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Saturday night is for clubbing

The second day of jazzahead! 2017 was yet another success for the Finnish delegates. The opening Thursday was reported to have drawn the biggest audiences ever, and last night’s gala concert starring Iiro Rantala with Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen showed what can be accomplished when jazz, improvisation and classical music shake hands. The Tampere-hosted jam afterparty in the Schlachthof basement really hit the chord after the long showcase day. Both, the musicians and the listeners seemed to enjoy a little break from the business buzz.




Slavic Soul-Surfing

In this Jazz Finland International series we bring you the people and phenomena around the 2017 jazzahead! trade fair. Finland is the partner country this year and our artists, festivals, projects and companies have a great exposure amongs the international professionals at the fair and festival. Let's take a sneak peek behind the scenes before the bedlam begins on Thursday...


Hope across the borders

In this Jazz Finland International series we bring you the people and phenomena around the 2017 jazzahead! trade fair. Finland is the partner country this year and our artists, festivals, projects and companies have a great exposure amongs the international professionals at the fair and festival. Let's take a sneak peek behind the scenes before the bedlam begins on Thursday...


Magic happens amorandomly

In this Jazz Finland International series we bring you the people and phenomena around the 2017 jazzahead! trade fair. Finland is the partner country this year and our artists, festivals, projects and companies have a great exposure amongs the international professionals at the fair and festival. Let's take a sneak peek behind the scenes before the bedlam begins on Thursday...


Music Finland proudly presents Jazz aus Finnland

Finnish jazz scene is widely presented in this year’s jazzahead! program, from the official opening and showcases to the trade fair, from Gala concert to the Club Night. The country partnership of Finland kicked off with Kultur aus Finnland, a multifaceted cultural festival taking place in the major cultural institutions of Bremen. Music Finland is gathering all the Finnish delegates under one umbrella, so come and visit us at our cozy stand 6B40, or the sofas of the Partner Country Lounge. Welcome, tervetuloa, willkommen!


Jazz this moment and the next

Jazzpresso series continues with thoughts about what is "new" in jazz, and its internationality. Master-of-none festival promoter and radio-dj Matti Nives keeps bringing new phenomena and ideas into the Finnish jazz scene year after year, and this time he speaks his mind about showcases and "new Nordic jazz", after his visit to the 17th Young Nordic Jazz Comets showcase at the Umeå Jazz Festival in Northern Sweden on the 27th of October. 


Jazz Finland International: My Daily Bread Around The World

There has been a lot of discussion about international market for Finnish jazz in the Jazzpresso series too. Finns are known to be concerned about how the rest of the world sees us, and jazz field isn't any different. Annamaija Saarela is one of the frontwomen for Finnish jazz abroad, and well known figure in the European jazz scene for her work as an agent, and also as the President for Europe Jazz Network. Her Annamaija Music Company leads a new jazz export project called Jazz Finland International. How does she feel about the current pathway to European arenas? Are we marching in waving a blue-and-white flag?