See Finnish jazz acts play live this Autumn

During September–November, Finnish jazz combos and solo acts play various festivals and tours around the globe.


Trombonist and Conductor Antti Rissanen conducts George Garanian Big Band at Tsar Jazz festival during 17.–21. September. The festival is held in Sochi, Russia and the orchestra soloists are LaGaylia Frazier (USA) and Michael Mwenso (USA).

As a part of Play Nordic series, NYConnection will perform at Nordische Botschaften in Berlin on September 25.


Verneri Pohjola Quartet are scheduled to play at Jazz Brugge Festival on October 3.

M.A. Numminen performs with Jani Uhlenius at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 8 and 9.

Mikko Innanen & Inkvisitio gets reinforcement from Lithuanian saxophonist Liudas Mockunas and brings its retro-futuristic jazz to the Vilnius Jazz Festival on October 17th.

On October 24 Dalindèo will take over Folkets Hus at Umeå Jazz Festival.

Pekka Pylkkänen-Mike del Ferro Quartet tour

Pekka Pylkkänen-Mike del Ferro Quartet will be touring in Japan in October. The group will play 9-10 concerts around Japan. Pekka Pylkkänen has also been invited to perform in Havana, Cuba, at the Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza in December, 2014. More details about the festival will be announced later.

Oct 18 Tokyo, Netsuretsu Gakkisai Festival
Oct 19 Niigata, Jazz Flash
Oct 20 Fukuroi, Jazz Cafe Mamselle
Oct 21 Kobe, Kobe Modern Jazz Club/ Bar Request
Oct 22 Kyoto, Kyoto Blue Note
Oct 24 Tokyo, Someday Jazz Club
Oct 25 Wakayama, Desafinado
Oct 26 Ibaraki, Cafe Up's
Oct 27 Nagoya, Sunny Side 

Karri Luhtala tour

In October Karri Luhtala will be performing in Italy and with Renato D’Aiello in the UK.

24.10.2014 Tree house, London, UK
25.10.2014 Ott Toulouse Lautrec Kennington, London, UK
26.10.2014 Hotel Plaza Westminster, London, UK
27.10.2014 Ronnie Scott’s bar 47, London, UK
29.10.2014 Crystal Palace, London, UK
31.10.2014 Da Scalzo, London, UK


Raoul Björkenheim eCsTaSy tour

Raoul Björkenheim takes his quartet eCsTaSy for a tour in France, starting November 11.

8.11 Festival Emergences, Tours, France
10.11 D'Jazz Nevers Festival, Nevers, France
12.11 Festival JazzyColors, Paris, France
13.11 Periscope, Lyon, France
14.11 AJMI, Avignon, France

The End of the Beginning Quartet tour

The End of the Beginning Quartet is the new group consisting of Juhani Aaltonen (tenor sax), Iro Haarla (piano), Jonas Westergaard (contrabass) and Kresten Osgood (drums). The group was founded when Haarla and Aaltonen were invited to perform at Copenhagen Jazz Festival in 2013. The End of the Beginning Quartet will also record an album at the end of the year.

Nov 26 Copenhagen Jazz House
Nov 27 Giant Steps jazz club, Svendborg
Nov 28 Jyderup Höjskole
Nov 29 Ålborg Studenthus
Nov 30 Århus Kunstbygning
Dec 4 Dexter jazz club, Odense 

Joona Toivanen Trio tour

Joona Toivanen Trio released their fifth album November via Italy's CAM Jazz label on September 11. The group will play three Nordic dates in November.

Nov 27 Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 28 Gothenburg, Sweden
Nov 29 Kvarterhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark