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  • jazzahead! | 30.04.2021

    jazzahead! 2021 digital

    Dear colleagues, Band rehearsals, sound checks and the sounds of trumpets and pianos in the ÖVB Arena in Bremen: The 15th jazzahead! has started. From Thursday to Sunday, April 29 to ...

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    Dear colleagues,

    Band rehearsals, sound checks and the sounds of trumpets and pianos in the ÖVB Arena in Bremen: The 15th jazzahead! has started. From Thursday to Sunday, April 29 to May 2, 2021, the jazz trade fair from Bremen will bring together the international jazz industry – digitally for the first time. While twelve of 31 showcase concerts will be produced and streamed live on site in the ÖVB Arena, 855 international trade participants will exchange ideas digitally via a platform together with 90 exhibitors from 50 nations.

    We have compiled some first impressions for you.

    More pictures in printable quality as well as current press information can be downloaded from www.messe-bremen.de in the press section.

     

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  • jazzahead! | 17.03.2021

    jazzahead! and International Jazz Day announce Co-operation

     Two of the leading international organisations in jazz, the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz and jazzahead!, the world’s largest jazz trade fair, are jointly announcing a new co-operation in ...

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    Organisations to combine efforts in celebration of International Jazz Day

     Two of the leading international organisations in jazz, the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz and jazzahead!, the world’s largest jazz trade fair, are jointly announcing a new co-operation in honor of UNESCO International Jazz Day 2021. jazzahead! this year takes place under the motto „Close Together From Afar“ and will run from Thursday 29 April to Sunday 2 May 2021. The two organisations plan to mark International Jazz Day together on Friday 30 April. „With this cooperation we want to combine forces to send a positive signal in these difficult times,“ says Peter Schulze, one of the joint Artistic Directors of jazzahead! Because of the pandemic, the jazz trade fair from Bremen is mostly taking place digitally for the first time this year. „In normal times we work with a different partner country each year,” says Schulze. “Through this new collaboration with International Jazz Day, the whole world has in effect become our partner.“

    International Jazz Day was launched in 2012 with the aim of raising awareness in the international community of the virtues of jazz as a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people, as well as an educational tool. It is run by the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz and celebrated annually on 30 April in various locations around the world with a range of performances, education programs and community outreach initiatives. „As one of the leading international forums held each year for the global jazz community, jazzahead! is ideally suited to complement and integrate with International Jazz Day,“ says Tom Carter, President of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. „As we approach the 10th anniversary of International Jazz Day on 30 April and the 15th anniversary of jazzahead!, we view jazzahead! as the perfect complement to our family of partners“, says Carter.

    Co-operation to enhance awareness and visibility of the jazz scene

    The entire industry around live events and a huge number of independent artists have been hit hard by the pandemic. Concerts and festivals have had to be cancelled. „This is precisely why we want to jointly promote exchange between Europe and overseas as well as provide more visibility for musicians – and for the German jazz scene as well,“ says Sybille Kornitschky, who runs jazzahead! for MESSE BREMEN. “It is clear from several conversations that many people are grateful to us for maintaining networks through various channels and different co-operations,“ says Kornitschky. „We continue our efforts to facilitate networking and to ensure that there continues to be both a focus and a spotlight on the state of the jazz scene.“

    Joint program with International Jazz Day

    The cooperation partners want to make their events complement each other. The aim is to celebrate jazz together by presenting a first-class programme with the benefit of support from the highest level. For example the speakers at the opening of jazzahead! digital 2021 on Thursday, 29 April, will include the German Minister of State for Culture and Media, Prof. Monika Grütters – through the Intitiative Musik the ministry has supported jazzahead! and the German Jazz Expo for many years. Also delivering a special greeting will be U.S. vocalist, actress and multi-GRAMMY Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, as official representative of the Herbie Hancock Institute and International Jazz Day.

    jazzahead! will also be including artistic programming as part of the UNESCO Jazz Day programme. Just to name two of them: A short concert by the Markus Stockhausen Group as part of the opening ceremony. Markus Stockhausen is considered one of the world’s foremost trumpeters and has earned an outstanding international reputation through his work in a wide variety of ensembles. Also Canadian pianist and composer Kris Davis will send a musical greeting to the worldwide jazz scene. This a musical surprise offering from Canada, partner country of jazzahead!, which had to postpone its participation until 2022 due to the pandemic. Multi-award-winning Canadian pianist and composer Kris Davis is considered a rising star of the avant-garde scene and was named one of the top newcomers by the New York Times.

    Both concerts will be broadcast free of charge via the live stream of jazzahead! and shared with International Jazz Day’s worldwide audience. More information soon at www.jazzahead.en and www.jazzday.com.

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     NOTE: About jazzahead!

