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More information on the Swiss presence at jazzahead!


jazzahead! is the most important trade fair for jazz in Europe. Together with Fondation Suisa and Schweizer Musik Syndikat SMS, Pro Helvetia is responsible for the Swiss presence at the fair.

jazzahead! 2016

Switzerland is the partner country of jazzahead! 2016. Under the motto of «schweizsuissesvizzerasvizra», the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Fondation Suisa and the Schweizer Musik Syndikat (SMS) association are jointly organising Switzerland’s presence at the 11th edition of this prominent trade fair, meeting point and festival for the international jazz scene. From 7 to 24 April, Bremen as host city will be marked by Swiss culture in the form of exhibitions, films, readings, performances – and of course concerts. For the actual opening of the trade fair on 21 April, the «Swiss Night» programme featuring eight Helvetic jazz ensembles will put the spotlight firmly on our country’s jazz scene. On 22 April, the jazzahead! gala concert will see two Swiss bands, «Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin» and «Hildegard Lernt Fliegen» on stage at the renowned «Die Glocke» concert hall.

jazzahead! 2016Festival: 7. – 24.4.2016
Traid fair: 21.4. – 24.4.2016
Swiss NightThursday 21.4.2016
With: Christoph Irniger Pilgrim, Colin Vallon Trio, Elina Duni Quartet, Julian Sartorius, Luca Sisera ROOFER, Plaistow, pommelHORSE, Weird Beard
Gala concertFriday 22.4.2016
Concert hall Die Glocke
With: Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin and Hildegard Lernt Fliegen
Organisation SchweizsuissesvizzerasvizraSwiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Fondation Suisa, Schweizer Musik Syndikat (SMS)
BudgetCHF 150‘000


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