Partner Country Canada
Canada is the 10th partner country of jazzahead! - and also the first from overseas. Be prepared to experience lots of jazz and culture from the partner country during fair and festival.
Canada as partner country has followed our renewed invitation for 2021. The bands selected for this year’s showcase concerts will also be maintained for the showcases in 2021.
Rochelle Hum of the Canada Council for the Arts, speaking on behalf of all the Canadian partners commented: “While we are saddened by the cancellation of the 2020 edition of jazzahead!, we understand the importance of this change in plans for the health of artists, delegates and audiences. In the months ahead, we believe that music—and the arts more broadly—will have an integral role to play in our shared healing. For this reason, we have 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.”
HighlightsCanada's culture will be on display in Bremen, and you can be directly experience its variety as a visitor. Program highlights are, among others, concerts, the big festival opening at Theater Bremen, performances, dance theatre, movie nights and much more in various Bremen venues. At the closing weekend, the GALA CONCERT will conclude the program.
Culture from Canada
Twelve days of culture from the jazzahead! Partner country in BremenAn event that celebrates an anniversary in 2021: For the tenth time, Bremen and the jazzahead! present the art and culture scene of a partner country. We’ll kick off our festival on 16 April at Theater am Goetheplatz and end with the GALA CONCERT on Friday, 30 April at Die Glocke!
The program will be anounced soon.
Canada at the trade fair
The partner country and its jazz scene will be presented at the fair, for example during these opportunities:
Choice of the partner country
Since 2011 jazzahead! presents an annually changing partner country in the scope of the fair, but also within a city-wide cultural program aimed at the public in Bremen & region. The partner country is chosen and invited by jazzahead!
The highest criterion is an exciting, in part still undiscovered jazz scene, which deserves greater international recognition. Another criterion is the culture of the country beyond jazz: in a city-wide cultural festival with regional partners (theaters, bookstores, museums, etc.), the (contemporary) cultural scene of the country is presented.
jazzahead! selects its partner countries, applications are not possible. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to project manager Sybille Kornitschky.