Finnish Jazzahead! opened with a Nordic welcome party

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The 13th edition of the annual Jazzahead! trade fair presents Poland as their partner country. The Finnish companies participate in the fair under the Music Finland umbrella.

The opening Thursday saw eight Polish ensembles showcasing at the Messehalle, and the evening clubs also sported red and white. Music and art from Poland can be found around the city during the weekend.

The blue-and-white jazz professionals on the other hand started the festival with building the country exhibition booth and co-hosting a Nordic invitation-only get-together in the evening. The welcome event boasted with nearly a hundred international jazz professionals, who took the moment to greet old colleagues and to meet new people - and to open the hectic fair weekend in a relaxed atmosphere.