Denmark at jazzahead!
Danish jazz at the international jazz fair
jazzahead! originally began as a German jazz fair in 2006. Already from the start, the fair received great international support and interest as a meeting place for the European jazz industry. Representing Denmark, JazzDanmark participated from 2007, albeit in a limited format. Ever since, the presence of both jazzahead! and JazzDanmark has grown exponentially and today, the fair is visited by a wide range of the industry from across Europe, as well as many other countries. In 2016, the fair had 15,000 visitors.
From 2011, an annual partnering country has been selected for jazzahead! In 2014, Denmark was selected as the year’s partnering country, where JazzDanmark presented some highlights from the Danish jazz scene, such as Ibrahim Electric, Blood Sweat Drum+Bass, and Girls in Airports.
Since 2015, JazzDanmark has arranged an “off-event” - a showcase at a nearby hotel, which has quickly become a popular event, attracting many people from the music industry. The showcase presents a line of Danish acts under the banner “Danish Clubnight".
In 2022 JazzDanmark moved its clubnight to Lila Eule, known as the oldest jazz club in Bremen, with a showcase of 4 Danish artists supported by Neustart.
In 2023, the Danish showcase takes place at Lila Eule where 4 acts are presented: Lis Wessberg Yellow Map, Marie Mørck Quartet, Abekejser and Mokomizik.