jazzahead! 27 - 30 April 2023
Trade – Showcase – Festival: The largest international trade fair for jazz
jazzahead! is a trade fair, conference and showcase festival - with contemporary, high-profile jazz from Germany and Europe and from overseas.
From April 27th to 30th, the jazz world will come together to network, exchange ideas, attend conferences and panels, and experience 40 showcase concerts in the official program during four days at jazzahead!
In 2022, we carried out our first hybrid edition after our digital version. Around 2,700 professional participants from 55 nations were registered, coming from various fields of business activities like: artists, bookers, labels, agencies, publishers, festivals and clubs, distributors, production companies, lobby institutions, associations, press and more.
jazzahead!, the world’s most significant annual jazz convention in Bremen, Germany, connects you with the international scene.
Options & Prices
To participate in jazzahead! choose one of the following options:
With your own stand at the fair, you have the maximum trade fair visibility. From miniature booths with 4sqm to larger individual solutions: We offer stands and stand equipment for your needs and budget, so that you can present yourself optimally.
Please read: Exhibitor Registration Manual
Subject to change
As a co-exhibitor, you are registered at a joint stand, e.g. countries or regions. These are some of our umbrella stands:
German Market (stand number 6C20)
- for German musicians and their representatives, associations as well as other institutions from Gemany
- area is funded
- registration fee is 145€ + 19% VAT
Please contact Nina Thomann (+49 421 3505 529) to get the discount and further information
Umbrella Stand USA (Stand number tbc)
- for delegates from the USA
- registration fee is 330€ + 19% VAT, this includes the stand construction and the support by a hostess
- additional passes for a company member are 145€ + 19% VAT
Umbrella Stand Showcasing Artists & International Promoters (stand number 6C30)
- registration free of charge for performing showcase artists, jury members and international guests of the German Jazz Expo.
- for all other international program maker the registration fee is 145€ + 19% VAT .
- The umbrella stand is part of the German Jazz Expo and is organized by jazzahead!
Umbrella Stand Partner Country Germany (Stand number tbc)
- registration fee is 145€ + 19% VAT
Other umbrella stands / country umbrella stands
Many regions and countries are already represented here. If you are considering participating as co-exhibitor, just contact us and we will be happy to forward it to the appropriate organization.
If you have further questions or need more details regarding the stand and/or jazzahead!, please contact
Malena Drela, +49(0)421 3505 287.
As a professional participant, you can take part in the fair for one to all days without booking a stand.
Media representatives can sign up for press accreditation. More information and our accreditation guidelines can be found here.
Registration opens 27 September 2022 and will be possible online until 13 April 2023. After that registration is only possible on site as a professional participant and as a co-exhibitor and will be charged additionally with 20 € plus 19% VAT. Registration as an exhibitor is no longer possible on site.
At a glance: Our trade fair brochure
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As a participant of jazzahead! 2023 you will receive the following benefits:
- Access to the trade fair in Hall 6, including all showcase concerts in Hall 7 and Kulturzentrum Schlachthof.
- Networking tools via the participant portal
- Entry in the online attendee directory with all important personal data as well as login to the jazzahead! participant portal
- Personal badge & official jazzahead! bag with professional participant information and goodies (issued on site)
- Free wi-fi at the event
- Depending on the booked package further services of your chosen registration option
Deadlines jazzahead! 2023
|September 27, 2022||Registration start for professional participants (all days) and (co-)exhibitors / start for Showcase Applications.|
|October 27, 2022||Deadline 1st early bird rate for professional participants (all days) / Deadline for Showcase Applications|
|November 1, 2022||Start for day registrations.|
|Mid January||Public announcement of the 2022 showcase bands|
|January 26, 2023||Deadline 2nd early bird rate for professional participants (all days).|
|March 16, 2023||Exhibitor Booking Deadline|
|April 13, 2023||Online registration deadline for professional participants & Co-Exhibitors / on-site registration with surcharge still possible|
- Thu 27 April 2023 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM
- Fri 28 April 2023 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM
- Sat 29 April 2023 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM
- Sun 30 April 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 jazzahead! Farewell Breakfast / Trade Fair is closed
- Thu 27 April 2023 · 6:30 – 11:15 PM
- Fri 28 April 2023 · 02:00 – 11:15 PM
- Sat 29 April 2023 · 02:00 – 06:15 PM / 07:00 – 11:45 PM
Hall Plans & Rooms
In case you wish to discuss larger stand bookings beforehand, please contact Malena Drela .
