next year’s edition. We are now getting in contact with all selected artists and hope for a possible transferral to next year’s edition.
First good news: Our partners from Canada have accepted our renewed invitation. “While we are saddened that jazzahead! will be cancelled this year, we understand the importance of this change in plans for the health of artists and audiences. We are committed to supporting a Canada focus at the 2021 edition of jazzahead! Our ongoing collaboration with jazzahead! marks an important example of how countries can come together in these challenging times to foster our collective wellbeing.” declare our partners from Canada.
As much as this is a challenging time for our industry and the world, we believe that music and culture hold an essential role for society and that our communities – including our big family of jazz – will stay strongly together through this.
Please be assured that we are very grateful for your support, your understanding, kind words and much more and are looking forward to be celebrating our postponed anniversary with you in 2021 in Bremen.
We wish that all of you stay healthy and safe!
We have put some FAQ regarding the cancellation on our website.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in case your question is not answered.
the jazzahead! team
Sybille, Uli, Peter, Maleni, Insa, Katharina, Nina, Malena, Amina