Trade Fair — jazzahead!

Professional Trade Fair

jazzahead! 11 - 13 April 2024

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 11th to 13th, 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 2023 were around 2,800 professional participants from 51 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.

In 2023


Professional Participants




Participation Info

Options & Prices

To participate in jazzahead! choose one of the following options:

1Exhibitor with your own booth at the fair

With your own stand at the fair, you have the maximum trade fair visibility. From miniature booths with 4 m² 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

Hall 6 plan
Subject to change

2Co-Exhibitor on a shared umbrella stand

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 6B40)
  • for German musicians and their representatives, associations as well as other institutions from Gemany
  • area is funded
  • registration fee is 155€ + 19% VAT
    Please contact Nina Thomann (+49 421 3505 529) to get the discount and further information

Umbrella Stand USA (Stand number 6A55)
  • for delegates from the USA
  • registration fee is 350€ + 19% VAT, this includes the stand construction and the support by a hostess
  • additional passes for a company member are 155€ + 19% VAT

Umbrella Stand Showcasing Artists & International Promoters (stand number 6D40)
  • 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 155€ + 19% VAT
  • .
  • The umbrella stand is part of the German Jazz Expo and is organized by jazzahead!

Umbrella Stand Partner Country the Netherlands (Stand number 6C50)
  • registration fee is 155€ + 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
Laura Hadrych, +49(0)421 3505 298.
3Professional participant for one or all for days

As a professional participant, you can take part in the fair for one to all days without booking a stand.

If you have further questions or need more details regarding registrations and/or jazzahead!, please contact
Laura Hadrych, +49(0)421 3505-298.
4Media representative

Media representatives can sign up for press accreditation. More information and our accreditation guidelines can be found here.

5NEW: Sneak-In (online only)
You’ve never been to jazzahead!? Become part of the worldwide network with the Sneak-In registration, which allows you to communicate online with the other participants and gives you a first insight into the event.
That's how it works:

Registration opens 06th September 2023. Check our deadlines here.
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

What's included:

As a participant of jazzahead! 2024 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

By registering as Online-Only participant, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Entry into the professional participant directory with all important personal data as well as login to the jazzahead! Participant Portal
  • Networking tools via the attendee portal
  • On demand content

Deadlines jazzahead! 2024

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September 06, 2023 Registration start for professional participants (all days) and (co-)exhibitors / start for Showcase Applications
October 18, 2023 Deadline 1st Early Bird Rate for professional participants (all days) / Deadline for Showcase Applications
November 29, 2023 Deadline Autumn Rate for professional participants (all days)
December 06, 2023 Start for day pass bookings
Mid December Public announcement of the 2024 showcase bands
February 21, 2024 Deadline Winter Rate for professional participants (all days)
February 29, 2024 Exhibitor Booking Deadline
March 07, 2024 Booking deadline Services/furniture (Exhibitor Service Center) - without surcharge
March 21, 2024 Booking deadline Services/furniture (Exhibitor Service Center) - 25% surcharge
March 27, 2024 Deadline Spring Rate for professional participants (all days) / Online registration deadline for professional participants & Co-Exhibitors
April 08, 2024 on-site registration with surcharge still possible
April 13, 2024 Booking deadline Services/furniture (Exhibitor Service Center) - 50% surcharge

Opening Hours

Hall 6 (Trade Fair)
  • Thu 11 April 2024 10.00 AM – 07.00 PM
  • Fri 12 April 2024 10.00 AM – 07.00 PM
  • Sat 13 April 2024 10.00 AM – 06.00 PM
Hall 7 & Kulturzentrum Schlachthof (Showcases)
  • Thu 11 April 2024 · 02.30 PM – 12.00 AM
  • Fri 12 April 2024 · 02.30 PM – 12.30 AM
  • Sat 13 April 2024 · 02.30 PM – 12.30 AM

Hall Plans & Rooms

Hall Plans (subject to change)

Hall 6 plan In case you wish to discuss larger stand bookings beforehand, please contact Malena Drela .
Rent a Room
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! 2024.

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

Attendee List 2024

jazzahead! is the world’s largest meeting place for the international jazz scene. More than 2,800 professional participants from over 51 countries met in Bremen in 2023. 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! 2024 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.

We warn against scam and phishing emails

Our participants have repeatedly been contacted via mail by a company claiming to be selling the jazzahead! 2023 visitors/attendees list. Please do not answer their request! We would like to point out that we are in no way affiliated with this. The brand name “jazzahead!” was used without our knowledge or consent for these mailings.
In case you receive mails in that manner, we advise you to disregard and discard it.
As a jazzahead! attendee with a registration valid for the current year, you will always have access to the detailed attendee list via our participants portal.
Please read more about other warnings of scam mails here:

Jazz made in Germany

Since 2012, all measures to improve the networking of the German jazz scene in Germany and beyond have been taken under the label German Jazz Expo . In addition to the eight showcase concerts, this includes a central trade fair presence, the German Market.

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.
Trade Fair

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: 95€ plus VAT for a three-day registration for jazzahead! 2024.

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.

Previous awardees:
  • 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 2024. 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.