Late autumn programme of jaZZanti concerts 2021

jaZZanti concert series presents versatile jazz and improvised music at a high level. In addition to jaZZanti concerts Helsinki Jazz ry arranges jaZZanti event 13-14 November, whose program will be published shortly.

Concerts in October are in Villa Hagasund and in November and December in restaurant Laulumiehet as well as two concerts in Hietsun paviljonki in collaboration with Hietsu is Happening! Ticket prices are as follows in general (unless otherwise stated): Adults 20 €, pensioners, unemployed and members of Helsinki Jazz rf 15 € and students 12 €, couples 15 + 15 €. Advance tickets: Digelius Music (cash), Laivurinrinne 2 or on this page, then the prices: 22.5 / 16.5 / 13.5 €.

Friday 5.10. klo 19.00 Juho Valjakka solo & trio
Juho Valjakka: piano, Oskari Siirtola: double bass and Anssi Tirkkonen: drums

In his solo concert, Juho Valjakka plays his own compositions as well as spontaneously instantaneous frame improvisations, the delicate moods and intense episodes of which are built into visual ensembles. The band’s music has a strong presence of diverse jazz elements, on the basis of which the trio forms its own personal and multiple toned musical world.

Monday 18.10. klo 19.00 Maan tila
Tomi Nikku: trumpet, Adele Sauros: tenor saxophone, Mikko Antila: vibraphone, Antti Ahoniemi: double bass and Moses Kuloniemi: drums

The band, led by vibraphonist / composer Mikko Antila, consists of a warm combination of trumpet and tenor saxophone combined with a light, piano-free rhythm section. The timbre of the quintet is rich, bright and vibrant.

Monday 25.10. klo 19.00 Antti Lötjönen Quintet East
Antti Lötjönen: double bass, Joonas Riippa: drums, Mikko Innanen: alto, baritone and soprano saxophone, Jussi Kannaste: tenor saxophone and Verneri Pohjola: trumpet and pocket trumpet

Mainly playing Antti’s music, ALQE sails in free but rhythmic waters.

Tuesday 9.11. klo 19.00 PUHTI trio
Tuomas Airola: cello, Pepa Päivinen: soprano and baritone saxophone, flutes and Jorma Tapio: alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, bass flute.

PUHTI is a new “chamber band” with two woodwind musicians and a cellist. The band’s musicians have a strong background in jazz, improvised music and classical music.

Thursday 11.11. klo 19.00 Salminen – Tikkanen – Sarjasto
Johannes Series: alto saxophone, Eero Tikkanen: double bass and Kimmo Salminen: drums

The music of the expressive trio is energetic free improvisation with a virtuoso grip. The interaction creates a hypnotic atmosphere and takes the listener to places that rise from the source of the subconscious.

Saturday 13.11. and Sunday 14.11. klo 19.00 jaZZanti happening
Lisen Rylander Löve (SW): saxophones, Sten Sandell (SW): piano, Torbjörn Zetterberg (SW): double bass, Mats Äleklint (SW): trombone, Aino Juutilainen: cello, Verneri Pohjola: trumpet, Veli Kujala: accordion and Mika Kallio : drums

A presentation of the event will be published shortly.

Thursday 18.11. klo 19.00 Hot Heros & Iro Haarla
Sami Sippola: tenor saxophone, Iro Haarla: piano, Ville Rauhala: double bass and Janne Tuomi: drums and percussion

Hot Heros and Iro Haarla will perform music from their joint album Vodjanoi during the concert. The original idea of the compositions remained lucid and beautiful, as intended, and although the making of music is basically an expression of freedom for the trio, this time the longing for freedom sounds stronger than before. The trio’s joint trips to Lapland and the Sámi areas served as an experience that strengthened composing work and left a lasting longing to the North. So we have an interesting journey into the moods and mysteries of northern nature.

Monday 22.11. klo 19.00 Mikko Innanen Autonomus
Mikko Innanen: alt-, bariton- and sopraninosaxophones, Håvard Wiik (NO): piano, Antti Lötjönen: double bass, Peter Bruun (DE): drums

Also Halo Strings will perform. Hietsun paviljonki, in co-operation with Hietsu is Happening! A presentation of the concert will be published later.

Tuesday 23.11. klo 19.00 Seppo Kantonen – Klang
Seppo Kantonen: piano, Ulf Krokfors: kontrabasso ja Markku Ounaskari: rummut. Laulumiehet

The trio presents “musical remarks,” which are more or less intertwined musical aphorisms. The end result is a jazz experience of three Finnish stars!

Tuesday 7.12. klo 19.00 Selma Savolainen Horror Vacui
Tomi Nikku: trumpet and flugelhorn, Max Zenger: clarinet, Selma Savolainen: vocals, Toomas Keski-Säntti: piano, Eero Tikkanen: double bass and Okko Saastamoinen: drums

Horror vacui explores the fear, renunciation, and discovery. Each voice has its counterpart, its shadow, its echo from the previous one and there is no real loneliness. Horror vacui is an entity composed, written and arranged by singer-composer Selma Savolainen.

Wednesday 8.12. klo 19.00 Sofia Jernberg (SW) & Peter Evans (US)
Sofia Jernberg: vocals, Peter Evans: trumpet

Also contemporary music group will perform. Hietsun paviljonki, in co-operation with Hietsu is Happening! A presentation of the concert will be published later.

Programme changes are possible.

All concerts comply with the applicable health and safety regulations of the authorities.

Villa Hakasalmi: Mannerheimintie 13b, 00100 Helsinki
Restaurang Laulumiehet: Hietaniemenkatu 2, 00100 Helsinki
Hietsun Paviljonki, Hiekkarannantie 9, 00100 Helsinki
Balder hall, Aleksanterinkatu 12, 00170 Helsinki

jaZZanti concerts: Helsingin kaupunki, The Finnish Music Foundation, Svenska kulturfonden