Registration for jazzahead!
2021 starts – Early-Bird rate for professional
participants until 8 October 2020
jazzahead! 2021 is ready to
start: From 1 September 2020 you can register again as a
professional participant, exhibitor or co-exhibitor.
previous years, registrations will take place
jazzahead.de.Until 8 October 2020 the
Early Bird Rate for
professional participants applies. What’s new is that
your registration gives you exclusive access to our
virtual sessions! Read more about this digital offer in
this newsletter and how we will shorten the time until
April 2021 with various actions. All prices will remain
the same as last year –
you will find these as well as our
terms and conditions for participation and cancellation
jazzahead! 2021 without showcase application phase
As we will keep the showcase program of the
cancelled 2020 event for our jazzahead! edition in
2021, there will not be a phase this fall where bands
can apply for showcases at the next jazzahead!. Of
course, bands and their representatives can still
participate in jazzahead! 2021 as professional
participants or (co-)exhibitors.
on registrations can be found here. The line-up of the
2021 showcase concerts is available on our website,
jazzahead! digital events and actions: New jazzahead!
Blog to start on 21 August
Doesn’t the time until the next jazzahead! in
April 2021 seem endless? We feel the same way! Which
is why we want to be even more in touch with our
participants, visitors and the jazz scene all year
round. For example with our new jazzahead! Blog:
articles, videos and podcasts revolve around people,
topics and regions of the international jazz scene.
For example, Peter Schulze from the artistic direction
speaks with the German musician Pablo Held. And for a
small series one person from the jazz scene in Germany
and one from abroad each reveal their views on German
jazz and their current recommendations for jazz made
in Germany. From 21 August at jazzahead.de.
Virtual Sessions: Online seminars for
registered users to start in September
We will start monthly “Virtual Sessions” on specialist
topics specifically for our jazzahead! registered
participants of 2021. In 45 minutes each, experts will
discuss, amongst other interesting topics, best-practice
examples of export strategies or social media for event
organisers. The sessions will start on 28 September: the
expert talk will focus on the Bel Jazz Festival and how
it was possible to successfully organise an online
festival and to earn money with it. This is exactly what
the festival managed to do at the end of May: around
3,000 fans bought tickets for the Bel Jazz broadcast.
You can access the Virtual Sessions with your jazzahead!
registration. More information on how to register
www.jazzahead.de. Participants of jazzahead! 2021 will
receive instructions on how to access the Virtual Session
Live panels on Facebook
Free of charge and for all jazz
fans: on Thursday, 3 September our monthly live panels
will start on our jazzahead! facebook page. For example,
the 15-minute rounds will focus on preparations for
jazzahead! 2021, but also on general topics such as the
work of the European Jazz Network or the situation and
perspectives of the live sector in times of the Corona
pandemic. SAVE THE DATE: on 3 September we will be
live with jazzahead! project manager Sybille Kornitschky
and the two artistic directors Uli Beckerhoff and Peter
jazzahead! 2021 – Your options for participation
For your participation in the largest industry gathering of
the international jazz scene you have the choice
between the following options: 1) As a professional
participant you attend the fair for 1 to 4 days without
booking a stand. 2) As a co-exhibitor you are
registered on a shared umbrella stand, e.g. a country or
label. An overview of shared booths can
be found here. 3) As an exhibitor you book your own stand at the fair.
jazzahead! offers stand options for different budgets and
allows you to optimally present yourself. 4) Media
representatives can request a press accreditation.
German musicians, their agencies or professional
representatives can register at the German Market (booth
number 6C22). The German Market is the meeting point of
the German scene – for club owners, musicians, festival
organisers and others. There are two options for
participation at the German Market: the simple
registration as co-exhibitor or the participation with
renting your own counter, prices from 135 € plus VAT.
you are interested, just contact us in advance.
Partner Country Canada
partner country Canada has accepted our renewed
invitation for 2021! The selection of this year’s
showcase bands will also be maintained. Speaking on
behalf of the Canadian partners, Rochelle Hum of the
Canada Council for the Arts stated: “In the months
ahead, we believe that music—and the arts more
broadly—will have an integral role to play in our
shared healing. Our ongoing collaboration with
jazzahead! marks an important example of how countries
can come together in these challenging times to foster
Canada is the 10th partner country of jazzahead! – and
also the first from overseas. You can look forward to
jazz and culture from the partner country at the trade
fair and festival.
Even though business trips and personal meetings are
rather the exception during this time, we have decided to
meet new and old faces, friends and business partners
face-to-face at the following events: 21-23.10.2020
WOMEX, Budapest (Hungary) 13-14.11.2020 Future of
Festivals, Berlin (Germany)
We look forward to
meeting you! Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
to arrange a meeting.
WOMEX, Budapest, Ungarn, 21 – 25
jazzahead! visits WOMEX 20, the
Worldwide Music Expo, every year. It is the most
diverse and biggest music conference of the global
world music scene. It features a trade fair, curated
programs, talks, films, and showcase concerts.
Interact with over 2,500+ industry professionals from
more than 83 countries, attend more than 30
conferences & mentoring sessions, learn from more than
60 expert speakers, & watch more than 60 exclusive
music showcases. Not just that, on registering with
WOMEX you also get a one-year
access to virtualWOMEX
a searchable database of music industry contacts and
companies. Visit the WOMEX website here.