From the media release
The application process for jazzahead! 2014 (April 24 – 27, 2014) has started. Artist proposals can be submitted for the German Jazz Expo (artists from Germany), the Danish Night (jazz from the 2014 partner country: Denmark), the European Jazz Meeting (European jazz formations), and the Overseas Night (jazz from outside of Europe). The application phase ends on October 31st, 2013. As in the past years, applications can solely be submitted via the website www.jazzahead.de. The conditions for applying are also available there. Any questions will be answered by Ms. Julia Marzalla from the jazzahead! team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Four international juries select the 44 showcase bands from all applications. The juries, consisting of important decision makers of the jazz and music scene, such as festival directors, club promoters and media representatives, will hold their final jury conference in early November. Last year, jazzahead! received a total of 267 applications from 26 different countries for the showcase festival.
A performance at jazzahead!’s showcase festival guarantees the bands the attention of an international audience of professionals and decision makers. For the ninth time already, the jazz world meets in Bremen next April – making jazzahead! the forum for the international jazz industry. At this event, bands are booked, contracts made, information exchanged and networks established. “jazzahead! is a great place to introduce a new artist to the international jazz community and to meet colleagues in the world wide jazz community.” says the manager of last year’s showcasing artist Chloe Charles, who left the showcase stage with eleven booking requests from festivals.