    Launched in 2006, jazzahead! is the largest jazz trade fair in the world. Having grown steadily, the industry gathering is also known as the place where the jazz family gets together – the event has never lost its family character. The 40 showcase concerts during the fair and the jazzahead! Festival are also aimed at the general public. Since 2011, this festival, together with around 60 cooperation partners, has presented the cultural scene of a different partner country each year, plus bands from all over the world as part of the CLUBNIGHT, in which around 30 venues in Bremen participate. Since 2015, jazzahead! has been funded by the German Federal Government‘s Commissioner for Culture and the Media. In 2019 it was awarded the title of European Cultural Brand of the Year.

    Further information for editorial offices:

    MESSE BREMEN/M3B GmbH

    Canan Sevil, Phone +49 421 / 35 05 – 323

    E-Mail: sevil@messe-bremen.de; Internet: www.messe-bremen.de

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  • jazzahead! | 16.02.2021

    Jazz industry networking opportunity

    Inspiring conversations, targeted one-on-one meetings, valuable opportunities to network: Can they still happen at a digital trade fair? Yes, they can! In cooperation with a specialist partner, Enterprise Europe Network (...

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    Special matchmaking sessions, 10-12 March, before the official start of jazzahead! digital 2021

    Inspiring conversations, targeted one-on-one meetings, valuable opportunities to network: Can they still happen at a digital trade fair? Yes, they can! In cooperation with a specialist partner, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), jazzahead!, the world’s largest international jazz trade fair, is organising online matchmaking sessions over three days from Wednesday 10 March until Friday 12 March 2021. Producers, concert and festival organisers, bookers, artist management agencies, media representatives or musicians: all will be able to avail themselves of the chance to make valuable new connections: under the rubric „transatlantic relations“, potential business partners from the global jazz scene will have the opportunity to make targeted contacts and enter into conversations. And it will all happen before the fair itself starts.

    For registered participants

    There is just one prerequisite for participation in this special matchmaking programme: interested parties will need to have registered already for jazzahead! digital 2021. Access to all these virtual sessions is included in the registration fee. „Those registered can take part in the digital concert and trade programme at the trade fair from 29 April to 2 May and also take advantage of the extensive networking opportunities before, during and after jazzahead!“, says Sybille Kornitschky, who runs jazzahead! for MESSE BREMEN. Whether it’s Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia or America, this special networking event is a great opportunity to build and expand connections overseas, say the organisers. „The networking sessions will take place in the afternoon to allow people from other time zones to participate“, explains Julia Feddersen from EEN. The online registration link for jazzahead! digital 2021 is: www.jazzahead.de/en/tradefair/

    Networking: before, during and after the trade fair

    After these first matchmaking sessions in March, jazzahead! and EEN will invite participants to further sessions throughout the year to offer better follow-up and valuable connections way beyond the dates of the jazzahead! trade fair. „We have been the organisers of the ’speed dating’ sessions in partnership with jazzahead! since 2011. These have taken place as part of the trade fair in Bremen, with the objective of people getting to know each other and networking“, Feddersen tells us. „Within the framework of the Enterprise Europe Network, we have already built a successful track record in digital matchmaking. Geographically, barriers can be broken down and especially with a global target group this is of great added value. We are very happy that we are also jointly overseeing this new series.“ If there are any questions or uncertainties, EEN will be there to assist all participants. „On Monday and Tuesday, 8-9 March, we will be offering online assistance“, says Feddersen.

    Participants who have registered for the digital edition of jazzahead! also have access to the virtual sessions that Kornitschky and her team have been offering since September 2020. For example, in keeping with the matchmaking theme on Thursday, 25 February 2021, the session will cover „Overseas Relations: The exchange between the European and the American markets“. All registered participants will be sent an exclusive access link for this session via email. To make good use of the remaining time until the start of the virtual jazz trade fair, it is also worth checking out the new jazzahead! blog, which offers a wealth of industry-relevant content which is being added to regularly.

    Due to the pandemic, jazzahead! 2021 will be held virtually for the first time under the motto „Close together from afar“ from Thursday 29 April to Sunday 2 May 2021.

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    NOTE: About jazzahead!

    Launched in 2006, jazzahead! is the largest jazz trade fair in the world. Having grown steadily, the industry gathering is also known as the place where the jazz family gets together – the event has never lost its family character. The 40 showcase concerts during the fair and the jazzahead! Festival are also aimed at the general public. Since 2011, this festival, together with around 60 cooperation partners, has presented the cultural scene of a different partner country each year, plus bands from all over the world as part of the CLUBNIGHT, in which around 30 venues in Bremen participate. Since 2015, jazzahead! has been funded by the German Federal Government‘s Commissioner for Culture and the Media. In 2019 it was awarded the title of European Cultural Brand of the Year.

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