Syncopation Society in Jazzahead!

Jazzahead! is the European meeting for the Jazz community worldwide that usually takes place in Bremen and like many event it had to go online this year. Florent and François participated to represent the Syncopation Society and more generally the early jazz scene, which often remains totally unknown from most jazz professionals.

4 days of interesting exchanges will help to expand our network with festival and event programmers, journalists and institutions. 

BackBeat Jazz Academy in Kosmos Viertel

The education of the younger generation is very important to us and with this in mind, in partnership with Verband der Musikschulen, Cabuwazi and WeTek, we are launching the “BackBeat Jazz Academy”. Financed by the Kultur macht stark program, this project aims to make young people at the Kosmos Viertel in Altglieniecke aware of the professional environment of jazz musicians. The program includes the discovery of music instruments together with professional musicians from our circle. We also cover the history of jazz and its relation to contemporary music, an introduction to sound recording, video production and finally the organisation of a concert.

Given the COVID restrictions, the sessions are currently happening online on the platform Discord with videos and Live sessions.