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Mikko Innanen Autonomus on tour in Finland and Lithuania in November 2021

One of Finland’s most distinctive saxophonists Mikko Innanen presents his new ensemble Autonomus on its first Finnish tour on in November 2021.  Starting from November 17th the quartet formed by great Nordic talents will play 12 concerts across the country and one final concert in Vilnius on November 30th.




Jazzia tuetaan uudistuvalla esittävän taiteen valtionosuudella

Valtionosuusjärjestelmän uudistuksen myötä jazzia tuetaan aiempaa enemmän vuodesta 2022 alkaen. UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestran rahoitus saa jatkoa ja Jazz City Turku nousee uutena toimijana esittävän taiteen valtionosuuden piiriin. Jazzia tuetaan yhteensä 39 henkilötyövuoden verran.


Jazz Finland and Yle Jazz Radio decorated jazz powerhouses in Tampere – Yrjö Award to drummer Mikko Hassinen

Finland’s most prestigious jazz awards were celebrated on the 5th of November at Tampere Jazz Happening. Jazz Finland granted the Yrjö prize to drummer-composer Mikko Hassinen, and acknowledged singer-pedagogue Maija Hapuoja with the Andania Award for lifetime achievement in Finnish jazz. Yle Jazz Radio presented their “Shadow-Yrjö” recognition to manager Pia Raitala.


40th Tampere Jazz Happening takes place this weekend

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.