jazzahead! is the most important international jazz trade show, incl. its integrated showcase festival. For the past eight years, the
trade fair has been steadily growing. The showcase festival features top-class jazz from Germany, Europe and beyond and has established itself as one of the most important international networking spaces for jazz musicians. Bands that perform here have previously submitted an application and have been selected by a jury of experts. 

Yisakal Entertainment is pleased to be part of this international jazz trade show and integrated showcase festival in Europe Trade show, conference and showcase festival for the global jazz scene which is going to be held from 21 - 24 April, 2016!

jazzahead! 2015 facts and figures:

  • 929 exhibiting companies from 55 countries
  • 3,010 registered delegates
    (business activities of participants included: artists, bookers, labels, agencies, publishers, distributors, production companies, instrument manufacturers, press,institutions, associations, and more) 
  • over 110 concerts and showcases on more than 30 stages all throughout the city
  • 16,000 visitors to the concerts and showcases

But jazzahead! is not just a „must-go event“ for the international jazz industry – it is a cultural festival for any jazz lover. While the jazz scene meets, exchanges ideas and does business, the public is right there amidst the action. 
In addition to the trade events, jazzahead! features a broad range of musical and cultural events that are organized in cooperation with numerous arts & culture institutions in Bremen:

the Partner Country Program: gala concerts, film screenings, exhibtions, theater, literature, dance and lots more present jazzahead!‘s partner country‘s culture and art scene over a span of a few weeks. Following this year‘s partner country France, in 2016 Switzerland will present itself at jazzahead!



A dynamic talent laced with a unique style, magnetic presence and rich cultural background, Shifta is an artist that cannot go unnoticed. Widely recognized and rated internationally for his lyrical versatility, intoxicating charisma, electrifying music videos and explosive performances, he has, for the last couple years, taken the music industry by storm.

Shifta’s inherent musical talent revealed itself at a very young age. Shifta’s father, Daddy Fras aka Piper of Piper Records, gave some of Jamaica’s most prevalent names, Reggie Stepper and Lady Saw, their first record cuts. With this vast exposure to these many great talents, Shifta gravitated to the local reggae/dancehall scene, continuing his love affair with the genre when he migrated to Miami. Shifta’s passion for music led him to begin writing and recording music with local producers and artists. His relentless pursuit attracted the attention of not only the grassroots dancehall cult following but the general market as well. While his outstanding leadership skills spawned the "Fras Krew", a group of individuals working together to create a portfolio of razor sharp talent with innovative business expertise.

Shifta has performed in numerous concerts and television programs throughout the United States and the Caribbean, while also touring in Europe, Asia, South America & Africa, where he has been eagerly embraced by thousands of fervent music lovers.


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