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jazzahead! 2023 – Review

The 17th jazzahead! edition was a good one, while the numbers still have room to grow

From 27 to 30 April, the professional jazz world met in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen for the 17th jazzahead! – Europe’s biggest jazz trade event felt like it did before the pandemic, only somehow better. Proximity was a decisive factor here, not only regarding the design of the trade fair and concert halls, but also in terms of interhuman exchange. All the more surprising is the comparison of visitor numbers: With 2,800 professional delegates, jazzahead! exceeded last year’s edition, which was still strongly marked by the pandemic, by only 100 people. There is room for improvement here. However, this did not disturb the exuberant atmosphere.

The ambience was also visibly enjoyed by the 60 or so Swiss participants coming together during the trade fair at the yellow glowing SWISS MUSIC stand. Here, they met their international partners, displayed their promotional material or simply took a breather in between. The platform was offered to them free of charge by the FONDATION SUISA, Pro Helvetia and SONART – Swiss Musicians Association, who were also taking care of the front office.

There was Swiss live music on each of the three trade fair days, too: Sc’ööf, LIUN + The Science Fiction Orchestra and UASSYN delighted, without a shadow of a doubt, numerous international bookers’ ears.

The next jazzahead! is scheduled from 11 to 14 April 2024.

SWISS MUSIC @ jazzahead! 2023 ⎪ Impressions:

Photos: SWISS MUSIC @ jazzahead! 2023 ⎪ by ⓒFONDATION SUISA

jazzahead! 2023 – Register now

27–30 April, Bremen (GER)

SWISS MUSIC @ jazzahead! 2022 ⎪ Photo ⓒMarcel Kaufmann

Register now for the SWISS MUSIC stand and benefit from its many advantages:

From 27 to 30 April 2023, the international professional jazz world is coming together in Bremen again. Three days of trade fair and Europe’s most important showcase festival are waiting for you. Dont miss this opportunity!

All Swiss participants can now sign up as co-exhibitors of the SWISS MUSIC umbrella stand, powered by FONDATION SUISA, Pro Helvetia and SONART – Swiss Musicians Association.

Your major benefits: a discount on your registration fee of EUR 145 instead of EUR 175 (excl. 19% VAT), more visibilty and free use of the stand as a meeting and presentation platform.

And this is how it goes:

  1. Create a user profile or log on:
    Either way click on ENROLL (below)
  2. Sign up as co-exhibitor of the SWISS MUSIC stand:
    Please enter the following information:
    Co-exhibitor of: FONDATION SUISA
    Stand number: 6C10
    Discount code: R1GEMST
    The fee will be reduced to 145,00 EUR (excl. 19% VAT).
  3. Complete registration

After having registered, you can access to:

For questions regarding your registration, please contact
Malena Drela:

For questions regarding the stand, please contact
Marcel Kaufmann:

(In the event of insufficient registrations, FONDATION SUISA and its partners reserve the right to withdraw their support offer at any time up to the fair.)

CLOSING DATE: 13 April 2023