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12. March 2021

jazzahead! Podcast #3: The Age of DIY: Musicians led labels

We have to say: Musicans led labels isn’t such a new thing after all. However, in the past one to two decades active musicians have more and more come to founding their own labels. In the third jazzahead! Podcast, Ulrich Beckerhoff (artistic direction team of jazzahead! and trumpeter) talks to three musicians who have founded their own labels...
2. November 2020

jazzahead! Podcast #2 German Jazz

Our 2nd podcast is takes a closer look on Jazz made in German: Is there a special narrative from German jazz? Is there such thing as German jazz? Or only jazz from Germany With Stefanie Marcus (Traumton Records) and Andreas Brandis (Act Music & Vision, Tambour Music) jazzahead!’s artistic director Peter Schulze talked about jazz education, musical heritage and influences in Germany. About observations in the live and club scene over the last 15 years. And about what should happen to get more German talent out in the world, when it comes to German export and funding infrastructure.
14. August 2020

jazzahead! Podcast #1 Pablo Held

Curiosity is what leads him… In this first episode of our new jazzahead! podcast, Peter Schulze of the artistic direction team of jazzahead! interviews German pianist and composer Pablo Held. Held is not only a renowned musician but also has his own podcast series where he leads the interviews. What better way to start with our new podcast then to interview the interviewer. Listen to Pablo Held talk about his comfort zone, what can happen when you leave it. About explorations and albums that have influenced him, his musical upbringing, teachers and family. And of course his experiences at jazzahead!, where he played showcases with his trio in 2010 and 2016.
14. August 2020

Siggi Loch: How I found my way into jazz

“Music is the language of the soul”, said Giovanni Palestrina in the sixteenth century. Today, there are many kinds of music which serve as not much more than wallpaper, but there can also be encounters with it that leave such a profound effect, they stay lodged in the memory forever. There have been several occasions in my life when that has happened …