Every year in April, jazzahead! turns Bremen into the most important meeting place for the international jazz scene. This year’s fair will happen in hybrid form, from April 28th to May 1st. The trade fair will also feature an integrated showcase festival. Approximately 40 bands from 18 countries will hit the stage. From Austria, the quartet J.D.HIVE will be part of the European Jazz Meeting showcase program, and, as always Austrian companies, artists and organizations will be represented at the fair. Read on for more info.
The 11th anniversary of the festival will be celebrated over four days and with a program that celebrates music and culture, and brings the international jazz community together for invigorating exchange and experience.
J.D. Hive (AT)
“Classical chamber jazz of the highest quality; ECM-worthy” wrote Mary James of London Jazz News upon hearing Austrian violinist Johannes Dickbauer’s quartet performance at the 2020 Seifert Jazz Violin Competition, from which he emerged as joint top prizewinner. J.D.Hive is his quartet with Sebastian Schneider, Andreas Waelti and András Dés. Vienna-born, Curtis (Philadelphia)-trained, and a founder member of radio.string.quartet.vienna, Dickbauer ‘s musical vocabulary is characterised by an unmistakable spirit of adventure – playfully fusing classical, folk, jazz and rock elements. The band’s debut album will be released on Traumton in May 2022.
SHOWTIME: April 29th, 21:30
The Showcase FESTIVAL 2022
40 bands from Germany, Europe and overseas have been chosen from all applications by the international juries and will be invited to play their Showcase concert live in Bremen.
In 2022, the Showcase Festival consists of:
|28 April 2022||Canadian Night|
|29 April 2022||European Jazz Meeting|
|30 April 2022||German Jazz Expo and Overseas Night|
Artists, Companies & Organizations AT the AUstrian Stand 2022
Austria has been represented at the fair since its inception. In 2022 the Austrian pavilion is organized by ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA / AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT AUSTRIA and Austrian Music Export and will present 14 music acts, companies and organisations from the Austrian music industry. We warmly invite you to come and meet us at stand 5D 04.
Meet the Austrian artists, participating companies and Austrian Music Export at the Austrian Stand (5D 04) and catch up with the great variety of music from Austria. Participants from Austria include: AUSTROVINYL, CHRISTIAN MUTHSPIEL & ORJAZZTRA VIENNA, CHRISTOPH PEPE AUER & SESSION WORK RECORDS, CLEMENS ROFNER, DAVID SIX, GLP GEORG LEITNER PRODUCTIONS / PAO RECORDS, INTERNATIONAL JAZZFESTIVAL SAALFELDEN, SAUDADES TOURNEEN, SOUNDDESIGN AUSTRIA / ALESSA RECORDS, to name a few.
The Austrian pavilion at jazzahead! 2022 was designed by Chmara.Rosinke, an international creative studio deciphering delight and delivering design solutions in the context of food and contemporary culture, combining craftsmanship with a conceptual and an ecological approach.