• WISSENSWERTE | 22.09.2020

    WISSENSWERTE als Präsenzveranstaltung in Freiburg

    Ein Virus infiziert die Welt und die Medien: Corona. Die Schlagzeilen überschlagen sich, mehrmals täglich vermelden die Nachrichten Infektions- oder Todeszahlen. Die Berichterstattung wird zu einem Balanceakt zwischen Alarm ...

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    Eröffnungstag: Doppelkongress mit europäischer Arbeitskonferenz

    Ein Virus infiziert die Welt und die Medien: Corona. Die Schlagzeilen überschlagen sich, mehrmals täglich vermelden die Nachrichten Infektions- oder Todeszahlen. Die Berichterstattung wird zu einem Balanceakt zwischen Alarm und Aufklärung. Haben die Redaktionen mit ihren Livetickern Ängste geschürt und für unbegründete Panik samt Hamsterkäufen gesorgt? Oder haben sie vielmehr in einer neuen und unübersichtlichen Situation ihren Job gemacht? Darüber und über viele andere aktuelle Themen diskutieren die Teilnehmer der 17. WISSENSWERTE mit zahlreichen Experten. Von Montag bis Mittwoch, 30. November bis 2. Dezember 2020, bringt das Bremer Dialogforum, das regelmäßig in einer anderen Stadt tagt, Journalisten sowie Wissenschafts- und Wirtschaftskommunikatoren in der Messe Freiburg im Breisgau zusammen.

    Die drei Säulen der WISSENSWERTE: Wissen, Daten und Medien

    Trotz Pandemie haben sich die Veranstalter bewusst für eine Präsenzveranstaltung entschieden – natürlich unter Einhaltung sämtlicher Corona-Auflagen. „Denn der Bedarf nach persönlicher Begegnung und Austausch ist da“, weiß die Projektleiterin der WISSENSWERTE, Gabriele Frey von CONGRESS BREMEN. Covid-19 ist gleich das erste Thema am Eröffnungstag. Journalisten und Wissenschaftler diskutieren im Bereich „Wissen“, wie die Medien mit der Pandemie umgegangen sind und was man daraus für die künftige Berichterstattung lernen kann.

    Deep Fakes: Gefahren, Herausforderungen, Lösungswege

    Für viel Diskussionsstoff sorgen seit langem Deep Fakes – gefälschte Audios und Videos, deren Inhalte kaum von authentischem Material zu unterscheiden sind. Ein Opfer ist die US-amerikanische Schauspielerin Scarlett Johansson. Ihr Gesicht wurde ohne ihr Wissen in einen Pornofilm montiert und kursiert jetzt im Netz. Die politischen und wirtschaftlichen Gefahren solcher Deep Fakes sind offensichtlich. Doch wie können Journalisten Fälschungen erkennen oder sich auf Quellen verlassen? Darüber diskutiert im zweiten Schwerpunkt „Daten“ unter anderem der Wissenschaftsjournalist Dr. Norbert Lossau (WELT) mit weiteren Experten.

    Medien in der Transformation: Das Zusammenspiel von linear und digital

    Medien verändern sich immer schneller. Digitale Transformation ist das Thema im dritten Schwerpunkt. „Dabei wollen wir herausarbeiten, wie gut das Zusammenspiel von linear und digital bei unterschiedlichen Medien inzwischen funktioniert und wie sie dabei vorgehen“, erklärt Frey.

    Neben Vorträgen und Diskussion können sich die WISSENSWERTE-Teilnehmer in Workshops austauschen und ihr Wissen vertiefen. In der begleitenden Fachausstellung präsentieren sich unter anderem Institute und Forschungseinrichtungen. Im Format „Meet the Experts“ kommen Teilnehmer mit unterschiedlichsten Fachleuten ins Gespräch, beim „Open Forum“ bringen Aussteller und Sponsoren ihre persönlichen Themen ein.

    Internationaler Doppelkongress in Freiburg

    Zudem können sich die Teilnehmer der WISSENWERTE am Eröffnungstag auf einen Doppelkongress freuen. Denn von Sonntag bis Montag, 29. bis 30. November, findet in der Messe Freiburg erstmals die europäische Arbeitskonferenz „Science Journalism in the Digital Age“ (SciCon) statt. Sie richtet sich an ein Fachpublikum aus Journalismus, Wissenschaft und Wissenschaftspolitik und ist als Einladungsveranstaltung konzipiert. „Am 30. November haben dann beide Konferenzen ein gemeinsames Programm, an dem auch einige Referenten der jeweils anderen Veranstaltung teilnehmen“, erklärt Frey. Veranstalter der SciCon sind die Wissenschafts-Pressekonferenz (WPK) sowie die Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (acatech).

    Tageskarten für die WISSENSWERTE sind für Journalisten ab 65 Euro, Dauerkarten ab 80 Euro erhältlich. Die Tickets sowie weitere Informationen sind online verfügbar unter www.wissenswerte-bremen.de.

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    Über die WISSENSWERTE

    Die WISSENSWERTE feierte 2004 ihre Premiere. Sie ist eine Eigenveranstaltung von CONGRESS BREMEN, M3B GmbH und gilt als die wichtigste Konferenz für den Wissenschaftsjournalismus in Deutschland. Das Dialogforum tagt regelmäßig alle drei Jahre auswärts: 2014 gastierte sie erstmals in Magdeburg, 2017 in Darmstadt. Die Programmplanung verantworten die TU Dortmund und die Wissenschafts-Pressekonferenz (WPK). Gefördert wird die Veranstaltung von BASF, Bayer, Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Deutscher Journalisten-Verband (DJV), Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Leopoldina, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, MC Services, medac, Volkswagen Stiftung, Verband Forschender Arzneimittelhersteller sowie Stiftung Gesundheit und Verband der Medizin- und Wissenschaftsjournalisten e. V. (VMWJ).

     

    Weitere Informationen für die Redaktionen:

    MESSE BREMEN / M3B GmbH

    Canan Sevil, Tel. 04 21 / 35 05 – 323

    E-Mail: canan.sevil@m3b-bremen.de; Internet: congress-bremen.com

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  • ITHEC | 24.09.2020

    ITHEC: Virtual congress with interactive trade fair format

    The fifth edition of the ITHEC Conference on Thermoplastic Composites will be a very special one – it will take place digitally for the first time, from Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15...

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    International conference that makes communication between different time zones possible

    The fifth edition of the ITHEC Conference on Thermoplastic Composites will be a very special one – it will take place digitally for the first time, from Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th October 2020. „In addition to 43 lectures and keynote speeches, „ITHEC 2020 – Virtual Edition“ offers 25 poster presentations“, says Daniel Schäfer, who, as the new project manager for the knowledge platform, has driven forward the transformation of the event. „Also, more than 50 exhibitors will be presenting their products virtually. Participants can also look forward to two award ceremonies and a podium discussion on 3D printing.“ Since its foundation in 2012, an international technical specialist audience has flocked to Bremen to attend the ITHEC from all over the world (in 2018 there were approximately 400 participants). Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organisers decided to hold a digital event this year.

    A new concept facilitates interaction among the audience – even between different time zones

    In order to make all lectures, forums and presentations accessible to the international participants, the ITHEC organisers have developed a special time zone model and extended the exhibition period from two to three days. „This means we can handle the time zone differences“, says Kordula Grimm, head of CONGRESS BREMEN and guest events. So the first conference session for Asia and Europe will take place between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM, while the second, for participants from America and Europe, will take place between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM – German time in each case. „During the second session, the lectures from the first session are repeated, however all speakers are present live for the interactive questions and answers session, enabling genuine interaction with the participants“, explains Grimm.

    There are also up to 30 additional virtual round tables with industry partners taking place via an integrated videoconferencing tool. In addition, one-to-ones and group meetings with all exhibitors, participants and speakers in video conference format are planned over the entire course of the event.

