"Close together from afar": Under this motto, jazzahead! 2021 will start digitally and will be implemented online in large parts, including the trade show and the professional program. The showcase concert selection originally planned for 2020 will also take place in 2021. The live stream will initially only be available to registered trade visitors. For the general public, the showcase concerts will then be available on a time-delayed basis. The partner country Canada, on the other hand, is postponing its participation until 2022 due to the pandemic. With Canada's cancellation for 2021, the opening of the festival in the Theater Bremen, the gala concert in the Glocke and parts of the other cultural program around Canada, which along with CLUBNIGHT are among the outstanding events of the program, will be cancelled. CLUBNIGHT, on the other hand, will appear in a new guise in 2021.
Launched in 2006, jazzahead! is the largest jazz trade show in the world and is considered the industry's go-to event. The 40 showcase concerts during the fair and the jazzahead! Festival are also aimed at the general public. Since 2011, this festival, together with around 60 cooperation partners, has presented the cultural scene of an annually changing partner country and bands from all over the world as part of CLUBNIGHT, in which around 30 venues in Bremen participate each year.