News -page consists of current topics and interesting articles about jazz in Finland. 


Going with the flow - experiences and contacts in focus

Life after Jazzahead – is there any? For the remainder of the year, Jazz Finland International follows the bands and delegates aiming to the international markets. The series starts off with the instrumental trio VIRTA, who performed at Jazzahead in 2017, both as part of Finnish Night showcases and the Clubnight at Papp. This year the band took the stage as part of the Clubnight programme.


Apply now for a friendly neighbours' jazz battle!

Jazz Finland and Estonian Jazz Union are launching a new annual band competition for young jazz musicians. The winner will be rewarded with two festival gigs in Finland and Estonia next spring. FinEst Jazz Rally is an international contest where – while fighting for the championship – the bands and the audience get to know the up-and-coming musicians and jazz traditions of both countries.


The Thirtieth Elojazz presents a top setting of jazz in Oulu

This summer Elojazz celebrates its thirtieth anniversary from the 1st to 5th of August. Spreading all around Oulu, this year the festival kicks off already on Wednesday with a club concert. The official opening concert takes place at the Tuira church on Thursday and on the weekend we see the main concerts traditionally at Rauhala patio and Prunnitori. The festival comes to end with the Big band ball at Rotuaari on Sunday. The anniversary year is launched already on this Friday 27.4. with a pre-club starring DJ Pappa Wolf, Oulu Youth Jazz Orchestra and Sarkkinen-Hiltula-Ohenoja trio at Tuba and Voimala 1889.