    Faster, simpler, more economical: 3D printing

    The rapid technological development of fibre-reinforced components and structures with thermoplastic matrices will be covered by ITHEC with a special on 3D printing with fibre reinforcements. In addition to a whole series of lectures and presentations dealing with new types of production methods, manufacturers of 3D printing solutions for thermoplastic composites are available and will be giving presentations on products and technologies. „As well as researchers and product developers, the ITHEC is also more relevant than ever for specialists working on the development of production processes for the efficient series production of composites“, says Schäfer.

    Professor Axel Herrmann, Director of the FIBRE Institute at the University of Bremen, who is also one of the founders of ITHEC and an exhibitor at the event, emphasises that: „Fibre-reinforced thermoplastics technology has taken a great leap forward in recent times.“ Never before have thermoplastic composites been seen in such a wide variety of forms, not least with regard to the diversity of manufacturing processes. „I would like to illustrate this thesis with the example of 3D printing, which is now ready for use, with integrated continuous fiber reinforcements that are suitable for load paths.“

    The entire conference programme for ITHEC 2020 as well as up-to-date information on the digital edition of the event can be found at www.ithec.de as well as in the ITHEC Interest Group on LinkedIn.

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    Project Manager: Daniel Schäfer, Phone +49 421 3505 – 347

    E-Mail: daniel.schaefer@messe-bremen.de; Internet: www.ithec.de

     

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  • jazzahead! | 31.07.2020

    Online programme in the run-up to jazzahead! 2021

     jazzahead! 2020 and the cultural festival which accompany it were due to be held in April, and would have marked a double anniversary. Both events, however, fell victim to the coronavirus ...

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    “Virtual Sessions” with Experts, Multimedia Blog and Live Panels via Facebook

     jazzahead! 2020 and the cultural festival which accompany it were due to be held in April, and would have marked a double anniversary. Both events, however, fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic, and the postponement was a huge disappointment to all those who had been looking forward to attending. Now the organisers have news to report: „We will be catching up with the celebrations from 29 April to 2 May 2021,” says Sybille Kornitschky who runs jazzahead! for MESSE BREMEN. “And in the interim we are launching an exciting online programme. As an important networking platform for the global industry, we wish to promote and support the scene in these difficult times“. To ensure that the programme can reach as many people as possible, the sessions and the content will be in English.

    „Virtual sessions“ on industry topics
    “Virtual sessions“ on specialist topics are aimed specifically at participants who have already registered for 2021 – registration starts on Tuesday, 1 September. In these 45-minute discussions, experts from the respective fields will discuss, for example, best-practice examples of export strategies of different countries or social media for organisers. For example, the first event on Monday, 28 September, will look at the question: How do you successfully organize an online festival and earn money from it? For the livestream of Bel Jazz Festival at the end of May, the Belgian organizers managed to do just that, with around 3,000 fans buying tickets.
    A wide-ranging blog
    The digital programme will be launched on Friday, 21 August, with a blog at www.jazzahead.de. Texts, videos and podcasts will present people, topics and regions from the international jazz scene. The blog is also intended to prepare the industry for the next jazzahead! And the content will be available without restriction. For example, Peter Schulze, Artistic Director of jazzahead!, talks to musician Pablo Held. He is known for his work as a pianist but he also regularly interviews major figures in jazz from all over the world for his own blog. From his collection of interviews, he will contribute the podcast of his conversation with Norma Winstone, who was a recipient of the jazzahead! Škoda Award.
    Two other initiatives: the jazzahead! team will be asking people from the jazz scene in Germany and abroad to write short texts in which they describe their view of German jazz and present which jazz from Germany they currently recommend. This will be an occasional series. Furthermore, Canadian festival director Rainbow Robert will be reporting on the effects of the Corona pandemic on the Canadian jazz scene. Canada was the partner country of the postponed jazzahead! and has accepted the renewed invitation to be partner country in 2021.
    Live panels on current topics
    Also free of charge and available to all people interested in jazz: Monthly live panels on Facebook start on Thursday, September 3. These 15-minute sessions will focus on preparations for jazzahead! 2021, but also on general current topics such as the work of the Europe Jazz Network or the situation and perspectives of the live sector against the background of the Corona pandemic.
    More information: www.jazzahead.de
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    Imke Zimmermann, Phone +49 (0)4 21 / 35 05 – 445
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  • Bremen Classic Motorshow | 07.07.2020

    Bremen Classic Motorshow kicks off the season for the 19th time

    Fans of older and younger classic vehicles on two and four wheels have already saved the date: From Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2021, they will again flock to the MESSE BREMEN ...

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    The classic car community has been coming together in North Germany on the first weekend in February since 2003

    Fans of older and younger classic vehicles on two and four wheels have already saved the date: From Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2021, they will again flock to the MESSE BREMEN exhibition site. Currently, the organisers of the 19th Bremen Classic Motorshow are as always planning special shows featuring rarities, an international classic vehicle market, and an original autojumble for all repairers and restorers.

    There’s a long tradition of kicking off the season in Bremen: Every first weekend in February since 2003, the exhibition halls become a Mecca for collectors, first-time buyers and enthusiasts, dealers, restorers and clubs. In 2020, the Bremen Classic Motorshow achieved record numbers: 738 exhibitors from ten countries presented a live vehicle history experience to 45,582 visitors.

    For more details: www.classicmotorshow.de

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    Please add the Bremen Classic Motorshow to your events calendar:

    Bremen Classic Motorshow 2021
    Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2021
    Messe Bremen, Halls 1 – 8
    Day pass: 16 Euro, reduced rate: 14 Euro, two-day pass: 24 Euro
    For more details: www.classicmotorshow.de

     

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    MESSE BREMEN/M3B GmbH
    Kristin Viezens, Phone +49 421 / 35 05 – 4 44
    E-Mail: viezens@messe-bremen.de; Internet: www.messe-bremen.de   

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  • jazzahead! | 20.03.2020

    jazzahead! 2020 is cancelled

    Hans Peter Schneider, Managing Director of M3B GmbH, the parent company of MESSE BREMEN, explains why it has unfortunately proved necessary to make this decision: „jazzahead! exists in order ...

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    Partner country and showcases to remain the same, but postponed until 2021

    Hans Peter Schneider, Managing Director of M3B GmbH, the parent company of MESSE BREMEN, explains why it has unfortunately proved necessary to make this decision: „jazzahead! exists in order to promote international meetings and the exchange of ideas, but this is unfortunately not possible during the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes the end of April. We very much regret being obliged to cancel, but the preservation of health is the over-riding priority.“ The largest jazz trade fair in the world, originally planned to take place from Thursday 23 April to Sunday 26 April 2020, in halls 6 and 7 of MESSE BREMEN, as well as all the events of the accompanying festival from Friday 17 April until Sunday 26 April 2020, are therefore being postponed to 2021, from Thursday to Sunday, 29 April to 2 May for the trade fair.

    The organizers had first tried to ascertain whether it might be possible to move the jazz trade fair and the accompanying culture festival into the summer months. „But together with our partners, we have now decided to postpone jazzahead! until next year,“ says Sybille Kornitschky, who runs jazzahead! on behalf of MESSE BREMEN. Canada as partner country has already committed for 2021. The bands selected for this year’s showcase concerts will also be maintained for the showcases in 2021.

    Rochelle Hum of the Canada Council for the Arts, speaking on behalf of all the Canadian partners commented: “While we are saddened by the cancellation of the 2020 edition of jazzahead!, we understand the importance of this change in plans for the health of artists, delegates and audiences. In the months ahead, we believe that music—and the arts more broadly—will have an integral role to play in our shared healing. For this reason, we have committed to supporting a Canada focus at the 2021 edition of jazzahead! Our ongoing collaboration with jazzahead! marks an important example of how countries can come together in these challenging times to foster our collective wellbeing.”

    Double anniversary missed

    In 2020 jazzahead! would have marked its fifteenth anniversary, and this would also be the tenth time that a festival dedicated to the culture of the partner country accompanied the trade fair. Canada is the first country from overseas to be chosen as a partner. The organizers had been expecting over 3,000 industry participants plus exhibitors from 64 nations for the trade fair, with the accompanying festival, including the CLUBNIGHT, attracting an additional audience of around 15,000 people.

