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Over 70 Finnish Jazz Stars Take Over Espa Free Stage In Late July

The annual Jazz-Espa takes over the Esplanadi park from 27 July to 1 August with almost 20 top-notch ensembles performing at the Espa open air stage. Jazz-Espa features 75 Finnish and international musicians in the free concerts, including such names as Linda Fredriksson, Anni Elif Egecioglu, Eero Koivistoinen and Verneri Pohjola.


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Turku Jazz Festival starts today

The second oldest jazz event in Finland is Turku Jazz Festival, which starts today on Thursday 5th March. The opening concert in Bar Ö features solo bass performance by Ville Herrala, and Fredator swings together with saxophonist Max Zenger. The weekend's main concerts in Logomo are already sold out.



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New International Jazz Finland Residency program in Helsinki

Jazz Finland, Sibelius Academy Jazz Music Department at Uniarts Helsinki, UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra and the Finnish Musicians’ Union are launching a new international jazz residency program in Helsinki. The Jazz Finland Residency is a top-level, invitation-only residency for jazz musicians, composers and conductors. Organised and coordinated by Jazz Finland, the program invites two international guest artists each year to Finland for a residency which can last anywhere from one to two months. The residency program is designed for top jazz names and promising up-and-coming musicians.


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Django Collective Helsinki releases their anticipated debut

Django Collective Helsinki have completed their anticipated debut. Friends of swing jazz and the Gypsy Jazz scene will be delighted to hear the album "Do Standards", which will be released on March 12, 2020. It features the band's insightful and original arrangements of genre standards and more rarely heard works from the golden era of swing. Also, giving a surprising and appealing addition to the music, a string quartet is also featured.