Bremen: jazzahead! 2016 Showcases

40 Bands from 16 Ländern have been selected for the jazzahead! showcase festival

The four juries selecting the jazzahead! showcase program had, once again, a lot on their hands: 587 bands from 43 submitted their application. This is an increase of 26% compared to the previous year. 40 bands from 16 countries made it into the final jury selection. These bands will present themselves on the three stages of Exhibition Center Bremen and Kulturzentrum Schlachthof at jazzahead! (21 - 24 April, 2016).

Showcase Program with Surprises and High Quality

On 21 April, the showcase program begins with the partner country of jazzahead! 2016: The Swiss Night features eight bands proving how exciting jazz sounds in Germany’s neighboring country. “The Swiss applications have revealed very clearly that there is a superb, though as yet not well-known in Europe, jazz scene. The large number of excellent piano trios is particularly remarkable. The tradition of the Swiss drummers also lives on significantly in the Swiss jazz scene.” says jury member Ulrich Beckerhoff. In addition to the stylistic standards of international jazz, subtle humor and highly individual forms of musical expression are found in Switzerland again and again. The afternoon of 22 April will focus on Germany when eight bands present jazz made in Germany at the German Jazz Expo showcases. Once again, the German jazz scene displayed its high level of international quality in the applications received. They reflect stylistic diversity as well as tremendous competence in musical expressiveness and individuality. This year, the high number of top quality international trumpeters is remarkable. The organizer is convinced that the bands selected by the jury would be highly suitable to inspire a new audience for this type of music in addition to the traditional jazz audience.

The evening of 22 April continues with the Overseas Night with bands representing jazz from outside Europe. Five of the eight bands are from the U.S. − a novelty compared to previous jazzahead! years. This indicates that a showcase at jazzahead! is becoming increasingly attractive for bands from the U.S. too. More than a third of the applications were submitted from the U.S. Visitors can also look forward to bands from South Africa, Columbia and Canada. The program is highly diverse: Ranging from two outstanding piano trios to world music with the Two Rivers Ensemble of Amir ElSaffar to the salsa band of trumpeter Maite Hontele.

On Saturday, 23 April 2016, over the course of the afternoon and evening, jazzahead! will feature a total of 16 bands from Europe taking the stage at the European Jazz Meeting. “Groove versus boredom, playful versus cerebral, tradition with a wink. Freeom and confidence in handling musical standards.” this is how Peter Schulze, jury member, describes this year's program selection. The variety of the ensembles is impressive; the line between solo and accompaniment is becoming increasingly blurred. There is no impossible combination, from duo with trombone and piano (Nils Wogram and Bojan Z) to four clarinets without accompaniment to two big bands (which could not be more different).

Line-up
Swiss Night
21. April 2016; 20:00-00:30

Christoph Irniger Pilgrim
http://www.jazzhalo.be/reviews/concert-reviews/pilgrim-brengt-prikkelende-euro-jazz/

Colin Vallon Trio
http://colinvallon.com/logicio/client/colinvallon/page.php?page_id=trio&lang_iso639=en
http://www.colinvallon.com/logicio/client/colinvallon/intro.php
http://www.colinvallon.com/logicio/client/colinvallon/page.php?page_id=musique&lang_iso639=fr
https://www.youtube.com/user/ColinVallonTrio

Elina Duni Quartet
http://elinaduni.com/de
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4IMjRyQJYw

Julian Sartorius
http://juliansartorius.com/
http://juliansartorius.com/video/
http://www.srf.ch/sendungen/reflexe/monatsgast-kultur-im-juni-julian-sartorius


Luca Sisera (c) Ralph Kuehne

Luca Sisera ROOFER
http://lucasisera.com/
http://lucasisera.com/media/

Plaistow
https://www.facebook.com/plaistowmusic/
http://www.plaistow.cc/#music

pommelHORSE
https://www.facebook.com/pommelhorse
http://www.pommelhorse.ch/?en#20-News

Weird Beard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF83sK5PLwQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8lnI0REE3I

German Jazz Expo
22. April 2016, ab 14:00-18:00

Frederik Köster / Die Verwandlung
http://www.frederikkoester.de/
http://www.frederikkoester.de/?page_id=12

Hanno Busch Trio
http://hannobusch.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e25d0eMn7E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXj0QeOhcKE

Matthias Lindermayr Quintett
http://www.matthiaslindermayr.de/
https://soundcloud.com/matthias-lindermayr

NICOLE JO
http://www.jazzhalo.be/reviews/cd-reviews/n/nicole-johaenntgen-moncaup/


Pablo Held Trio (c) Steve Brookland

Pablo Held Trio
http://www.pabloheld.com/
http://www.pabloheld.com/#medien

phishbacher trio
http://www.walterfischbacher.com/phishbacher/

Rebecca Trescher Ensemble 11
http://rebeccatrescher.com/
http://rebeccatrescher.com/#musik