    More information: www.jazzahead.de

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  • jazzahead! | 17.02.2020

    A top-class programme for the jazz industry

    Eberhard Weber’s sound is unmistakable, he has made a unique and revolutionary contribution to the evolution of the bass in jazz, and just a few months ago he turned 80. ...

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    jazzahead!: German jazz legend Eberhard Weber speaks – new network starts

    Eberhard Weber’s sound is unmistakable, he has made a unique and revolutionary contribution to the evolution of the bass in jazz, and just a few months ago he turned 80. This living legend has been unable to play since suffering a stroke thirteen years ago, but he says with typical directness: „I still listen to things that are worth listening to.“ On the 15th anniversary of jazzahead!, he will be guest of honour at the official opening of the trade fair and showcase festival at MESSE BREMEN. Weber will speak at Thursday 23 April 2020. jazzahead! continues until Sunday 26 April.

    While this event will be one of the highlights of the programme for industry people, it is far from being the only one. One of the priorities of jazzahead! – probably the most important gathering of the jazz industry anywhere in the world – is to ensure a sustainable future for this industry. One new development at this year’s jazzahead! fits well into this context: „The fair is offering the platform for the launch of a new network for ‚young professionals‘, i.e. for the next generation of talents,“ explains Sybille Kornitschky, who runs jazzahead! for MESSE BREMEN. „We are organizing an umbrella stand. People or organisations with an interest in being part of this new venture from the start can register at reduced cost.”

    The instigator of the Young Professionals Network is Norwegian music promoter and agent Kine Lundervold. She is planning „a unique training program“, she says. Together with the management of jazzahead!, the aim is to bring young jazz professionals from all over Europe together, and to forge connections with experienced practitioners, for example for mentoring and recruitment for jobs in jazz. The aim is to nurture more viable career paths – for example in the festival business, with labels, in club management etc. The network will have the role of providing advice and exchanging expertise.

    Jazz export and marketing via social media

    jazzahead! is also concerned to foster discussions and professional development, and that part of the programme will get under way from 10 a.m. on the opening day, Thursday. The fact that there is an extra half-day provides the opportunity to have sessions on specialist topics: specialists will discuss regional and national strategies for exporting their respective jazz scenes to other countries and regions. The focus will be on approaches that have proved successful as well as areas where people wish that more could be done.

    Finland is an example of best-practice. For three years, Finland has consistently focused on the marketing of Finnish jazz into the German-speaking world. This will be the topic addressed by Niko Kangas, Export Manager at Music Finland. Yavier Cester Vidal from the Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals, will talk about the efforts in Spain to network the regionally dominated music marketing much more strongly in order to ultimately bring a national structure into being.

    The jazzahead! team is also working on further panels for the Saturday of the trade fair, expecially for promoters. A session is planned for marketing festival and club programmes via social media. The whole programme will be published on www.jazzahead.de/en/ on the beginning of march.

    Interested parties can register online as specialist participants until Wednesday, 1 April 2020, after which they can only register on-site and with an additional charge.

    More infos: www.jazzahead.de/en/

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    About jazzahead!

    jazzahead!, launched in 2006, is the largest jazz trade fair in the world. And whereas it has been growing in size every year, this meeting place for the worldwide jazz industry is also the ”family gathering” for jazz; it has never lost its original spirit of fellowship and fun. The 40 showcase concerts during the trade fair, and the jazzahead! Cultural Festival are also aimed at the wider public. Since 2011, this festival, co-created with some 60 cooperation partners, presents the cultural scene of a partner country – there is a different one every year – plus bands from all over the world. These bands perform at the CLUBNIGHT in 30 venues in Bremen. Since 2015, jazzahead! has been funded by the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Culture and the Media. In 2019, jazzahead! was awarded European Culture Brand of the Year.

     

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    MESSE BREMEN/M3B GmbH

    Imke Zimmermann, Phone +49 421 / 35 05 – 4 45

    E-Mail: zimmermann@messe-bremen.de; Internet: www.messe-bremen.de

     

     

     

     

     

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  • fish international | 14.02.2020

    Satisfied exhibitors at the fish trade fair

    Germany’s only professional trade fair for the fish industry suffered less than expected from the winter storms, and the organizers of fish international counted a total of 10,302 attendees this ...

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    Despite the storms, plenty of attendees were on hand at the MESSE BREMEN on

    Germany’s only professional trade fair for the fish industry suffered less than expected from the winter storms, and the organizers of fish international counted a total of 10,302 attendees this year (2018: 12,203). Just three of the registered exhibitors cancelled their registrations.

    „We consider this a manageable decrease – for us, it is much more important that so many exhibitors spoke positively about the event“ says Andrea Rohde, Area Manager of Exhibitions at the MESSE BREMEN. „Most decision-makers did choose to come and brave the weather.“

    The exhibition offered a range of unusual products – Japanese flounder, for example, which has been previously unknown in Germany up to this point. In addition, more and more exhibitors – including Deutsche See – are marketing products designed for the self-service counter or convenience store, as well as niche products like high-quality canned sardines.

    The first vegan products from established fish producers also generated plenty of media attention. Bremerhaven Frosta Food Service presented their „Fish from the field“: fish patties or fried fish made from a vegetable blend, hemp protein and linseed oil in a crispy breadcrumb coating. Dutch company Sterk B.V. used fish international to launch its vegan sashimi products made to mimic salmon and tuna and created from tapioca starch and algae-based glucose.

    Coronavirus concerns

    The new Coronavirus did worry some participants at the fish exhibition. To counteract these worries, they strengthened hygiene measures and asked at-risk groups to stay home. Three registered Chinese exhibitors cancelled their visits. The fourth sent a company representative from North America to the exhibition. As a precaution, he posted a sign at the stand reading „Keep calm – we are Canadian“.

    The date for the next exhibition has already been set for 13 to 15 February, 2022. 

    On fish international

    Founded in 1988, the fish international in the MESSE BREMEN exhibition halls is the only German trade fair for fish and seafood. Every two years, it attracts a good 12,000 visitors from the fish industry, fish wholesalers, food retailers and the hospitality industry. Here they find some 300 suppliers from around the world and use this opportunity to find out the latest information and discuss current topics in the business. The next fish international will take place from Sunday 9th to Tuesday 11th February 2020.

     

     

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    Messe Bremen / M3B GmbH

    Imke Zimmermann, Tel. 04 21 / 35 05 – 4 45
    E-Mail: zimmermann@messe-bremen.de; Internet: www.messe-bremen.de

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  • Bremen Classic Motorshow | 04.02.2020

    Record numbers visit Bremen Classic Motorshow

    45,582 – this is the figure that caused jubilation among the organising team of the Bremen classic vehicle show on Sunday evening, 2 February. Last weekend, from 31 January to 2 February, more visitors than ...

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    Broad-based show appeals to new and old fans

    45,582 – this is the figure that caused jubilation among the organising team of the Bremen classic vehicle show on Sunday evening, 2 February. Last weekend, from 31 January to 2 February, more visitors than ever before transformed the eight trade show halls into a Mecca for classic and young classic vehicles. „This clear endorsement shows that interest in classic vehicles remains high and that our broad range also hit the spot for younger visitors“, says Project Manager Frank Ruge in view of the almost ten-percent upturn in visitors (2019: 41,678). In all the halls, technically-minded visitors were able to talk to grease monkeys, customisers and restorers, get tips from them or watch them at work.

    As the first meeting place and trading forum of the season for the classic community, the Bremen Classic Motorshow is always an indicator of the mood on the market: „Here, dealers see which models collectors and first-time buyers are interested in, and what prices they are willing to pay. That shows our 738 exhibitors the way the wind is blowing, and also explains why more and more of them want to be part of the show (2019: 677)“, says Hans Peter Schneider, Managing Director of Messe Bremen/M3B GmbH. The organisers believe that every generation creates its own classics. This year, they focused even more on topics that also interest 20 to 30-year-olds, with the trading platforms Young Generation and Young Classics, the displays V8 Surfcars and Classic Custom Motorcycle Lounge, the T4 Workshop and a special racing bike section.