Are you looking for a special presentation space or meeting room on site at jazzahead!?
More information will follow here shortly.
Register now for jazzahead!
Via the links you can choose your participation for jazzahead! 2023.
Please use the browser Google Chrome for the best experience. Depending on the type of registration the selected link will lead you to the appropriate form. Further information regarding participating options, terms and conditions and more is available here
As a co-exhibitor you are part of a joint stand. Find out here about the joint and country stands and book your participation via the link here.
As a co-exhibitor of an umbrella stand, you should first contact the organizer to receive a discount or a direct link.
Register now as a:
As a professional participant, you are represented at jazzahead! for one or all days of the fair without a stand for the entire booked period of the event.
You can register now as professional participant all days or as a professional participant for one day (Thursday, Friday or Saturday).
Register now as a:
If you want register as a media representative, please mind our guidelines .
Attendee List 2023
jazzahead! is the world’s largest meeting place for the international jazz scene. More than 2,700 professional participants from over 55 countries met in Bremen in 2022. If you want to know which companies have already registered for the upcoming edition, have a look at the current list of participants.
As a registered participant for jazzahead! 2023 you have the opportunity to view the contact details of the participants who have agreed to the publication of their data via the Participant Portal.
Conference program at jazzahead!
The conference part of jazzahead! 2022 consisted of the professional program curated by jazzahead! and the sessions of our exhibitors with Plus Package. Future-oriented topics and current discussions, especially for organizers and musicians, will again be the main focus. In addition, the topic of sustainable business solutions played a central role in a market that has changed significantly, not least due to Corona.
Professional Program 2022
The professional program of jazzahead! 2022 can be viewed here:
Jazz made in Germany
The German Jazz Expo also includes other program content related to the German jazz scene - e.g. certain panels on topics that are of interest, especially for the German participants, or the biennial prize for German Jazz Journalism.
jazzahead! is funded by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
The German Market is the meeting point of the German scene - for club owners, musicians, festival makers and others. It is place to establish and encourage the general promotion of German jazz exports or individual concerns, such as the networking of federal and state activities.
More information:Nina Thomann; +49 (0)421 3505 529.
Especially for the members of the German Jazz Union (Deutsche Jazz Union) jazzahead! offers registrations at a special discount: 85€ plus VAT for a four-day registration for jazzahead! 2023. In addition, Deutsche Jazz Union participants with a one-day registration for the fair on Friday and Saturday can submit applications for a showcase at the German Jazz Expo.
Since 2012 jazzahead! award the "Prize for German jazz journalism". It is funded by Dr. E.A. Langner Foundation and endowed with 5,000 €. This prize is part of the German Jazz Expo and is intended to promote qualified reporting on jazz in the German media.
- 2012 – Hans-Jürgen Linke
- 2013 – Ralf Dombrowski
- 2015 – Wolf Kampmann
- 2017 – Martin Laurentius
- 2019 – Stefan Hentz
Eight of the 40 showcases on the jazzahead! are dedicated to bands from Germany. Find out more here.
Invitation program for international organizers
As part of the German Jazz Expo, the export platform for Jazz made in Germany at jazzahead!, we are again inviting international organizers and program makers to Bremen in 2023. Participants from this sector of the industry receive preferential conditions for participation and, depending on their origin, also a travel allowance. If you are particularly interested in the German jazz scene or would like to recommend someone, who should be part of this program, please write us an email to Nina Thomann.