Jazzahead! announced full 2017 showcase

Jazzahead! has announced its full 2017 showcase.

The festival says next year, the four multinational juries, which select the showcase program had a total of 547 bands from 55 countries who submitted entries. Subsequently 40 bands from 19 countries made it through to the official jury selection.

Thw showcase kicks off with a night devoted to partner country: Finland. Eight bands will perform. “The bands comprehensively reflect the variety of the Finnish jazz scene, which is currently enjoying a particularly exciting and powerful phase”, said Mikkomatti Aro, Artistic Director of the Pori JazzFestival and a member of this year’s jury, in a press release.

Other highlights in the German Jazz Expo, with eight bands presenting Jazz Made in Germany; Overseas Night, where bands outside of Europe will present their views on jazz.

Jazzahead takes place from April 27 to 30, in Bremen, Germany.

Full schedule:

Finnish Night
Kari Ikonen Trio
Dalindèo
Raoul Björkenheim eCsTaSy
GOURMET
Tenors of Kalma
VIRTA
Verneri Pohjola Group
Aki Rissanen Trio

European Jazz Meeting
A Novel Of Anomaly: SCHAERER – BIONDINI –KALIMA –NIGGLI (Switzerland)
Broken Brass Ensemble (Netherlands)
Céline Bonacina (France)
Chicuelo – Mezquida (Spain)
David Helbock Trio (Austria)
Eli Degibri Quartet (Israel)
Elliot Galvin Trio (United Kingdom)
Emil Brandqvist Trio (Sweden)
EYM Trio (France)
ILHANERSAHIN’S ISTANBUL SESSIONS (Turkey)
Itamar Borochov (Israel)
João Barradas Trio (Portugal)
Julian Siegel Quartet (United Kingdom)
Karolina Strassmayer & Drori Mondlak KLARO! (Austria)
Marilyn Mazur’s Shamania (Denmark)
Vadim Neselovskyi Trio (Ukraine )

German Jazz Expo
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Eva Klesse Quartett
Julia Hülsmann Trio
Lorenz Kellhuber Trio
Nico Lohmann Quintett
Niels Klein Tubes & Wires
Timo Vollbrecht FLY MAGIC Trio Elf

Overseas Night
Camila Meza Quartet (Chile)
Chano Dominguez (USA)
Dee Alexander (USA)
Gilad Hekselman Trio (USA)
Julian Lage Trio (USA)
Leo Genovese Trio (Argentina)
Y.Boularès/V.Segal/N.Waits “Abu Sadiya” (Tunisia)
Stu Hunter – The Migration (Australia)