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Jazz Finland sets up for a busy tour season

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Fall 2021 sees an exceptional number of ensembles on Jazz Finland tours. Either presented by Jazz Finland, or supported by the organization, altogether eight acts star the Finnish jazz stages from September to December. The season begins on the 1st of September, with a one-off concert in Oulu by bassist Jori Huhtala’s septet Talambo. The first full-length tour starts on the 11th of September in Turku, when the all-time-greats, Yrjö-awarded Reiska Laine Quintet hit the road.

The tours of singer Selma Savolainen’s Selma Juudit Alessandra and bassist Jori Huhtala’s Talambo were moved to this season from last spring, due to the pandemic situation. Jazz Finland’s new productions include drummer Reiska Laine’s Quintet, and trumpeter Tomi Nikku’s Tomi Nikku 5tet. The two co-produced tours are Tie-Ta-Kon Ltd's Elena Mindru Finnection feat. Adam Baldych (POL) and Free Voices and Sounds’ Mikko Innanen Autonomus. One co-production tour, Williams Music’s Quarantine Big Band, is postponed from this autumn to the spring of 2022. The traditional Finnish-French co-production, Vapaat äänet tour, features the Finnish quartet AINON and the French power trio Three Days Of Forest.

(The cover photo features a promotional picture of Jori Huhtala from Talambo band. The band's instrumentation details on the photo include Sigurdur Rögnvaldsson on guitar, but instead of him, the tour sees Jere Haakana on the guitar.) 

Jazz Finland Tours in fall 2021

The programme may be subject to change. Please check the individual concert details from the organizer’s website before the event!

1.9. / 10.12. / 14.–16.12. Talambo (Jazz Finland production)

Jori Huhtala – bass, Jussi Kannaste – saxophones, Joakim Berghäll – saxophones, guitar, Antti Kujanpää – keyboard, Jere Haakana – guitar, Tuomas Timonen – drums, Jaska Lukkarinen – percussion, synth, effects

Wed 1.9. at 7.00pm Oulu, Radisson Blu Hotel, Ravintola Toivo
Fri 10.12. at 5.30pm Espoo, WeeGee
Tue 14.12. at 7.00pm Joensuu, Kerubin sali
Wed 15.12. at 7.00pm Savonlinna, Kulttuurikellari
Thu 16.12. at 7.00pm Jyväskylä, Poppari

 

11.–19.9. + 25.9.2021: Reiska Laine Quintet (Jazz Finland production)

Eero Koivistoinen – tenor sax, Juhani Aaltonen – tenor sax, Seppo Kantonen – piano, Ulf Krokfors – double bass, Reiska Laine – drums

Sat 11.9. at 7.00 pm Turku, Logomo
Sun 12.9. at 5.00 pm Salo, SaloJazz Corner
Mon 13.9. at 7.00 pm Kotka, Kairo
Tue 14.9. at 7.00 pm Joensuu, Konservatorion sali
Wed 15.9. at 7.00 pm Kuopio, Trattoria Sorrento Wanha Mylly
Thu 16.9. at 7.00 pm Savonlinna, Kulttuurikellari
Fri 17.9. at 5.30 pm Espoo, WeeGee
Sat18.9. TBA Kokkola, Kulttuuritalo Jungsborg
Sun 19.9. at 4.00 pm Raahe, Raahesali
Sat 25.9. at 8.00 pm Porvoo Jazz Festival

 

23.9.–31.10.2021: Free Voices and Sounds Tour: AINON (FIN) & Three Days Of Forest (FRA) (co-production)

AINON: Aino Juutilainen – cello, comp., Merimaija Aalto – violin, alto violin, vocals, Suvi Linnovaara – saxophone, clarinet, flute, Joonas Leppänen – drums

Three Days of Forest: Angela Flahault – vocals, Séverine Morfin – alto violin, Blanche Lafuente – drums

AINON + Three Days of Forest

Fri 24.9. at 7.00 pm Savonlinna, Kulttuurikellari
Sat 25.9. at 7.00 pm Joensuu, TBA
Sun 26.9. at 6.00 pm Kuusankoski, Patoklubi
Tue 28.9. at 7.00 pm Helsinki, Malmitalo
Wed 29.9. at 7.00 pm Tampere, G Livelab
Fri1.10. at 7.00 pm Äänekoski, Wille

