Launched in 2006, jazzahead! is the largest jazz trade fair in the world. The 16th edition will now take place in Bremen from 28 April to 1 May 2022. The industry get-together is also known as the "family reunion of jazz", as it has never lost its family character.
The 40 showcase concerts within the framework of 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. These perform, among other things, in the CLUBNIGHT in 30 venues in Bremen. Since 2015, jazzahead! has been funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. In 2019 it was awarded the title of European Cultural Brand of the Year.
In 2021, the industry event took place digitally for the first time due to the pandemic. In 2022, a face-to-face event is planned. However, for those who cannot make the journey to Bremen, there will be the option of online participation. In addition, the jazzahead! team is planning more space in order to be prepared for possible restrictions due to Corona measures.