Subtone
http://www.subtone.eu/home.html

Overseas Night
22. April 2016, 20:00-01:00

Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers Ensemble (USA)
http://www.amirelsaffar.com/

Bokani Dyer (South Africa)
http://www.bokanidyer.com/


Hadar Noiberg (c) Aline Fournier

Hadar Noiberg (USA)
http://hadarnoiberg.com/
http://hadarnoiberg.com/videos/

Kevin Hays 'New Day' Trio (USA)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxVpUnkcIS0

Laila Biali (Canada)
http://www.lailabiali.com/music/
https://www.youtube.com/user/lailabiali

Maite Hontele (Colombia)
http://www.maitehontele.com/


Omer Avital (c) Youri Lenquette

Omer Avital (USA)
http://omeravital.com/

The Aaron Diehl Trio (USA)
http://www.aarondiehl.com/

European Jazz Meeting
23. April 2016; 14:00-18:00 und 20:00-00:00

Bojan Z & Nils Wogram (France/Germany)
http://www.jazzhalo.be/interviews/nils-wogram-interview-with-the-trombone-player/
http://www.jazzhalo.be/reviews/cd-reviews/n/nils-wogram-nostalgia/

Carlos Bica & Azul (Portugal)
http://www.carlosbica.de/index2.html


Dans Dans (c) Philippe Werkers

Dans Dans (Belgium)
https://www.facebook.com/dans3dans
http://www.bestov.be/content/dans-dans-0


Khalife Schuhmacher (c) Marie Stagg

Khalifé Schumacher Tristano (Luxembourg)
http://www.pascalschumacher.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSgiTv75aRc

LABtrio (Belgium)
https://labtrio.wordpress.com/about/
https://labtrio.wordpress.com/media-2/
http://thefindmag.com/interviews/interview-labtrio/

Led Bib (United Kingdom)
https://www.facebook.com/ledbib
http://www.ledbib.com/

Laura Jurd DINOSAUR (United Kingdom)
https://www.facebook.com/laurajurdmusician
http://www.laurajurd.com/
http://www.laurajurd.com/#!dinosaur/chd6

Mario Rom's INTERZONE (Austria)
http://www.laubrecords.com/interzone/
http://www.laubrecords.com/interzone/music-videos/

Mette Henriette (Norway)
http://www.mettehenriette.com/
https://soundcloud.com/mettehenriette

MINAFRIC ORCHESTRA + FARAUALLA (Italy)
http://www.minafrasprod.com/pinominafra/minafric/

Mopo (Finland)
http://jazzfinland.fi/band/mopo

Oddarrang (Finland)
http://jazzfinland.fi/band/oddarrang
http://www.olavilouhivuori.com/
http://www.olavilouhivuori.com/oddarrang/
P.L.I.N.T. Pablo Lapidusas International Trio (Portugal)
http://pablolapidusas.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b56gI-Y81Jk

Shalosh (Israel)
http://www.shalosh.net/about
http://www.shalosh.net/video/

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Ole Morten Vågan (Norway)
http://olemortenvagan.com/biography
http://www.trondheimjazzorchestra.no/
https://soundcloud.com/trondheim-jazz-orchestra/hvilken-lat-ska-vi-inte-spela-nu
http://www.jazzhalo.be/reviews/cd-reviews/m/marius-neset-trondheim-jazz-orchestra-lion/

Woody Black 4 (Austria)
http://woodyblack4.com/

Tickets to jazzahead! Festival 2016

Pre-Sale Offices
Ticket-Service in der Glocke Bremen
(+49 421/ 33 66 99)
http://www.glocke.de/de/Home

Nordwest Ticket
(+49 421/36 36 36)
http://www.nordwest-ticket-server.de/online/index.php3?shopid=209&language=2

CTS Eventim
(+49 421/35 36 37)
at  WESER KURIER Pressehaus Bremen
http://www.eventim.de/tickets.html?affiliate=TUG&fun=search&action=search&doc=search%2Fsearch&detailadoc=erdetaila&detailbdoc=evdetailb&kudoc=artist&sort_by=score&sort_direction=desc&fuzzy=yes&suchbegriff=jazzahead

DAY TICKETS - SHOWCASES (excl. access to the trade fair)
Thu., 21.04. – Sat., 23.04.2016, jazzahead! SHOWCASES PASS
40 showcase concerts: Swiss Night, German Jazz Expo, Overseas Night, European Jazz Meeting; Kulturzentrum Schlachthof & Exhibition Hall 7
Ticket entitles the holder to purchase the clubnight-ticket at the reduced price on site.
PRICES 125€ reg. / 100€ red.

