The 4th edition of the International music fair jazzahead! is coming up. Visit us on our JAZZMEDIA & MORE stand and grab exclusive informations about our projects and bands from all over the world!
From April 23rd to 26th 2009 the European jazz scene meet each other in Northern Germany’s true music metropole Bremen.
Personal contacts are most important in the music business. jazzahead! became a fine meeting point for professionals of the music economy: participants, musicians and fans not only change out their experiences with another, they mainly arrange concrete business relations here. At the same time jazzahead!-09 offers a good fit for the 2nd “European Jazz Meeting”, whom newcomers of the European jazz scene present their music to experts. Above these events public concerts in the evening with international stars and the so-called “Late Night” programme presenting German acts at the culture centre “Schlachthof” nearby the jazzahead! Congress Centre are happening.
The exhibitors of the jazzahead! are important and integral element of the general trade concept. In 2008 170 companies offer their services and products. For this year the jazzahead! team is expecting more than 190 enterprises of the music industry. Bremen invites all music lovers from around the world to four days full of jazz, live concerts, conferences and expert symposiums. This time France, Luxembourg, Spain (Catalonia) and Great Britain are the strong partners of the “European Jazz Meeting”. In compressed showcase concerts over the day these nations are announcing their creative artist’s projects in front of media experts and festival directors, who partly engage the bands right away for their upcoming programmes.
This year’s jazzahead!-Skoda-Award will be given away to Norma Winstone. Friday evening, April 24, 2009 she receive this award before she will perform together with the musicians Klaus Gering and Glauco Venier. The price is endowed with 15.000 Euro and honours influential personalities of the European jazz scene. Last year famous German concert promoter Karsten Jahnke received this award. One year before Austria’s great musician Joe Zawinul got it shortly before he passed away. And in 2006 ECM label head Manfred Eicher hand over the price.
Enjoy days of great music and meet the people in Bremen! Detail information about the full programme schedule, accommodation, ticketing and much more you will find under the convenient website: