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The 35th April Jazz held this week in Espoo

The 35th April Jazz will be held October 27-31 at the Espoo Cultural Center and the Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA. Last year, the event was completely streamed after the corona pandemic prevented hosting live events. The long wait will soon end when the festival audience finally can come to the concert halls to enjoy performances by domestic and international artists.




Tampere Jazz Happening will be organised in November already for the 40th time

The 40th international Tampere Jazz Happening will be organized at the Tullikamari’s Pakkahuone, Klubi, as well as restaurant Telakka venues between 4th and 7th November 2021. During four days, altogether 23 ensembles will perform at the festival, including the winner of this year’s Yrjö Award, who will be performing in conjunction with the award ceremony that takes place at the festival. This anniversary year’s festival program includes artists such as John Scofield & Dave Holland, Lakecia Benjamin, and Pepe Willberg & Jukka Eskola Statement.




Joe Lovano and Carminho to perform at April Jazz Festival in Espoo

The 35th April Jazz will be held October 27th-31st at the Espoo Cultural Center and the Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA. The main performers of the festival will be Grammy-winning American tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano, who will perform as the soloist with the Polish Marcin Wasilewski Trio, as well as Portuguese fado singer Carminho. The festival's strong domestic repertoire includes all five 2020 Jazz-Emma nominees: Lenni-Kalle Taipale, who is celebrating his 25-year career as an artist, the festival's host orchestra, Espoo Big Band, and pianist Aki Rissanen who will perform at the solo concert. Tickets are for sale at Lippupiste's online store and offices.