Fri., 22.04.2016, jazzahead! SHOWCASES FRIDAY
German Jazz Expo: 8 concerts with German bands (á 30min); Kulturzentrum Schlachthof & Exhibition Hall 7 (alternating); beginning 14.00 h

Overseas Night: 8 concerts with bands from outside of Europe (á 30min); Kulturzentrum Schlachthof & Exhibition Hall 7 (alternating); beginning 20.00 h
PRICES 50€ reg. / 40€ red.

Sat., 23.04.2016, jazzahead! SHOWCASES SATURDAY
European Jazz Meeting DAY: 8 concerts with European bands (á 30min); Kulturzentrum Schlachthof & Exhibition Hall 7 (alternating); beginning 14.00 h

European Jazz Meeting NIGHT: 8 concerts with European bands (á 30min); Kulturzentrum Schlachthof & Exhibition Hall 7 (alternating); beginning 20.00 h
Ticket entitles the holder to purchase the clubnight-ticket at the reduced price on site.
PRICES 50€ reg. / 40€ red.

SINGLE TICKETS - SHOWCASES (excl. access to the trade fair)
Thu., 21.04.2016, jazzahead! SWISS NIGHT
8 concerts with Swiss bands (á 30min); Kulturzentrum Schlachthof & Exhibition Hall 7 (alternating); beginning 20.00 h
PRICES 30€ reg. / 24€ red.

Fri., 22.04.2016, jazzahead! GERMAN JAZZ EXPO
8 concerts with German bands (á 30min); Kulturzentrum Schlachthof & Exhibition Hall 7 (alternating); beginning 14.00 h
PRICES 30€ reg. / 24€ red.

Fri., 22.04.2016, jazzahead! OVERSEAS NIGHT
8 concerts with bands from outside of Europe (á 45min); Kulturzentrum Schlachthof & Exhibition Hall 7 (alternating); beginning 20.00 h
PRICES 30€ reg. / 24€ red.

Sat., 23.04.2016, jazzahead! EUROPEAN JAZZ MEETING DAY
8 concerts with European bands (á 30min); Kulturzentrum Schlachthof & Exhibition Hall 7 (alternating); beginning 14.00 h
PRICES 30€ reg. / 24€ red.
8 concerts with European bands (á 30min); Kulturzentrum Schlachthof & Exhibition Hall 7 (alternating); beginning 20.00 h
PRICES 30€ reg. / 24€ red.

SPECIAL TICKETS
jazzahead! meets GLOCKE JAZZnights
Fri., 22.04.2016, jazzahead! GALA CONCERT
Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin // Andreas Schaerer’s Hildegard lernt fliegen
Die Glocke Großer Saal, beginning 20.00 h
PRICES  48€ | 40€ | 34€ | 28€ / red. -20%

Sat., 23.04.2016, jazzahead! CLUBNIGHT incl. public transportation*
in more than 30 Bremen clubs (excl. Schlachthof); beginning 17.00-ca. 05.00
Access depending on the locations’ capacities
PRICES 25€ reg. / 20€ red.
*The use of public transport operated by VBN is included for holders of the jazzahead! clubnight ticket from 23 April 15.00 to 24 April 10.00. In trains only valid in 2. class.
All tickets include booking fees. Reduced ticket prices apply to pupils, students, volunteers working in the Federal Voluntary Service, trainees, the unemployed and the handicapped.

Opening hours 2016

jazzahead! Exhibition Center hall 6 & 7
Exhibition / Daytime Showcases

Thur 21 April 2016: from 03.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m.

Fri 22 April 2016: from 10.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m.

Sat 23 April 2016: From 10.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m.

Sun 24 April 2016: From 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

jazzahead! Kulturzentrum Schlachthof & hall 7
Showcases

Thur 21 April 2016: 8.00 PM to 00:15 AM

Fri 22 April 2016: 02.00 PM to 06.00 PM & 08.00 PM to 00.45 AM

Sat 23 April 2016: 02.00 PM to 06.00 PM & 08.00 PM to 00.00 AM

As a regular visitor to jazzahead! you can choose between access to the showcase concerts and access to concerts plus trade fair. Tickets can be purchased per day/module or for the whole jazzahead!. The gala concert and other special concerts can be visited with a separate ticket.
All Ticket options can be found on www.jazzahead.de or directly at the pre-sale offices: Nordwest Ticket (phone +49(0)421-363636), Ticket-Service at Glocke Bremen (phone: +49(0)421-336699) and CTS Eventim(phone+49 (0)421-353637).

Of course, you can also buy your tickets on-site at the ticket counter in hall 7 but we suggest purchasing them in advance, especially the single tickets for the showcases because they are occasionally sold out.

As a visitor, you do not get the special benefits of a professional participant, exhibitor or co-exhibitor.

 

http://www.leger.co.uk/blog/best-european-jazz-festivals/


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