Exhibitors expressed their satisfaction, trade participants their enthusiasm, artists said how rewarding they had found it: there has been consistently positive feedback and much praise from all sides for jazzahead! digital 2021, which took place online for the first time under the motto "Close together from afar". In total, 902 participants from 50 nations and 90 exhibitors from 41 countries took part in the digital jazz trade fair. The tenor around the industry get-together: Many are very grateful and happy that jazzahead! 2021 took place after it was cancelled in 2020. The professional program was rated as exciting and helpful in many cases. The number of participants in sessions and panels accordingly was significantly higher than in previous years.
The four-day trade fair with its showcase concerts may be over, but networking continues for all registered participants via the digital platform until the end of July. The organisers of the industry gathering want to adhere to a year-round concept, and to continue to offer online events and digital matchmaking sessions. The showcase concerts, popular as ever, can initially only be viewed by registered trade participants. These streams will be available to the general public on the jazzahead! website from 21 June. The dates for the 16th edition of the industry gathering are already fixed: 28 April to 1 May 2022.