    A visitor survey revealed that other big hits were the special shows with automobile rivals and scooters from the past 70 years. Another statistic also speaks for the reputation of the Bremen Classic Motorshow: Just under half of the people surveyed travelled more than 100 kilometres to get to the event that kicks off the season.

    The dates for the next show are already fixed: The Bremen Classic Motorshow will take place from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2021.

    More info at www.classicmotorshow.de

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    MESSE BREMEN/M3B GmbH
    Kristin Viezens, Phone +49 421 / 35 05 – 4 44
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  • jazzahead! | 23.01.2020

    jazzahead! 2020: The spotlight in Bremen is on Canada

    Every year in April, Bremen becomes a jazz metropolis, with the international jazz scene convening for the jazzahead! trade fair at MESSE BREMEN. This year, 2020, marks a double anniversary: it ...

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    Global stars will shine and exciting new talents will emerge

    Every year in April, Bremen becomes a jazz metropolis, with the international jazz scene convening for the jazzahead! trade fair at MESSE BREMEN. This year, 2020, marks a double anniversary: it is the fifteenth anniversary of the world’s largest gathering of the jazz industry, while the accompanying festival – with its partner country programme and a CLUBNIGHT spread across a host of different venues in Bremen – has its tenth edition.

    The trade fair takes place from Thursday 23 April to Sunday 26 April. The festival starts earlier, on Friday 17 April.

    “jazzahead! has come on by leaps and bounds since it started,” says Sybille Kornitschky who runs jazzahead! for MESSE BREMEN. “It is now not just a major player in the jazz business, it has also proved that it can serve as a launchpad for artist’s careers. And it has become a magnet for audiences too. We were determined to do something special this year to mark our double anniversary – which is why we are so pleased that Canada is our partner country. For the first time, a jazz nation from across the ocean is in the limelight. Visitors will see jazz from Canada in all its diversity. And there is another remarkable feature too: a very substantial proportion of female artists and bandleaders.“

    The festival starts with a major highlight. The opening evening at Theater Bremen presents a double bill: singer-songwriter Laila Biali, recent winner of a Juno Award, will perform the first half. After the interval, Tanya Tagaq, who is one of the most high-profile representatives of the Inuit, will perform. Tagaq has developed her own competely individual and successful way of bringing the traditional throat-singing of this Canadian indigenous people closer to jazz.

    In the two weeks following the opening of the culture festival, further aspects of Canadian culture can be enjoyed, in addition to music. For example, Tanya Tagaq will do a reading from her first novel “Split Tooth“ (2018). The Museum Weserburg is exhibiting works by the artist Kapwani Kiwanga. Her sculptures of black marble and lamps, for example, are a reference to the New York “lantern law“ of 1713, according to which slaves were only allowed to be out at night-time either if they carried a lantern or were chaperoned.

    On the opening night of the trade fair, eight Canadian groups – some established, others up-and-coming – will perform for an audience consisting of industry people such as bookers, festival directors and programmers, representatives of labels and the public at the Canadian Night. The programme includes a range of very different artists: trombonist Audrey Ochoa and her band, the quartet of classically trained guitarist Itamar Erez and a joint project from pianist Marianne Trudel and drummer John Hollenbeck, “Dédé Java Espiritu“.

    Jazzahead! also facilitates “bilateral speed meetings“, where business proposals can be advanced. These meetings bring together industry specialists capable of opening doors for Canadian artists in Germany, or for German artists in Canada.

    Rufus Wainwright, an established and award-winning artist will be be giving the jazzahead! gala concert on the Friday evening of the trade fair at the Glocke concert hall in Bremen’s city centre. This concert will mark the German premiere of the material from his new album, which is currently in the process of being released worldwide.

    For the Saturday, the jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT will bring jazz to some 30 venues in Bremen. Canadian juries have selected numerous other bands to perform at this event. For example, there will be performances by the Josh Zubot String Quintet with the brothers Josh and Jesse Zubot and also CODE Quartet led by multi-award winning saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen, winner of two Canadian Juno Awards. Also there is the pianist and composer John Kameel Farah, who mixes for instance elements from Baroque music, Middle Eastern music and contemporary music with improvisation and electronics.

    Last year there were 3,408 registered participants from 64 nations attending the jazzahead! trade fair. The combined audience for the trade fair and the 100 weekend concerts was around 18,000 people.

    Further information for editorial offices:

    MESSE BREMEN/M3B GmbH

    Imke Zimmermann, Phone +49 421 / 35 05 – 4 45

    E-Mail: zimmermann@messe-bremen.de; Internet: www.messe-bremen.de

     

     

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  • jazzahead! | 09.01.2020

    jazzahead!: Large ensembles and female empowerment

    Thursday, 9 January 2020. The two main themes which emerge from the application round for the 40 showcase slots at jazzahead! 2020, which will run from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 April at MESSE BREMEN are: ...

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    Showcase applications for Bremen’s 2020 jazz trade fair reach new record level

    Thursday, 9 January 2020. The two main themes which emerge from the application round for the 40 showcase slots at jazzahead! 2020, which will run from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 April at MESSE BREMEN are: an impressive selection of large ensembles and for the very first time, a very substantial number of bands led by women. In the 40 short showcase concerts, the artists selected will be performing for an audience largely consisting of festival programmers, bookers and record label representatives. So the trade fair is not just an important platform for networking, it is also an event where bands are booked on the spot, and contracts are agreed.

    „jazzahead! has repeatedly proved that it can be the launchpad both for up-and-coming and for established artists from all over the world into the markets of Germany and Europe, and also for bands from our continent into the wider world,“ says Sybille Kornitschky who runs jazzahead! for MESSE BREMEN. This is the reason why there has been such a rush to apply for slots in the showcases. This year, the four international juries have had a heavier workload than ever: their task has been to listen to, rank and discuss a total of 816 applications from 50 countries (2019: 764). „jazzahead!, the world’s largest jazz trade fair has, in its 15 years of existence, become the most important gathering of the entire worldwide jazz industry,“ says Kornitschky.

    21 of 40 bands dominated by women

    Eight showcase slots are reserved for musicians from the 2020 partner country, Canada. A further eight ensembles will be be performing at the German Jazz Expo, another eight at the Overseas Night. And 16 bands will participate in the European Jazz Meeting. Of this entire complement of 40 groups, 21 are led an dominated by women. „This shows with absolute clarity that jazz music is no longer exclusively dominated by men,“ emphasizes Ulrich Beckerhoff, one of the two artistic directors of jazzahead! alongside Peter Schulze.

    At the European Jazz Meeting, women play an important role in no fewer than eleven out of the sixteen bands. Among these, Peter Schulze singles out the ten-piece ensemble led by pianist and composer Luzia von Wyl from Switzerland. „Among the others, I am also looking forward to hearing the charismatic voices of Torun Eriksen from Norway, Julia Biel from the UK and Macha Gharibian from France,“ he adds.

    In the other showcase sections, listeners can also expect a highly contrasted offering. Beckerhoff refers for example to the Canadian duo Silvervest. With their chamber music ethos, they create music of quite astonishing variety. And with the combination of pianist Marianne Trudel and drummer John Hollenbeck, Bremen audiences will be hearing two of the most important musicians from today’s international jazz scene.

    Among the German groups, Beckerhoff highlights bassist, composer and arranger Hendrika Entzian’s Big Band which received the WDR Jazz Prize. The pianist Johanna Summer impresses “as a soloist with great emotionality and immense ingenuity”.

    The Brazilian guitarist and singer Badi Assad, who can be heard at Overseas Night, has a worldwide following; her music always has tremendous vitality, instrumental virtuosity and emotional range, comments Beckerhoff. As a further example of the wide-ranging showcase programme, he mentions Nigerian trumpeter Etuk Ubong. Beckerhoff was impressed with Ubong’s way of embodying the tradition of African rhythms, a vital element in the emergence of jazz in America.

