Jazz Finland (former Finnish Jazz Federation) was founded in 1966 as a national network for jazz musicians and music enthusiasts. Today we act as an umbrella organisation for our 47 member associations in Finland. Membership is applied with an informal application to our Executive Manager at maria.silvennoinen(at)jazzfinland.fi.
The federation is funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. In 2017 the federation changed its English name to Jazz Finland.
Jazz Finland operates both nationally and internationally. Our mission is to support the jazz culture in Finland. As our main functions we focus on tour and event production, and sharing our expertise on Finnish jazz. As the leading non-profit jazz organisation we distribute information about jazz in Finland and represent jazz music industry in various music and cross-cultural development projects in Finland.
Jazz Finland is a member of the Europe Jazz Network and we work closely together with Music Finland. The Finnish Jazz Federation is the admin of this Jazz Finland database and concert calendar.