Jazzahead 2020

Why you should visit jazzahead!
jazzahead ! is the annual industry gathering of the international jazz scene in Bremen, Germany. In 2019, 3,408 participants from 64 countries were registered.

jazzahead! connects the international scene since 2006. The participants of jazzahead! come from all areas of the scene such as: artists and promoters, bookers, labels, agencies, publishers, festival and club programmers, distributors, lobby institutions, associations, press and more.
jazzahead! is a trade fair, conference and showcase festival - with contemporary, high-profile jazz from Germany and Europe, an annually changing partner country (2020: Canada) and from overseas. The business activities of participants include: artists and promoters, bookers, labels, agencies, publishers, festival and club programmers, distributors, production companies, lobby institutions, associations, press and more.

From 23. - 26. April 2020, jazzahead! will be held in Bremen, Germany for the 15th time. Key areas include Canada as partner country, the export platform “German Jazz Expo”, and of course, the 40 international showcases on three nights and days of jazzahead!. Further topics relevant to the jazz world will be discussed in panels and conferences.
Invitation program for international organizers
As part of the German Jazz Expo, the export platform for jazz from Germany at jazzahead!, we are again inviting international organizers and program makers to Bremen in 2020. 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 piyasiri (AT) jazzahead.de

How can EJN members participate?
EJN umbrella stand
Become a co-exhibitor with your fellow EJN colleagues on this stand area. It is located ideally between the Partner Country Lounge and catering area and provides space to meet with your potential business partners. This stand is organized by EJN directly. The registration fee is 135€ + 19% VAT. If you are an EJN member pleas contact the EJN staff about this.
Umbrella stand Showcasing Artists and International Promoters
This stand is the place to be for our showcasing artists, jury members, international guests and promoters. You are in very good company and a nice location here – in the middle of the bustling trade fair, where you can get in contact with everyone very easily. This area is organized by MESSE BREMEN and the registration fee is 135€ + 19% VAT.
Umbrella stand of your own country
Various regions and countries already have an umbrella stand at jazzahead. If you wish to register as a co-exhibitor please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will forward your request to the organizers of these stands.
Own booth
Become an exhibitor yourself with an own stand in our trade fair exhibition. Book a stand in Hall 6 for maximum visibility. jazzahead! also offers attractive conditions on your stand booking if you are coming as an exhibitor for the first time.
Maleni Piyasiri of jazzahead! will happily assist with your participation and any questions you might have: piyasiri (AT) jazzahead.de / 0049 421 3505298

jazzahead! Showcase Festival> Apply Now!
From 5 September to 31 October 2019 bands and their representatives can apply for the jazzahead! showcase festival. Exhibitors, co-exhibitors or professional participants registered for all days of jazzahead! 2020 can submit their application via the jazzahead! website. You’ll find more information about the terms and conditions here. Applications are possible for Canadian Night, European Jazz Meeting, German Jazz Expo und Overseas Night.

The showcase program during the world’s largest jazz branch meeting is comprised of a total of 40 short concerts selected by international juries. They consist of festival directors and club program executives. During these showcases, bands present themselves to registered trade visitors and visitors with concert tickets. The showcasing bands and artists will be announced at the end of January 2020.