    Audio samples on www.jazzahead.de/en

    Links to all of the bands can be found in the showcase overview (see further press release). From the end of January, more details and audio samples from all the bands will be available on the jazzahead! website. For industry participants, attendance at the showcase concerts is included in the registration fee. For visitors, concert tickets and tickets for the other events at jazzahead! are available at www.jazzahead.de/en and at Nordwest-Ticket.

    More information: www.jazzahead.de/en

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    About jazzahead!

    jazzahead!, launched in 2006, is the largest jazz trade fair in the world. And whereas it has been growing in size every year, this meeting place for the worldwide jazz industry is also the ”family gathering” for jazz; it has never lost its original spirit of fellowship and fun. The 40 showcase concerts during the trade fair, and the jazzahead! Cultural Festival are also aimed at the wider public. Since 2011, this festival, co-created with some 60 cooperation partners, presents the cultural scene of a partner country – there is a different one every year – plus bands from all over the world.These bands perform at the CLUBNIGHT in 30 venues in Bremen. Since 2015, jazzahead! has been funded by the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Culture and the Media. In 2019, jazzahead! was awarded European Culture Brand of the Year. The next jazzahead! takes place from April 23-25, 2020.

     

    Further information for editors:

    MESSE BREMEN & ÖVB-Arena / M3B GmbH
    Imke Zimmermann, Phone +49 (0)4 21 / 35 05 – 445
    E-Mail: zimmermann@messe-bremen.de; Internet: www.messe-bremen.de

     

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  • jazzahead! | 09.01.2020

    jazzahead! 2020: These are the showcase bands

    Attention: From 10th of Jan 2020 onwards all changes, for instance in line-ups, are only to be found in the list published online, not in the pdf.   Dear colleagues, Below ...

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    List of the 40 bands who will give concerts during the trade fair

    Attention: From 10th of Jan 2020 onwards all changes, for instance in line-ups, are only to be found in the list published online, not in the pdf.

     

    Dear colleagues,

    Below you will find an overview of the bands which have been selected for the short concerts, i.e. this is the list of the showcase bands for jazzahead! 2020 at MESSE BREMEN, together with thumbnail descriptions of each group, taken from their press packs.

    jazzahead! 2020 takes place from Thursday 23 April until Sunday 26 April, with the showcases from the Thursday to the Saturday.

    Canadian Night

    Audrey Ochoa

    Audrey Ochoa (tb), Sandro Dominelli (dr), Mike Lent (db)

    Trombonist Audrey Ochoa is a rising star on the Canadian jazz scene. (…) mentor and trombone master Hugh Fraser describes her as “an inspired emerging artist that embodies the talent, inspiration and focus to make a major contribution at the highest level.”

    http://www.audreyochoa.com
    https://www.facebook.com/audrey.ochoa.908

     

    Carrier, Lambert, Edwards

    François Carrier (as), Michel Lambert (dr), John Edwards (db)

    “In sum this is world-class free jazz. You probably owe it to yourself to check it out closely. It is a real kicker!“ (gapplegatemusic)

    https://www.francoiscarrier.com
    https://francoiscarrier.bandcamp.com

     

    François Bourassa Quartet

    François Bourassa (p), Eric Hove (sax), Guy Boisvert (db), Guillaume Pilote (dr)

    A real ,choc’ surprises you as you didn’t expect it … the feeling of amazement does not fade with repeated listening … when the music possesses so many qualities. Crazy energy, dense and nourishing writing, high-level soloists.“ (Jazzmag)

    https://www.facebook.com/officiel.francois.bourassa/

     

    Itamar Erez quartet

    Itamar Erez (p, g), Francois Houle (cl), James Meger (db), Kevin Romain (dr)

    Itamar’s music holds a depth and sensitivity that touches listeners deeply. It blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in jazz and the passion of flamenco, creating a unique sound all his own.

    www.itamarerez.com
    https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/itamarerez/?hl=en
    https://www.facebook.com/itamarerezpage/

     

    Larnell Lewis

    Larnell Lewis (dr), Elmer Ferrer (g), Andrew Stewart (b-g), Rob Christian (ww), William Sperandei (tpt), Jeremy Ledbetter (p)

    Larnell Lewis is a Grammy Award winning musician, composer, producer, and educator. A Toronto native, Larnell has quickly established himself as one of the most diverse and in-demand drummers currently on the music scene. (…) Larnell’s talents can be seen worldwide via his various social media platforms, which have a combined total of over 100,000 followers.

    www.larnelllewismusic.com
    https://www.instagram.com/larnelllewismusic/?hl=en
    https://www.facebook.com/LarnellLewisMusic/

     

    Marianne Trudel + John Hollenbeck: Dédé Java Espiritu

    Marianne Trudel (p), John Hollenbeck (dr)

    “An extraordinary pianist and composer, Marianne Trudel is one of the most respected jazz musicians in Canada. She has made her way on our jazz scene so as to become an authentic and indispensable part of it …” (CBC Radio)

    http://www.mariannetrudel.com
    https://www.facebook.com/mariannetrudelmusique/
    http://www.johnhollenbeck.com

     

    Silvervest – Zombik & Caloia

    Kim Zombik (voc), Nicolas Caloia (db)

    Playing in the field of storytelling, pop, soundscapes, jazz and jangling, Silvervest offers fresh music that is intuitive and unique. (The duo places) primary importance on creation that has structure yet allows following their ears into wider spaces.

    https://musiquerayonnante.org/silvervest.html
    https://www.facebook.com/silvervestmusic/
    https://silvervest.bandcamp.com/album/soft-shine-galaxy-demo

     

    Steph Richards

    Stephanie Richards (tpt), Andrew Munsey (dr), Joshua White (p), Zach Lober (db)

    Her second release Take The Neon Lights also received high praise from critics, Downbeat calling Steph “a virtuoso of nonlinear trumpet playing“ and NextBop calling the record mesmerising … fans of avant-garde jazz should definitely give this one a listen“.

    www.stephrichards.com

     

    German Jazz Expo 

    Heidi Bayer’s “Virtual Leak”

    Heidi Bayer (tpt, flgn), Johannes Ludwig (as), Leif Berger (dr), Calvin Lennig (db)

    (…) the quartet has no harmony instrument. Therefore, harmony in the classical sense may not exist in Virtual Leak’s music, but it still feels present. Sometimes it’s dynamic, other times subtle. Stunning and contrasting passages with surprising twists are what make Virtual Leak an exciting listening experience.

    www.heidi-bayer.de
    https://www.instagram.com/heidibayermusic/

     

    Hendrika Entzian+

    Max Seibert (tpt), Felix Meyer (tpt), Bastian Stein (tpt), Menzel Mutzke (tpt), Janning Trumann (tb), Shannon Barnett (tb), Lisa Stick (tb), Jan Schreiner (btb), Malte Dürrschnabel  (as), Theresia Philipp (as), Matthew Halpin (ts), Niels Klein (ts), Ole Sinell (bar), Simon Seidl (p), Sandra Hempel  (g), David Helm (db), Fabian Arends (dr), Hendrika Entzian (cond)

    (…) she has now assembled her own 17-piece orchestra of Cologne musicians, with She transfers the dynamically differentiated Modern Jazz of her quartet to a large cast: as a linear network of voices, which condense as if by chance into clusters of sounds.

    http://www.hendrika-entzian.de

     

    Johanna Summer (DE)

    Johanna Summer (p)

    Johanna Summer, german jazz pianist and composer living in Dresden and Berlin, started her piano career at age seven. She took lessons in classical music and was awarded several times at the german federal competition “Jugend musiziert“. (…) Johanna’s work focuses on the encounter of classical music’s fidelity and the spontaneity of jazz.

    http://www.johannasummer.de
    https://www.facebook.com/johannasummer.piano/
    http://www.youtube.com/johannasummer

     

    Nau Trio (DE)

    Henrique Gomide (p), Jean Cammas (db), Antoine Duijkers (dr, perc)

    “Nau Trio is definitely a jazz trio and not just a world-music band. The rhythmic variety meets Western jazz harmonies. This creates a rhythm-driven jazz with great melodic ideas.“ (nrwjazz.net)

    www.facebook.com/nautriomusic

     

