CLOSE TOGETHER FROM AFAR - Register now for the digital edition of jazzahead! 2021!

There are only five weeks left until the start of jazzahead! digital 2021. From April 29 to May 2, the jazz world will come together digitally to network, exchange ideas, attend conferences and panels, and experience 32 showcase bands in the official program during four days at jazzahead! and its global and professional digital platform. Register here!

Professional program at jazzahead! digital
Organizers and their concerns are one focus of our professional program: online marketing, streaming income and the development of a playbook for hybrid concerts and industry events during and after the Corona period will be part of the offerings. We will also focus on the topic of music export: especially regional initiatives and festival associations have taken over national export roles in Southern Europe in recent years. Using Italy and Spain as examples, we will shed light on this topic. Our exhibitors will present their work during their own sessions in the jazzahead! program, among others these will be from national and regional scenes, e.g. from Latvia, Denmark, Catalonia and Canada, Cuba and others. The German Jazz Union will present results of a study on the impact of the Corona pandemic on the professional and personal lives of jazz musicians. The panel of the Initiative Musik will deal with a club study and the peculiarities of the German venue culture. The entire program will soon be available at

The 32 showcase concerts will be broadcast in the professional stream during jazzahead! – the line-up has ben carried over from last year. Read more on the jazzahead! website.

Trade fair opening with special program: 29 April at 3:30 PM.
Also the jazzahead! Opening Ceremony will be held under the motto "Close together from afar": the jazz world is getting especially close together this year, as we celebrate a cooperation with International Jazz Day for the first time. As a special guest, Dee Dee Bridgewater will speak on behalf of the UNESCO initiative. Further words of welcome will, among others, come from Prof. Monika Grütters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The ceremony will be musically accompanied by the Markus Stockhausen GROUP. 

The opening ceremony of the 15th jazzahead! will be broadcast live on and on the jazzahead! Facebook page for all fans.

As a participant of jazzahead! digital 2021 you will receive the following benefits:
- Access to the digital trade fair, including all showcase concerts and events of the conference program as well as networking tools
- Access to monthly Virtual Sessions via Zoom, with changing experts and essential topics
- Entry in the attendee directory with all important personal data as well as login to the jazzahead! participant portal (for further networking possibilities on the lead to jazzahead! digital)
- Depending on the booked package further services of your chosen registration option