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Designers tours Finland and performs at We Jazz Festival

Led by bassist Joachim Florentin, Designers is a new band born in France, whose minimalist but rich sound is built by the collaboration of three equally strong, creatively improvising artists. Florentin is accompanied by pianist Aki Rissanen and Australian drummer Will Guthrie. We Jazz releases the band's debut album and invites them to perform at the We Jazz 2022 festival on December 1. Vapaat äänet organizes a tour for the trio around this concert in Helsinki. The Designers trio will be heard in Loimaa on November 29, Seinäjoki on November 30, Rajamäki on December 4 and in Turku on December 5.




We Jazz festival started with sold-out nights, last-minute additions to the program

The eight-day We Jazz festivalin Helsinki presents its most varied program so far  from November 27 to December 4. The opening concert, opening brunch and Monday's secret gig have been sold out. There are still last minute additions to the program to be announced. In addition, the film program and the content of Friday's professional program have still surprises to yield.


UMO serves up Twin Peaks themes and video installations with jazz

Angelo Badalamenti's and David Lynch's legendary Twin Peaks theme songs come to life in the treatment of the Pink Twins artist duo, UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra and jazz singer Kadi Vija in Espoo's Sellosali and Vantaa's Kulttuuritalo Martinus at the end of November. Electronic music blended with big band jazz is accompanied by spectacular video installations.


Samuel Blaser trio tours Finland in November

Swiss star trombonist Samuel Blaser brings his trio to Finland, where he is joined by French guitarist Marc Ducret and Danish drummer Peter Bruun. This international top trio will be heard from 15.-17.11. in Turku and Tampere.



Jazz Finland and Yle Jazz Radio decorated jazz powerhouses in Tampere – Yrjö Award to trumpeter Jukka Eskola

Finland’s most prestigious jazz awards were celebrated on the 4th of November at Tampere Jazz Happening. Jazz Finland granted the Yrjö prize to trumpeter-bandleader Jukka Eskola, and acknowledged drummer-influencer Reiska Laine with the Andania Award for lifetime achievement in Finnish jazz. Yle Jazz Radio presented their “Shadow-Yrjö” recognition to Sibelius Academy’s student advisor Anne Etelätalo.