The second day of jazzahead! 2017 was yet another success for the Finnish delegates. The opening Thursday was reported to have drawn the biggest audiences ever, and last night’s gala concert starring Iiro Rantala with Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen showed what can be accomplished when jazz, improvisation and classical music shake hands. The Tampere-hosted jam afterparty in the Schlachthof basement really hit the chord after the long showcase day. Both, the musicians and the listeners seemed to enjoy a little break from the business buzz.