    NIAQUE (DE)

    Stefan Karl Schmid (sax), Philipp Brämswig (g), David Helm (db), Fabian Arends (dr)

    The clear, vocal themes of her compositions are counteracted by rhythmically always surprising movements and naturally flow into extensive improvisations. “Everything about this music appears to be well-dosed, skillful, balanced. And yet never lifeless, but lovingly elaborated, filed, sanded and colored. “(Jazzthetik)

    http://www.stefankarlschmid.net/
    http://www.philippbraemswig.com/projects
    https://www.facebook.com/Philipp-Br%C3%A4mswig-204140293270659/
    https://www.facebook.com/stefankarl.schmid  

     

    The True Harry Nulz

    Nils Fischer (bcl), Siegmar Brecher (bcl), David Koch (g), Julian Adam Pajzs (g), Samuel Huwyler (b-g), Dominik Mahnig (dr), Valentin Schuster (dr)

    „The true Harry Nulz“ merges „Edi Nulz“ and „The great Harry Hillman“. Both bands are very active working bands since many years. (…) The thrill of the line-up is resulting out of a doubling-effect: two bass clarinets, two guitars, two drum sets and an electric bass as the basis provide clever arrangements, unison-stereo effects and improvisational outbursts.

    http://www.thegreatharryhillman.ch/
    http://www.edi-nulz.com/

     

    Tilo Weber Quartet „Four Fauns”

    Tilo Weber (dr); Richard Koch (tpt), Claudio Puntin (cl), James Banner (db)

    Jazz standards are played backwards and preludes for fugue-like ballads are improvised. The quartet (…) thus presents contemporary jazz that is not avant-garde at the price of emotional coldness and does without clichés.

    https://www.facebook.com/tiloweberofficial
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQYWFcB5jT02K7zD0ptb-5Q

     

    Tobias Meinhart – BERLIN PEOPLE (DE)

    Tobias Meinhart (ts, EWI), Ludwig Hornung (p), Tom Berkmann (db), Mathias Ruppnig (dr)

    „Germany’s biggest talent on the saxophone.” (JazzThing) – „Bursting with power and full of nuances.” (Jazzthetik)

    www.tobiasmeinhart.com
    www.facebook.com/tobiasmeinhartmusic
    www.instagram.com/toby_mh

     

    Overseas Night

    Badi Assad (BR)

    Badi Assad (g, voc)

     “She skilfully mixes Musica Popular Brasileira with jazz, electronics and pop. The result is exciting, original and up to date. A direct hit.” (Nürnberger Nachrichten)

    http://badiassad.com/en/
    https://www.facebook.com/badiassad

     

    Connie Han Trio (US)

    Connie Han (p), Ivan Taylor (db),Bill Wysaske (dr)

    Jazziz Magazine claims, „Han has been labeled a rising star and rightfully so ­– she’s an intriguing artist with mastery over her instrument as well as a deft bandleader. Given the maturity and brilliance she demonstrates on ,CRIME ZONE‘, perhaps ‘rising’ could be dropped from that designation.”

    http://www.conniehan.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/conniehanjazz
    https://www.instagram.com/conniehanjazz/?hl=en

     

    ESCALANDRUM (AR)

    Daniel Piazzolla (dr, direc), Nicolas Guerschberg (p), Mariano Sivori (db), Damian Fogiel (ts),

    Gustavo Musso (ss, as), Martin Pantyrer (bcl)

    Daniel „Pipi“ Piazzolla started ESCALANDRUM (Jazz – ARG) in 1999. The group’s name is a portmanteau of „Escalandrún“ (a species of shark which „Pipi“ fishes with his father Daniel – hobby started by his grandfather Astor Piazzolla) and „drum“.

    www.escalandrum.com
    https://www.facebook.com/escalandrum/
    https://www.instagram.com/escalandrum/

     

    Etuk Ubong + The Etuk’s Philosophy (NG)

    Etuk Ubong (tpt), tba

    Drawing inspiration from the jazz greats, afrobeat, highlife and ekombi, he adds that the sounds of the elements water, wind and fire inspire him, which is why he calls his music ‘Earth Music’. His compositions reflect his heritage and life philosophy of goodwill, peace and love to humanity. “A fresh new voice in the international jazz scene” (London Jazz News)

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/Etuk-ubong-555804934555097/
    https://earth-agency.com/artists/etuk-ubong/

     

    Faraj Suleiman Trio (PSE/FR)

    Faraj Suleiman (p), Côme Aguiar (b), Baptiste de Chabaneix (dr)

    Faraj Suleiman is a Palestinian a composer and pianist. His music is strongly influenced by Arabic/Eastern melodies and rhythms. He often incorporates those scales and modalities in his compositions. In addition to being inspired by his Arabic culture, he is also influenced by Jazz traditions.

    https://www.farajsuleiman.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/Faraj.Suleiman.music/

     

    Melissa Aldana (US/CL)

    Melissa Aldana (ts), Pablo Menares (db), Kush Abadey (dr), Sam Harris (p)

    In 2013, aged 24, (Aldana) was the first female musician and the first South American musician to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, in which her father had been a semi-finalist in 1991. (…) Reporting her win, the Washington Post described Aldana as representing “a new sense of possibility and direction in jazz“.

    https://www.melissaaldana.net/
    https://www.facebook.com/melissa.aldana.3958/
    https://www.instagram.com/melissaaldanasax/

     

    Ron Minis Trio (IL)

    Ron Minis (p), Bar Filipowicz (b), Tom Bollig (dr)

    (On YouTube) he demonstrated how a piano can be used as a guitar and become a new playground

    for musical adventures, combining state of the art technology and sound effects. (…) Now, for

    the first time, Ron is delivering this wild spectacle to the live stage.

    https://www.youtube.com/ronminis
    https://www.facebook.com/ronminisproject
    https://epk.ronminis.com

     

    SooJin Suh Chordless Quartet (KR)

    Daniel Ko (as), Sunjae Lee (ts), Younghoo Kim (db), Soojin Suh (dr)

    Chordless quartet is (SooJin Suhs) 2nd group as a leader. The whole theme of this project is about freedom and space. For this purpose, she put a band without harmonic instruments like piano and guitar so that she can explore the harmony, space, and range more freely.

    http://soojinsuhmusic.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/soodrums/

     

    European Jazz Meeting

    Camilla George (GB)

    Camilla George (sax), Daniel Casimir (db), Sarah Tandy (p), Rod Youngs (dr)

    (Camilla’s) music is a hypnotizing blend of Afrofuturism, hip hop and jazz. Camilla’s music is politically minded and heavily linked with African history and slavery in particular.

    https://twitter.com/Camilla_sax
    http://www.camillageorge.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/camillageorgeband/

     

    Guy Salamon Group (NL)

    Guy Salamon (dr), Alistair Payne (tpt), Ian Cleaver (tpt), José Soares (as), Hristo Goleminov (ts), Teis Semey (g), Youngwoo Lee (p), Brodie Jarvie (db)

    The award winning Guy Salamon Group is one of the most notable emerging bands in the new Dutch jazz scene. (…) Ever since their first performances in early 2018, the (band) has made a strong impression on both the national and international scenes, rapidly becoming an integral part of major jazz events.

    https://www.guysalamon.com
    https://www.facebook.com/GuySalamonMusic/

     

    JULIA BIEL (GB)

    Julia Biel (p, voc)

    “The best British vocalist to emerge in an age“. (The Independent) “Her awe-inspiring voice and melancholic sensuality captivated the audience right from her very first note and did not let go over the full one and a half hours of an impressively spell-binding performance.“ (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

    http://www.handshake-booking.com/de/artists/julia-biel/
    http://www.juliabiel.com
    https://www.facebook.com/juliabielmusic/?ref=page internal

     

    KAMA Kollektiv (NL)

    Kirsi-Marja Harju (tpt, voc, mbira), Jetse de Jong (p), Jonathan Nagel (db), Joe Korach (dr)

