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Press Releases

  • Maite Hontelé © Hugo Thomassen Dutch trumpeter Maite Hontelé, playing the Gala Concert on 13 April 2024


    Maite Hontelé (and mambo!) at the Gala Concert

    jazzahead! goes mambo – and presents the first names for its next edition in 2024. Dutch trumpet star Maite Hontelé and the internationally renowned Dutch youth jazz orchestra NJJO (Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest) – and more guests still to be announced – are booked for the Gala Concert, which will take place on Saturday, 13 […]

  • 06.09.2023

    Starting today you can register for jazzahead! 2024 in Bremen, Germany

    Trade fair and festival to take place in Bremen already mid-April 2024, three full days and nights from the 11th to the 13th – Registration for professional participants has begun – Showcase application period for musicians has opened – Partner Country the Netherlands In keeping with the motto “New Horizons” the registration for the 18th […]

  • 03.05.2023

    jazzahead! 2023 a resounding success!

    The 17th edition of jazzahead! at MESSE BREMEN came to an end at the weekend with a ceremony officially marking the handover to next year’s partner country. For three days and nights, Bremen once again became the world metropolis of jazz. Germany, as this year’s partner country provided many concert highlights, especially via the programme […]

  • 28.04.2023

    jazzahead! 2023 is now open!

    Dear colleagues, jazzahead! 2023 started yesterday morning at MESSE BREMEN. One of the highlights of the first day of the trade fair was a major opening ceremony which was very well-attended. There was live music from, among others, two of Germany’ leading jazz musicians, trumpeter Till Brönner and bassist Dieter Ilg. The Mayor of Bremen, […]

  • 06.03.2023

    The countdown to jazzahead! 2023 is under way!

    CLUBNIGHT will be on Friday 28 April, when, for one night, one ticket will give admission to no fewer than 30 clubs – 36 showcase concerts will take place at the MESSE BREMEN site – The German Jazz Prize concert is on the Thursday evening 27 April – Evening of words and music with German […]

  • 15.02.2023

    Götz Bühler to join the jazzahead! leadership team

    A Change is Gonna Come…After this April’s jazzahead!, Ulrich Beckerhoff and Peter Schulze, Artistic Directors of the world’s biggest jazz industry gathering, will leave the team, it is announced today. After seventeen years, both of them are very much of the same mind: they now want to make the way clear for the next generation. […]

  • 09.02.2023

    Commissioned Works as Highlights

    Challenge and opportunity The four “Commissioned Works” bands are taking shape and their performances are set to be both highlights and focal points of jazzahead! 2023. Bandleaders Heinrich von Kalnein, Daniel Erdmann and Felix Schlarmann talk about their projects. Thursday, 9 February · The “Commissioned Works” programme, in which four German bandleaders resident in other […]

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    The thirty-six showcase artists/bands for jazzahead! 2023 are announced

    The jury’s decisions have been made, jazzahead! 2023 at MESSE BREMEN continues to take shape – there is a definite buzz of anticipation here! Out of no fewer than 576 applications, 32 artists and bands have been selected to perform at the world’s largest jazz trade fair from 27 to 30 April. These are in […]


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