The 2015 edition of jazzahead!, the most important international jazz trade fair, will take place between the 23rd and 26th of April 2015 in Bremen, Germany. Jazzahead, a member of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN), at its 10th anniversary has become a leading meeting point for the international jazz scene and one of the most important networking spots for jazz musicians. In addition to the exhibition, it includes an integrated showcase festival, clubnights, a specific partner country's cultural programme, this year is France, and fringe events.
Trondheim Jazzfest 2015 will kick off on the 7th May 2015 with 4 days of the most innovative jazz from Scandinavia and Europe. The festival is a member of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN) and is built around the exciting jazz scene in Trondheim, Norway, and the world renowned jazzcourse at NTNU Department of Music(Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU).
The 29th April Jazz Festival will take place in Espoo, Finland, 21–26 April 2015. The Festival, a member of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN), presents some of the most prominent Finnish and international artists as well as some of rhythm music’s freshest and most interesting rising stars.
The 26th Jazzkaar festival is taking place between the 17th and 26th April 2015, brining some of the most innovative and world-class jazz in Tallinn, Estonia. Jazzkaar, a member of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN), features 10 days of great concerts on the Tallinn harbour, together with jazz awards and a urban project on the streets of the city.
On the 21st April 2015 a great evening of jazz and improvised music will take place at Cankarjev dom, the biggest culture center and event hall in Slovenia, and a member of Europe Jazz Network (EJN). The evening will see the performances of the Sidony Box trio and of Shanir Blumenkranz's Abraxas, that will perform the new album Psychomagia, from the Masada Book Two of John Zorn.
The 14th International “Rigas Ritmi Festival” this year took place from 2nd till 5th of July. Altogether, 72 musicians from 19 countries – USA, UK, Latvia, Australia, Israel, Columbia, Finland, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Israel, Poland, etc. – performed in the festival. 20 concerts took place and seven of them were free; the concerts were attended by an audience of over 8000.