Scotland at jazzahead!

Scotland's Jazz - bringing homegrown talent to the international stage

Scotland’s dynamic music scene is brimming with jazz and improvising talent from established musicians to a new generation of artists, encompassing many styles from traditional to free improvisation.

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At jazzahead!, the industry’s biggest international gathering taking place 28 April – 1 May in Bremen, Germany and online, we are delighted to introduce you to our musicians and delegates whose work embodies Scotland’s diverse approach to jazz.

Scotland’s presence at jazzahead! gives our jazz and improvised music a profile in front of one of the industry’s most important international gatherings. It encourages and enables people working in Scotland’s jazz scene to develop international connections that can enhance careers in the long-term by building connections with others.

At jazzahead! 2022, Creative Scotland is aiming to represent the quality, diversity and export-readiness of Scotland’s jazz and improvising talent, to support individual artists to reach new markets and extend professional networks, and to develop relationships that support future opportunities.

Jazz is a vital part of Scotland’s musical voice and cultural landscape. Our passion for deep-rooted traditions is matched by a 21st-century spirit of curiosity and innovation that embraces ancient myths, inspiring scenery, world-famous food and drink, dynamic new art and a unique musical heritage. Jazz is one of the many driving forces that place Scotland at the forefront of global culture.- Alan Morrison, Head of Music

Scotland’s jazzahead! 2022 delegates

Get to know the musicians, programmers and agents attending this year’s jazzahead! and hear their music.

Meet Scotland's Delegation - Download the guide

Scotland at jazzahead! 2022 Spotify Playlist

Scottish Jazz 2022 – curated by Seonaid Aitken

We’ve also commissioned a playlist that captures what’s happening right across the Scottish jazz scene right now, plus a few classic selections.

Live Performances

Scotland sets the stage for some of the most exciting jazz and improvised music festivals, regular series, promoters and venues, welcoming musicians from across the world and showcasing our own homegrown talent. Whether you’re a musician, a promoter or a fan, we look forward to welcoming you to Scotland’s jazz scene.

Download our Guide to Festivals, Venues and Series