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Nordic jazz organizations on the spotlight

Nordic Jazz Network has worked already for 20 years to collaborate and make Nordic jazz heard all over Nordic countries and even further. The network’s main tool is an annual Nordic Jazz Comets showcase event which offers young jazz bands a way abroad. The network members are five Nordic jazz organizations: Jazz Finland, Jazz Danmark, Norsk jazzforum, Svensk jazz and FÌH Music School.




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OK:KO is headed abroad music first

OK:KO performs at Finnish Night of the Karton club on the Jazzahead Saturday. This young band is one of the four Finnish groups performing in Bremen. OK:KO´s new album Syrtti, released in February 2019, was nicely received in Finland. Aiming abroad would be the next natural step for the band – or more like a slide, as Okko Saastamoinen descripes the band´s journey.


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Pia Raitala trusts in networking and promotional material

This week professionals of jazz around the world are gathering to Bremen, Germany for Jazzahead! trade fair weekend. Jazz Finland takes part in the Jazzahead! atmosphere with an article series, where a few of the Finnish Jazzahead attendees are interviewed about their thoughts and experiences about the event and internationalization of the Finnish jazz. The first article covers Pia Raitala´s tips for the artists who are interested in creating an international career.




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Trust is won over time

For the remainder of the year, Jazz Finland International follows the bands and delegates aiming to the international markets. This time we asked Aki Rissanen about his thoughts of jazz fairs and how he sees their value in his own work.


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Showcase call for the next Jazzahead! fair opens soon


Music Finland opens the co-exhibitor registration later in the year for the Finnish export companies, but make sure you sign up for the Jazzahead! fair first! All Music Finland’s co-exhibitors get the discount for the participation fee, but if you wish to fly solo, remember to register before the early bird rate expires on October 17! The showcase application starts on the 1st of November and closes already on the 22nd.


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Doors open to Europe

For the remainder of the year, Jazz Finland International follows the bands and delegates aiming to the international markets. The article series continues with Aurora Hentunen, who comments their upcoming tour in the Netherlands.