The Netherlands as focus country at jazzahead! 2024

30 April 2023
Netherlands Focuscountry jazzahead! 2024

On April 29 Claudia Roth (Minister of State for Culture and Media of Germany) announced in front of a full room at the Kulturzentrum Schlachthof in Bremen that The Netherlands will be the focus country at jazzahead! 2024. Dewi van der Weerd (Dutch Ambassador for International Cultural Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) was also present.

Dutch jazz in the spotlight at jazzahead! 2024

Buma Cultuur provides the Dutch stand Dutch.inJazz, together with Performing Art Funds NL. This year, over sixty Dutch jazz professionals did business! Each year, the focus is on a different country. With great pleasure, Buma Cultuur may announce that in 2024, the Netherlands will be in the spotlight.

Showing the Dutch jazz music

Jazz music from the Netherlands can be characterized as genre-crossing. And in 2024, we can showcase that with a central stand. Trios, big bands, jazz with electronics, and punk jazz. Everything can have a place in the spotlight! As the Netherlands will be the focus country during jazzahead! 2024, eight Dutch acts can present themselves to hundreds of jazz professionals worldwide with showcase performances. The registration for showcases starts in the fall. More news about registrations and dates will follow soon.

“Jazzahead! 2024 gives us the opportunity to show even better what is happening in the Netherlands in the field of jazz”.

Mark van Schaick, general manager jazz and global at Buma Cultuur

About jazzahead!

Jazzahead! is the place for high-quality, contemporary jazz. Where key players from the sector, including musicians, labels, agencies, festival organizers, and media representatives, can meet. See which Dutch acts showcased their jazzsounds during jazzahead! 2023.