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Apply in 12.4.–17.5. for Jazz Finland Tours in 2022

Jazz Finland produces two tours in the spring of 2022. All jazz ensembles, with the majority of Finnish musicians, may apply to perform on these tours. The application opens on this page at 10 am on April 12 and closes at 4 pm on May 17, 2021.


Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble will release new album 21 May

Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble will release a new album on May 21st. The theme of the album is an expression of support - a call to remain strong despite the uncertain outlook for the future. The songs on the album mix strikingly with the rhythms of the Beninese voodoo tradition, afrobeat, jazz, soul and hip hop. Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble is an eight-member band led by Helsinki-based guitarist Janne Halonen and Beninian percussionist-singer Noël Saïzonou.



Järjestöjen yhteinen kannanotto: Elvytystä kulttuurialalle!

Elvytystä kulttuurialalle!

Taiteen rahoitus vähenee ensi vuonna 17.5 miljoonaa euroa ja sitä seuraavana 23 miljoonaa euroa. Leikkaukset osuvat järjestökenttään ja vapaisiin taiteisiin kovemmin kuin suurempia summia liikuttelemaan tottuneet poliitikot ehkä tajuavat. 

 





April showers bring May flowers – and Kadi Vija Key Project live to your living room

Singer Kadi Vija's exciting quartet Kadi Vija Key Project goes on a mini tour, featuring three streamed concerts. The original record release tour in 2020 was postponed to this spring, and now this May sees live shows from Oulu on 5.5., Joensuu 12.5. and Turku on 14.5.. The first two aforementioned concerts have also a limited number of live tickets on sale. 


Pianist Aurora Hentunen will star this Friday's Flame Jazz Stream night

Flame Jazz will continue online concerts during the spring via the Keikalla.fi service. Friday 23.4. the stage is set by a band led by pianist Aurora Hentunen, whose stories range from sensitive northern tones to deep and dark waves. The concert will be streamed live from Logomon’s Teatro Hall and will be available to watch for seven days.