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JazzConnects will be at JazzAhead in Bremen 25-28 April 2019


Jazzahead! is more than a fair – it is the most important meeting place for the international jazz scene. As a trade event, it has long established itself firmly with industry representatives from Germany, Europe and around the world. This fair offers agencies, labels, artists, media representatives, producers and organizers the opportunity to socialize with each other. This fair is the only one in the world to place jazz at the center of the action.

Jazzahead! is a music fair that not only has its own showcase festival and conferences, but also a FESTIVAL and CLUBNIGHT in Bremen under one roof and opens up to the general public.

The more than 3,000 participants of the jazzahead! Comes from around 60 countries and works in the following areas: Artists and Promoters, Bookers, Lables, Agencies, Publishers, Festival and Club Programmers, Distributors, Production Companies, Lobby Institutions, Associations & Initiatives, Press, Media and more.

  • 1,319 exhibiting companies
  • around 100 concerts and showcases on 4 days
  • around 17,000 visitors at the concerts on the trade fair weekend
  • 3,282 professional participants from 61 nations

Music industry big-hitters choosing to be on JazzConnects

The Musicians’ Union represents over thirty thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music business.  As well as negotiating on behalf of its members with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services for self-employed professional and student musicians of all ages. The benefits of membership include £10m public liability cover, £2,000 worth of equipment insurance, contract advice, partnership agreements, careers advice and legal assistance. Visit the MU website and find out how the Union can help you with your career whether you work in the live arena, the recording studio, in education or as a writer/composer.

Serious are one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music. Serious produces events that range from major concerts, festivals and national and international tours through to learning and participation programmes, conferences and specially commissioned bespoke events. Alongside its core role as a live music events producer, and programme consultants, Serious runs the registered charity, Serious Trust, which has been established to support the next generation of artists and audiences through our artist development, learning and participation and commissioning programmes.

Help Musicians UK, in partnership with Musicians Hearing Services and the Musicians’ Union, has created the Musicians Hearing Health Scheme for all musicians in the UK. For £40 (£30 for MU members) you get access to the very best musician-specialist audiologists and bespoke hearing protection. #HearForMusicians