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Sébastien writes:

The German press release issued today announces that:

  • Registration for 2022 jazzahead! (April 28 to May 1) is open, with an early bird discount available until Monday October 18
  • The Deutscher Jazzpreis 2022 (German Jazz Prize 2022) will be held in Bremen the day before the start of the fair
  • The Canadian acts planned for 2020 will – finally – be on show in 2022
  • Applications for the other showcases (German, European and overseas) are open, and will close on Thursday, November 4, 2021
  • A “Showcase Application” session via Zoom, to answer questions relating to the application, will be held on Thursday, October 14 at 4 p.m. (CET).
  • The press release also contains details of the possibilities to register for “online only” participation.


Registrations are now open for jazzahead! 2022

The 2022 Deutscher Jazzpreis (German Jazz Prize) ceremony will take place in Bremen the day before the opening of the international fair

Wednesday September 15, 2021 The momentum towards jazz on the way! 2022 has begun: professionals can register now for the 16th edition of the largest international gathering of the jazz sector in the world at MESSE BREMEN. For participants who register before Monday, October 18, 2021, early discounts are available. The application round is also open for musicians / groups, who can now apply for any of the 40 jazzahead slots! Vitrines 2022. ahead of jazz! 2022 will have the motto “together again” and will take place from Thursday April 28 to Sunday May 1, 2022. Registrations and applications for the windows can be made via the jazzahead! website.

Introducing applicants: consultation session to facilitate the application process

Groups from Europe, Germany and outside of Europe can now apply for the European Jazz Meeting, German Jazz Expo and Overseas Night showcases respectively. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, November 4, 2021. The original selection for the Canadian Night remains in place. Sybille Kornitschky, who leads jazz forward! for MESSE BREMEN, said: “We are pleased to announce that following the postponement of Canada’s participation as a partner country in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, Canada can now, finally, present a selection acts of his broad and musically very diverse scene. “

Applications to participate in the showcases, submitted from all over the world, will be selected by four international juries appointed by jazzahead! and will be announced in mid-December. Musicians can find information on selection criteria and application procedures on the website. Questions about the application process, on the other hand, can be addressed in a special “Showcase Application” session to be held via Zoom on Thursday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. (CET).

ahead of jazz! 2022: a face-to-face event in Bremen, but with an online option

“We are looking forward to an event in Bremen where people will come together, live and in color! Kornitschky said. For those who cannot make it to Bremen, however, there will be the option to participate online. In addition, the jazzhead! The team has reserved more space in order to prepare for the lingering restrictions due to Corona’s measurements. There will be more venues in Bremen in 2022, four concert stages instead of three and a large circus tent.

One new feature is that today’s registration for trade participants and registration for the hybrid format online-only offer will have a later start date of Monday, November 8. Parts of the conference program will be re-recorded in 2022, so that all online registrants can also participate in the program. This will give on-site participants the opportunity to experience panels and sessions more intensively, even after the show. The conference part of the show will include the professional program organized by jazzahead! and exhibitor sessions. Future topics and current discussions, especially for organizers and musicians, will again be the focus. Particular attention will be paid to the challenges of the scene that have changed in the wake of the pandemic, always with an emphasis on solution-oriented approaches.

German Jazz Prize ceremony to be held in Bremen

The day before the opening of jazzahead! 2022, the Deutscher Jazzpreis (German Jazz Prize) ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. “With the German Jazz Prize, we not only want to highlight the most important national and international musicians on the stage as a whole, ”said Tina Sikorski, Executive Director of Initiative Musik. The Deutscher Jazzpreis was launched in 2020 by the Minister of State for Culture, Professor Monika Grütters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, to celebrate the innovative strength of Jazz Made in Germany in all its facets. . As a centrally funded institution acting for and on behalf of the federal government, Initiative Musik is responsible for the delivery and management of the Deutscher Jazzpreis.

“After the successful premiere in 2021 with the main event in Hamburg as well as broadcasts from Munich, Berlin and Mannheim, we are now delighted to be able to celebrate the 2022 awards ceremony on the eve of jazzahead! in Bremen – at one of the key events of the international jazz scene, ”says Sikorski. Peter Schulze, one of the two artistic directors of jazzahead !, adds: “The fact that the German Jazz Award is given to jazzahead! will give a boost to the internationalization of German jazz, as the most influential and active international participants on the scene will be with us and experience it live. The German Jazz Prize 2022 will be open for applications from mid-October.

More information on www.jazzahead.fr

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