    (Kirsi-Marja Kiki“ Harju) tells stories – some in Finnish, some in English – about love and transformation, forests and animals, small everyday pleasures, and a mystical, romantic view of nature. The music is a mesmerizing mixture of jazz, Scandinavian folk and indie pop.

    https://kamakollektiv.com
    https://www.facebook.com/kamakollektiv/
    https://www.instagram.com/kamakollektiv/

     

    Kasia Pietrzko Trio (PL)

    Kasia Pietrzko (p), Andrzej Święs (db), Piotr Budniak (dr)

     The artist has been nominated for a Fryderyk Award in 2018, in the Debut of The Year category, and is ranked as the second New Hope in the monthly Jazz Forum. (…) In the opinion of distinguished Polish jazz musicians, she is characterized by her improviser’s instinct, harmonic imagination and tonal creativity.

    https://www.facebook.com/KasiaPietrzkoMusic/
    http://kasiapietrzko.com/en/main/
    https://www.instagram.com/kasiapietrzko/?hl=pl

     

    Kristina Barta Event Horizon

    Kristina Barta (p), Jan Feco (db), Marek Urbanek (dr), Nela Dusova (sax), Krystof Tomecek (g)

    (The) Project Event Horizon is an original trio enriched with guitar and saxophone. This band plays original contemporary creative jazz, reflecting on Kristina’s earlier classical music studies with an emphasis on melodies, modern rhythms and electronic elements.

    https://kristinabarta.com/project-event-horizon
    https://www.facebook.com/kristinabarta/

     

    LRK Trio (RU)

    Evgeny Lebedev (p), Anton Revnyuk (b), Ignat Kravtsov (dr)

    LRK Trio are very modern in their sound – the way they play and sound is unmistakably 21st century; but they never let their listener forget that they come from a distinctive, globally influential musical culture of their native country, incorporated in the global music scene and yet distinctly original and recognizable.

    https://www.lrktrio.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/LRKtrio/
    https://www.instagram.com/lrktrio/

     

    Luzia von Wyl Ensemble (CH)

    Luzia von Wyl (p),  Amin Mokdad (fl), Nicola Katz (cl), Marcel Lüscher (bcl), Maurus Conte (bsn), Vincent Millioud (vl), Jonas Iten (clo), André Pousza (db), Cédric Gyger (mba), Lionel Friedli (dr)

     “As a composer, the Swiss woman has her very own Handwriting – so convincing, stirring and delightful, that comparisons are superfluous.” (Jazzthethik)

    http://luziavonwyl.com
    http://luziavonwylensemble.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/luziavonwylensemble/

     

    Macha Gharibian (FR)

    Macha Gharibian (p, voc), Chris Jennings (db), Dré Pallemaerts (dr)

    Classically trained on the piano from an early age, singer, songwriter, performer, and a bold composer for the theater and cinema, Macha Gharibian has achieved a natural blend of all (…) influences mixing jazz, Armenian folk songs and other non-Western traditions in which she has forged her own style that is urban, crossover and modern.

    https://www.instagram.com/machagharibian/
    https://www.facebook.com/gharibian.macha/

     

    Nefertiti Quartet (FR)

    Delphine Deau (p). Camille Maussion (saxs), Pedro Ferreira (db), Pierre Demange (dr)

    With a common instrumental form, the quartet manages to find its originality through its compositions that combine polyrhythm and groove. All written by the pianist Delphine Deau, the tunes are mainly influenced by North American Jazz, with a large space for improvisation and interaction between the musicians.

    https://www.facebook.com/nefertitiquartet/
    https://www.instagram.com/nefertitiquartet/?fbclid=IwAR0-ZwD80OJX6ONnp93JvYCB3UzwH3 vTVCCQf4EIuUQjRPX4KVtzfGz7AU
    https://nefertitiquartet.com/

     

    Red Kite (DK/GB)

    Antoine Berjeaut (tpt), Ross Hughes (bcl), Hannes Riepler (g), Esben Tjalve (p, key), Adrian Christensen (db), Tim Giles (dr)

    From cinematic meditative soundscapes to groovy noir tunes the structure of the music allows for the improvised parts to interact and co-exist with the written (…). The music cannot really be defined by genre. “Pleasingly melodic but also deeply rhythmic, easily digestible yet subtly challenging, and just full of good ideas allied to exemplary playing.” (The Jazz Mann)

    http://esbentjalve.com

     

    Rembrandt Frerichs Trio (NL)

    Rembrandt Frerichs (p), Tony Overwater (ac-bg), Vinsent Planjer (dr)

    Rembrandt Frerichs Trio is internationally known for its high profile collaborations that have given jazz new directions. Labeled groundbreaking by the press is the album with Kayhan Kalhor “It’s still autumn“. “One of the highlights of the North Sea Jazz Festival” (Jazzism).

    http://www.rembrandtfrerichs.nl
    https://www.facebook.com/Rembrandt.Jazzpianist
    https://www.instagram.com/rembrandt_pianist_composer/

     

    Sun-Mi Hong Quintet (NL)

    Nicolo Ricci (ts), Alistair Payne (tpt), Young-Woo Lee (p), Alessandro Fongaro (db), Sun-Mi Hong (dr)

     With a keen interest in Korean Traditional Music, she is influenced by the percussions of her country. Alongside this, her compositional style is influenced by Impressionistic Classical Music. In short, Sun-Mi offers up an entirely original and extremely relevant artistic output.

    http://www.sunmihong.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/drummersunmihong/
    https://www.instagram.com/_sun_music/

    Synesthetic 4 (AT)

    Vincent Pongrácz (cl), Peter Rom (g), Manuel Mayr (b), Andreas Lettner (dr)

    An important part of their music are complex but catchy rhythms that originate from hip hop, contemporary groove and electronic music (…) “Dada-Rap“ and abstractly folkloristic melodies that are sometimes inspired by Olivier Messiaen harmonies are meant to leave a humoristic or even bizarre impression on the listener. “Less well known but more groundbreaking … pushed the boundary between Rap and Scat” (Jazzjournal)

    https://www.synesthetic4.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/Synesthetic-Octet-Synesthetic-4-266797033481999/

     

    Théo Ceccaldi Trio (FR)

    Theo Ceccaldi (vln), Valentin Ceccaldi (cl), Guillaume Aknine (g)

    The trio works with original compositions “under the influence” and revisited big classics associated with the great gipsy guitarist. With ist unorthodox orchestration (amplified guitar, cello …), the ensemble shifted towards a new form of “chamber jazz“ (…) while using all the expected attributes of gypsy jazz (rhythmic energy, melodic grandiosity) amplifying its virtue and modernizing its codes.

    https://www.instagram.com/theoceccaldi/?hl=fr
    https://www.facebook.com/theoceccaldimusique/
    http://www.theoceccaldi.com/projets/theo-ceccaldi-trio/

     

    Torun Eriksen (NO)

    Torun Eriksen (voc, p), Kjetil Dalland (el-b), Eivind Fossnes Dahl (sound)

    Torun (…) has since (her debut) made her mark as a unique voice, with an ever-growing audience on the Norwegian and international music stages. Fall 2018, Torun released her sixth solo album (which) received accolades in the Norwegian and German press, with critics describing it (…) “A Musical gem“ (Jazz Podium).

    https://www.toruneriksen.no/
    https://www.facebook.com/torunsongs/
    https://www.instagram.com/Toruneriksen/

     

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  • LEBEN UND TOD Freiburg | 10.05.2019

    Erfolgskonzept wird ausgeweitet

    Mit ihrer Mischung aus Fachkongress und begleitender Messe ist die LEBEN UND TOD bis heute deutschlandweit einzigartig. Dank ihrer lebensbejahenden Atmosphäre, ihrem vielseitigen Angebot für Fach- und Privatbesucher, ...

