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Jazz Jam & Brew at Konepaja Biergarten


The series of free jazz jams, Jazz Jam & Brew, started at Konepaja Biergarten on Thursday, July 1. Each evening is hosted by a unique houseband lineup that has chosen an inspiring theme for the jams.

Welcome to the jazz jam sessions at the sunny terrace of Konepaja Biergarten (Bruno Granholmin kuja 1, 00510 Helsinki) – free entrance!

Each houseband is an unique mixture of UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra´s musicians and other professional jazz musicians, combined with rising start talents from the jazz departments of Sibelius Academy and Metropolia:

Thu 1.7. at 19.00 – Groove Night
Kasperi Sarikoski, trombone
Justus Arpula, guitar
Mikko Helevä, Hammond
Tommi Rautiainen, drums

Thu 8.7. at 19.00 – Tribute to John Coltrane
Manuel Dunkel, tenor saxophone
Mikael Jakobsson, piano
Nathan Francis, bass
Aleksi Heinola, drums

Thu 15.7. at 19.00 – Soul jazz & voice
(Tickets exceptionally 5 € due to the beer & wine festival at Biergarten. Free entrance for jam session musicians – of course!)
Nina Mya, vocals
Henri Mäntylä, piano
Juuso Rinta, bass
Markus Ketola, drums

Thu 22.7. at 19.00 – Brown and Roach Incorporated
Tero Saarti, trumpet
Jimi Nurminen, piano
Antti Ahoniemi, bass
Markus Ketola, drums

Thu 5.8. at 19.00 // TBA

Thu 19.8. at 19.00 – The Heritage of Tom Harrell
Mikko Pettinen, trumpet
Jusu Berghäll, saxophone
Juho Valjakka, piano
Oskari Siirtola, bass
Jaska Lukkarinen, drums

Thu 2.9. at 19.00 // TBA

Jazz Jam & Brew is organised by UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, Konepaja Biergarten, The jazz department of Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, Metropolia Music and Pop & Jazz Conservator and it is supported by MES (Musiikin edistämissäätiö).

Photo: Heikki Kynsijärvi