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.
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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.
At the end of May, Savoy JAZZFest offers nostalgia in its program: the icons of Finnish jazz Jukka Linkola, Quintessence and Jukka Perko will perform at the festival. The Juhani Aaltonen - Strings concert will be postponed until next autumn.
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.
Due to the corona situation and the uncertainty related to the coming summer, Pori Jazz will have to cancel the festival planned for this year. However, a concert series will be organized in the summer, as part of which the three-day music event Pori Jazz soi taas will take place on 15–17 July.
The artist call is an opportunity to join the 2021 edition of International Jazz Platform (Lodz/Poland).
The Musicians' Union has awarded musician Aki Hauru with the first Nyrkki Award for his significant work for the benefit of musicians and the entire music industry.
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.
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.
Russian jazz projects looking for Finnish collaborators in the Finnish-Russian Cultural Forum’s open call
The Finnish-Russian Cultural Forum is developed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture to activate and promote direct cultural cooperation between civic organisations, cultural institutions and artists.