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    LEBEN UND TOD ab Herbst 2020 auch in der Messe Freiburg

    Mit ihrer Mischung aus Fachkongress und begleitender Messe ist die LEBEN UND TOD bis heute deutschlandweit einzigartig. Dank ihrer lebensbejahenden Atmosphäre, ihrem vielseitigen Angebot für Fach- und Privatbesucher, prominenten Gästen und hochkarätigen Experten hat sich die Veranstaltung bundesweit Anerkennung erarbeitet. „Dieser Zuspruch hat uns dazu bewogen, nach zehn Jahren neue Wege zu gehen“, sagt Hans Peter Schneider, Geschäftsführer der Messe Bremen. Ab Oktober 2020 wird die Veranstaltung daher zusätzlich in Freiburg stattfinden. Das verkündete Schneider am Freitagmorgen, 10. Mai, gemeinsam mit Thomas Arabin, Abteilungsleiter Messe bei der Messe Freiburg, im Rahmen der Eröffnung der 10. LEBEN UND TOD.

    „Damit findet erstmals eine Eigenveranstaltung der Messe Bremen dauerhaft an einem zweiten Standort statt“, so Schneider weiter. „Ein Kongressprogramm, zwei Termine – damit können wir unser Einzugsgebiet deutlich vergrößern und Interessierten aus ganz Deutschland und den angrenzenden deutschsprachigen Nachbarländern Zugang zu den Veranstaltungsthemen bieten.“ Die Nachfrage ist groß, weiß Bereichsleiterin Andrea Rohde von der Messe Bremen: „Wir wurden immer wieder von anderen Messestandorten, Institutionen und Fachteilnehmern angesprochen. Gemeinsam mit der Messe Freiburg können wir nun auf die Bedarfe reagieren und diesen wichtigen Themen auch in Süddeutschland den nötigen Raum geben.“

    „Und das Konzept der LEBEN UND TOD passt zu Freiburg“, sagt Thomas Arabin. „Die Menschen hier haben eine sehr lebensbewusste Einstellung und ein großes Interesse an der Thematik. Zudem sind sich die beiden Standorte in ihrer Struktur und Größe sehr ähnlich. In diesem Kontext macht die Durchführung der Veranstaltung in Freiburg absolut Sinn.“

    Die nächste LEBEN UND TOD findet am Freitag und Samstag, 8. und 9. Mai 2020, in Bremen sowie am Freitag und Samstag, 23. und 24. Oktober 2020, erstmals in Freiburg statt.

    Mehr Infos unter www.leben-und-tod.de
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  • jazzahead! | 08.11.2019

    jazzahead!: European Cultural Brand of the Year 2019

    jazzahead!’s innovative combination of an annual trade fair with a culture festival makes it unique in the world. On Thursday, 7 November 2019, it received the award as European Kulturmarke (cultural ...

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    Award citation calls trade fair/festival “the must-go event for the jazz sector”

    jazzahead!’s innovative combination of an annual trade fair with a culture festival makes it unique in the world. On Thursday, 7 November 2019, it received the award as European Kulturmarke (cultural brand) of the Year 2019 at  the award ceremony at the Zollverein in Essen. The European Kulturmarke is one of the highest-profile cultural awards in Europe.

    We were already very pleased just to be shortlisted for the 14th European Kulturmarken Award, commented Messe Bremen’s Managing Director and the founder of jazzahead!, Hans Peter Schneider. But  actually to receive the award constitutes a massive validation of our work.” Sybille Kornitschky who manages jazzahead! says: This award is a remarkable tribute to jazzahead!, which 15 years ago took the bold decision to make jazz the central focus of a music fair for the first time, and since then has developed into a leading global cultural brand.Messe Bremen is now hoping to keep building jazzahead!’s profile further within the European cultural sphere, and also to put in place more international cooperations and partnerships.

    Alongside jazzahead!, the State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Württemberg and the bauhaus 100 anniversary programme also had been nominated for the award. The Bremen event, among other things, impressed the jury with its innovative strength and willingness to take risks, according to the award citation. “That’s why people say ,Jazz we can‘, remarked Rolf Rische, head of the Culture/Living section of broadcaster Deutsche Welle DW, in his speech at the event. jazzahead!, he said, is the must-go event for the jazz industry and once a year turns Bremen into the jazz metropolis of the world.

    The 42 members of the jury from the culture, business and media worlds praised jazzahead! for the way it has managed and developed its cultural profile through consistent and sustainable brand management. Since 2006, the event has gathered together the international jazz scene in Bremen every year for four days in April. Initially it established itself as a trade fair and industry gathering for the national and international jazz scene, including 40 showcase concerts. A festival with a partner country programme and CLUBNIGHT were then added in 2011. The brand has also built a solid foundation and recognition in its region, its latest offspring being jazzahead! feat., which involves promoting concerts throughout the year.

    2020 will mark jazzahead!’s 15th anniversary, with the culture festival marking its tenth birthday. In recognition of this double anniversary, the event focuses for the first time on a partner country from overseas: Canada. The fair will take place from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 April, and the festival will begin on Friday, 17 April.

    The Kulturmarken Award was launched in 2006 by the Berlin-based cultural brands and sponsorship company Causales. For this year’s edition, the specialist jury received a total of 105 applications from Germany, France, the Netherlands, Croatia, Lithuania, Austria, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. Awards were made in a total of eight different categories.

    More information: www.jazzahead.de/en

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    E-Mail: zimmermann@messe-bremen.de; Internet: www.messe-bremen.de

     

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  • jazzahead! | 29.10.2019

    Global stars from Canada to perform at jazzahead! 2020

    In April 2020 Bremen’s jazzahead! trade fair will be 15 years old – and the annual festival which happens alongside it will have its tenth edition. This double anniversary is a cause ...

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    Gala with Rufus Wainwright; festival opening features Laila Biali and Tanya Tagaq

    In April 2020 Bremen’s jazzahead! trade fair will be 15 years old – and the annual festival which happens alongside it will have its tenth edition. This double anniversary is a cause for celebration: two Canadian singers, both with major international profiles, Laila Biali and Tanya Tagaq will give the opening concert of the culture festival on Friday, 17 April, at the Theater am Goetheplatz. Canadian artist Rufus Wainwright will perform at the jazzahead! gala concert at Bremen’s concert hall Die Glocke on Friday, 24 April.

    Laila Biali, an award-winning singer/songwriter and pianist, will be performing in Bremen. As recently as this spring she received a Juno Award for her latest album ‟Laila Biali”. The Junos are the Canadian equivalent of the US Grammys. The Washington Times has described the singer/pianist’s musical cosmos as “masterfully mix[ing] jazz and pop, bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are concise and catchy.”

    In the second part of the concert evening, the singer will be Tanya Tagaq. She is one of the most important representatives of the Inuit, an original people of Canada, and is also one of Canada’s most original and celebrated artists. “She has practically rediscovered the long-lost throat-singing of the Inuit, and has developed her completely independent form of it, with wide-ranging influences from pop music, traditional singing, rap and beatboxing,” says Peter Schulze, one of the artistic directors of jazzahead! “She is a performer of tremendous urgency and intensity and always sings with full physical commitment.” Tanya Tagaq toured the world with Björk in 2001 and received the Polaris Music Prize for her album “Animism” in 2014.

    jazzahead!’s gala  concert has singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright as its star. Rufus Wainwright is highly esteemed and acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, and will be celebrating the German premiere of his new album, being released worldwide in 2020. Wainwright has released numerous pop albums, set sonnets by William Shakespeare to music for a play by playwright Robert Wilson, and has also completed two operas. The award-winning musician also contributed music to various blockbuster movies such as “Brokeback Mountain” and “Shrek”. Elton John once described Wainwright as “the greatest songwriter on the planet.”

    Since 2006, jazzahead!  has gathered the international jazz scene together annually at Messe Bremen for the trade fair and festival, and since 2011 has put a particular focus each year on a new partner country. Next year, the trade fair will take place from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 April. The Festival begins earlier, on Friday 17 April. In this year of anniversaries, Canada will become the first jazzahead! partner country from beyond the borders of Europe.

    Tickets for all jazzahead! and festival events are available at nordwest-ticket.de/ or online at www.jazzahead.de

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