VOTI – JazzConnects – voices of the industry


voices of the industry

Featuring what and who’s out there! Articles, Sounds, Top Tips – words & wisdom from leading Voices Of The Industry

VOTI – ConnectsVideo – London Catalan Festival

ConnectsVideo – London Catalan Festival  –  The London Catalan Festival returns to PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho for its second edition. The 2019 programme continues to celebrate diversity of music coming out of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, particularly where they interconnect with jazz – flamenco, bossa nova, classical music and electronica will be represented […]

VOTI – ConnectsVideo – Pizza Express Live

ConnectsVideo – PizzaExpressLive  –  What does 3 beautiful Steinway Pianos, 264 keys, 6 hands sound like?  Check out this masterpiece exclusively written and performed by Gwilym Simcock, on 3 pianos across 3 different London PizzaExpress Live venues. about Pizza Express Live PizzaExpress Live presents more than 2000 shows each year across a number of venues, […]

VOTI – Behind The Sounds – Jason Yarde

Behind The Sounds – Jason Yarde –  Jason talks about playing, writings, Windrush, collaborations & the Acoutastic Bombastic project. You’re known as an outstanding saxophonist, plus alongside this is your prolific work as composer, arranger & producer. How would you describe yourself in a nutshell? Musical dogsbody and traveling father. That might sound harsh but I’ll […]

VOTI – Top Ten Tips – Dee Byrne

Top Ten Tips – Dee Byrne  –  JazzConnects bring you words of wisdom from leading Voices Of The Industry. This month, we hear from the London-based saxophonist Dee Byrne. Commit to what you are doing 100% Don’t compare yourself to others Celebrate difference Regularly re-evaluate what you are doing and why you are doing it […]

VOTI – ConnectsPlaylist – Camilla George

ConnectsPlaylist – Camilla George  –  This month we feature Camilla George and her ConnectsPlaylist   about Camilla George A graduate from Trinity College of Music, Camilla George has studied with many jazz greats such as Jean Toussaint, Tony Kofi, Christian Brewer, Julian Siegel and Martin Speake. She has worked with Tomorrow’s Warriors, the Nu Civilisation Orchestra, […]

VOTI – Study Dock – Mike Outram

Study Dock – Mike Outram – Electric Campfire  –  JazzConnects bring you words of wisdom from leading Voices Of The Industry. This month, leading guitarist Mike Outram explores a John Scofield lick  In this post I’m going to show you a BURNING line from John Scofield’s Rhythm Changes ‘Flat Out’. And you’re going to learn how […]

VOTI – Study Dock – Asaf Sirkis

Study Dock – Asaf Sirkis – Konnakol  –  JazzConnects bring you words of wisdom from leading Voices Of The Industry. This month, leading drummer Asaf Sirkis shares his knowledge of Konnakol Asaf enjoys a variety of educational work; private lessons, lectures, workshops, seminars, online teaching as well as being a principal lecturer at the Leeds […]

VOTI – Top Ten Tips – Carleen Anderson

Top Ten Tips – Carleen Anderson  –  JazzConnects bring you words of wisdom from leading Voices Of The Industry. This month, we hear from the amazing voice of Carleen Anderson. Let the sound of your inner voice guide you. Meaning- that which brings you an uplifting feeling inside yourself, this is the vocal that is […]

VOTI – 5 Minutes With Cleveland Watkiss MBE

Behind the sounds – Cleveland Watkiss MBE –  You’ve had an amazing career as a vocalist, what was the first moment you knew this was what you wanted to do in life? Even as a little boy; singing and performing has always been apart of my life… as the clichĂŠ goes-music choose me. As we all know, […]

VOTI – Behind The Sounds – Jazzahead!

Behind The Sounds – JazzAhead! –  Jazzahead! is an amazing annual event that has increasingly become one the most important networking events for the Jazz industry. Hosted in Bremen, Germany, it is a true highlight of the Jazz calendar with an incredible array of diverse showcases, industry panels and with participants from over 61 countries and […]

VOTI – ConnectsRadio – Ruth Fisher (JazzFM)

ConnectsRadio – Ruth Fisher –  Check out our featured radio presenter Ruth Fisher – one of the leading UK jazz radio presenters – here she shares one of her fav interviews with the great vocalist Kurt Elling. Ruth’s Full Circle is aired on Jazz FM on Sunday mornings at 01:00 GMT across the UK on DAB+ […]

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