Finnish Night: Aki Rissanen Trio,Hall 7.2 @ jazzahead!, bremen27.4. Klo 23:30

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Over the last years, pianist Aki Rissanen has made a name for himself in the international jazz world both as a leader and as a sideman. His trio‘s recent, critically acclaimed album 'Amorandom' on British Edition Records, with Antti Lötjönen on bass and Teppo Mäkynen on drums, is his most authoritative work to date. Influenced by electronic minimal music and Nordic lyricism, it demonstrates the group‘s high energy and outstandingly proficient playing. The album won the Finnish Grammy for the best jazz album of the year in 2016.

Read more about the band and their booking: Jazz aus Finnland – Programme and Delegation.

The umbrella stand 6B40 is the home of the Finnish delegation and the showcase bands of the Finnish Night. Coordinated and hosted by Music Finland, you will find the stand right next to the Partner Country Lounge.

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Jazz Aus Finnland Opening ReceptionAus Finnland Food Garden @ jazzahead!, bremen27.4. Klo 18:30

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Celebrating the Finnish street food scene
Say ”kippis”, raise a glass of award-winning gin & tonic and grab a Finnish burger from the food truck. Then you’re ready to visit an authentic sauna wagon and dive into the feeling of mini Finland in Bremen!

Open:
Thu 27 April 19:30-01:00
Fri 28 April 14:00-01:00
Sat 29 April 14:00-01:00

Companies: Kyrö Distillery Company, The Alexanders, Social Food, Sauna Anhänger, Tornqvist Coffee
In cooperation: Music Finland, Visit Finland, Finland Festivals

Finnish Night: Kari Ikonen TrioHatt 7.1 @ jazzahead!, bremen27.4. Klo 19:30

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Kari Ikonen Trio’s two albums, released by German label Ozella, have gained a lot of international success, making the band busy playing in clubs and festivals all over Europe and in the USA. German JAZZTHETIK and American Something Else Reviews chose the trio’s debut album Bright on their lists of the best jazz albums of 2013. The follow-up, Beauteous Tales and Offbeat Stories from 2015 and was immediately picked as the "jazz album of the week" at NDR and one of the hot new releases at The Europe Jazz Media Chart. 

Read more about the band and their booking: Jazz aus Finnland – Programme and Delegation.

The umbrella stand 6B40 is the home of the Finnish delegation and the showcase bands of the Finnish Night. Coordinated and hosted by Music Finland, you will find the stand right next to the Partner Country Lounge.

Finnish Night: GourmetKulturzentrum Schlachthof @ jazzahead!, bremen27.4. Klo 20:10

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Saxophone player Mikko Innanen is one of the most accomplished Finnish composers and musicians on the international jazz circuit. He is also the leader of Gourmet, a sextet formed in 1997 and featuring exuberant music by Innanen and Esa Onttonen (guitar). Besides the two, this unconventional ensemble features trombonist Ilmari Pohjola, accordionist Veli Kujala, drummer Mika Kallio and tubist Petri Keskitalo.

Read more about the band and their booking: Jazz aus Finnland – Programme and Delegation.

The umbrella stand 6B40 is the home of the Finnish delegation and the showcase bands of the Finnish Night. Coordinated and hosted by Music Finland, you will find the stand right next to the Partner Country Lounge.

Finnish Night: VIRTAHall 7.2 @jazzahead!, bremen27.4. Klo 20:50

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VIRTA's brand of art combines textures of Nordic jazz, electronica and post-rock with avant-garde sensibilities. On their second album Hurmos their compositions have gravitated more and more towards electronic sounds. The trio and their quirky instrumentation have already raised international interest and have performed at, to mention a few, the 12-Points festival in Dublin, Match & Fuse Festival in Oslo and Pori Jazz in Finland.

Read more about the band and their booking: Jazz aus Finnland – Programme and Delegation.

The umbrella stand 6B40 is the home of the Finnish delegation and the showcase bands of the Finnish Night. Coordinated and hosted by Music Finland, you will find the stand right next to the Partner Country Lounge.

Finnish Night: Raoul Björkenheim eCsTaSyKulturzentrum Schlachthof @ jazzahead!, bremen27.4. Klo 21:30

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Raoul Björkenheim formed Ecstasy in 2010, bringing two young talents, Pauli Lyytinen and Jori Huhtala, along with long-time accomplice Markku Ounaskari, into the spotlight in a repertory of original compositions painting swirling polyrhythms with a free-tonal palette. With influences ranging from Korean and African music to contemporary chamber music and free rock, Ecstasy's mission is to elevate its audiences with high energy and a dedication to adventurous sound. 

Read more about the band and their booking: Jazz aus Finnland – Programme and Delegation.

The umbrella stand 6B40 is the home of the Finnish delegation and the showcase bands of the Finnish Night. Coordinated and hosted by Music Finland, you will find the stand right next to the Partner Country Lounge.

Finnish Night: Verneri Pohjola GroupHall 7.1 @ jazzahead!, bremen27.4. Klo 22:10

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Trumpeter and composer Verneri Pohjola has been in the international spotlight for the past few years, as his latest album Bullhorn (Edition Records) was released to critical acclaim in early 2015. With his new group Pohjola performs the compositions of his late father, legendary Pekka Pohjola. The versions will be released as an album in 2017 by Edition Records. 

Read more about the band and their booking: Jazz aus Finnland – Programme and Delegation.

The umbrella stand 6B40 is the home of the Finnish delegation and the showcase bands of the Finnish Night. Coordinated and hosted by Music Finland, you will find the stand right next to the Partner Country Lounge.

Finnish Night: Tenors of KalmaKulturzentrum Schlachthof @ jazzahead!, bremen27.4. Klo 22:50

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Tenors of Kalma is a trio formed by the utterly versatile Berlin-based guitarist and composer Kalle Kalima, genre-hopping multi-instrumentalist Jimi Tenor and drummer Joonas Riippa. Mixing jazz elements with electronica and their very own unique spices, They released their debut album Electric Willow in 2015 via ENJA Yellow Bird Records.

Read more about the band and their booking: Jazz aus Finnland – Programme and Delegation.

The umbrella stand 6B40 is the home of the Finnish delegation and the showcase bands of the Finnish Night. Coordinated and hosted by Music Finland, you will find the stand right next to the Partner Country Lounge.