Jazzahead 2017

Finland celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2017, so it couldn't be more appropriate to celebrate Finnish jazz at the annual jazzahead! trade fair too. The jazzahead! fair takes place in Bremen, Germany on April 27 - 30, 2017. Every year the event attracts thousands of jazz professionals to get together and present their work and art.

This year Finland is the partner country of the jazzahead! fair organization, and our music and culture has a strong presence in Germany this year in general, thanks to Music Finland's Jazz Aus Finnland project.

Jazz Finland is proud to work side by side with Music Finland in promoting the undisputed artistry and expertize that the Finnish musicians and companies are famous for.  



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Saturday night is for clubbing

The second day of jazzahead! 2017 was yet another success for the Finnish delegates. The opening Thursday was reported to have drawn the biggest audiences ever, and last night’s gala concert starring Iiro Rantala with Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen showed what can be accomplished when jazz, improvisation and classical music shake hands. The Tampere-hosted jam afterparty in the Schlachthof basement really hit the chord after the long showcase day. Both, the musicians and the listeners seemed to enjoy a little break from the business buzz.

 


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The weekly routine of a culti-athlete

What do you call a cultural worker who wears many hats? In Finland we call them "moniottelija", a multi-athlete of culture, in lack of a better word. What is the weekly routine of such a culti-athlete?



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Slavic Soul-Surfing

In this Jazz Finland International series we bring you the people and phenomena around the 2017 jazzahead! trade fair. Finland is the partner country this year and our artists, festivals, projects and companies have a great exposure amongs the international professionals at the fair and festival. Let's take a sneak peek behind the scenes before the bedlam begins on Thursday...


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Hope across the borders

In this Jazz Finland International series we bring you the people and phenomena around the 2017 jazzahead! trade fair. Finland is the partner country this year and our artists, festivals, projects and companies have a great exposure amongs the international professionals at the fair and festival. Let's take a sneak peek behind the scenes before the bedlam begins on Thursday...


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Magic happens amorandomly

In this Jazz Finland International series we bring you the people and phenomena around the 2017 jazzahead! trade fair. Finland is the partner country this year and our artists, festivals, projects and companies have a great exposure amongs the international professionals at the fair and festival. Let's take a sneak peek behind the scenes before the bedlam begins on Thursday...


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Music Finland proudly presents Jazz aus Finnland

Finnish jazz scene is widely presented in this year’s jazzahead! program, from the official opening and showcases to the trade fair, from Gala concert to the Club Night. The country partnership of Finland kicked off with Kultur aus Finnland, a multifaceted cultural festival taking place in the major cultural institutions of Bremen. Music Finland is gathering all the Finnish delegates under one umbrella, so come and visit us at our cozy stand 6B40, or the sofas of the Partner Country Lounge. Welcome, tervetuloa, willkommen!