AINON

Thu 23.9. Lieksa, Brahea-Kampus
Mon 27.9. Turku, Rica Bar – Monday Jazz Happening
Thu 30.9. at 6.00 pm Kuopio, Kino Kuvakukko
Sun 31.10. at 4.00 pm Pori, Validi Karkia -klubi

Three Days of Forest

Tue 21.–Wed 22.9. Tampere, Ahlman / workshop
Thu 23.9. at 6.00 pm Kitee, Kiteesali
Thu 30.9. at 7.00 pm Loviisa, Marilyn

 

11.–24.10.2021: Tomi Nikku 5tet (Jazz Finland production)

Tomi Nikku – trumpet, cornet, fluegelhorn, Max Zenger – alto sax, bass clarinet, Ilkka Uksila – vibraphone, Vesa Ojaniemi – double bass, Jonatan Sarikoski – drums

Tue 12.10. at 7.00 pm Joensuu, Konservatorion sali
Wed 13.10. at 7.00 pm Kuopio, Hygge Bro
Thu 14.10. at 8.00 pm Lappeenranta, Ravintola Lamppu
Fri 15.10. at 7.00 pm Turku, Bar Ö
Tue 19.10. at 7.00 pm Savonlinna, Kulttuurikellari
Wed 20.10. at 7.00 pm Oulu, Radisson Blu Hotel, Raattisali
Thu 21.10. at TBA Kokkola, Kulttuuritalo Jungsborg
Fri 22.10. at 5.30 pm Espoo, WeeGee

 

3.–9.11 & 11.12., 16.12. Elena Mindru Finnection feat. Adam Baldych (co-production)

Elena Mindru – vocals, composition, lyrics, Adam Baldych (POL) – violin, compositions, Anssi Tirkkonen – drums, Oskari Siirtola – double bass, Tuomas J. Turunen – piano, compositions

Wed 3.11. Oulu, Oulun Teatteri, Ravintola Vänmanni
Thu 4.11. Oulainen, Oulaisten musiikkiviikot
Fri 5.11. Kajaani, Kongressi- ja kulttuurikeskus Kaukametsä
Tue 9.11. Helsinki Savoy-teatteri
Sat 11.12. Kerava
Thu 16.12. G Livelab Tampere

 

17.–27.11. Mikko Innanen Autonomus (co-production)

Mikko Innanen –saxophone, Håvard Wiik (NOR)– piano, Antti Lötjönen – bass, Peter Bruun (DEN) – drums

Wed 17.11. Oulu, Oulun Teatterin Ravintola
Thu 18.11. Jokioinen, Tietotalo
Sat 20.11. Turku
Sun 21.11. Pori, Raatihuone
Mon 22.11. Helsinki, Hietsun Paviljonki
Tue 23.11. Tampere G Livelab
Wed 24.11. Loviisa, Marilyn
Thu 25.11. Savonlinna, Kulttuurikellari
Fri 26.11. Lieksa, Brahe-Sali
Sat27.11. Joensuu, konservatorion Sali

 

9.–11.11. / 30.11.–3.12. Selma Juudit Alessandra (Jazz Finland production)

Selma Savolainen – vocals, synth, Artturi Rönkä – Rhodes, synth, Joonas Tuuri – electric & double bass, Jesse Ojajärvi – drums

Mon 8.11. Outokumpu TBA
Tue 9.11. at 7.00 pm Joensuu, Kerubin sali
Wed 10.11. at 7.00 pm Oulu, Voimala 1889
Thu 11.11. at 7.00 pm Raahe, Raahesali
Mon 29.11. Kitee, Kiteesali
Tue 30.11. at 7.00 pm Kuopio, Hygge Bro
Wed 1.12. at 7.00 pm Savonlinna, Kulttuurikellari
Thu 2.12. at 7.00 pm Jyväskylä, Poppari
Fri 3.12. at 7.00 pm Espoo, WeeGee
Sat 4.12. Hard Rock House, Helsinki

 

 

 

 

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