Kenny Garrett, saxophone
Louhi Hall (Kulttuuriaukio 2), Thu 24.4. at 15.00. Free entrance.
Kenny Garrett ranks among the very elite of saxophone players in the world. He’s won the prestigious Grammy-award, while at the same time gathering numerous other awards, and he has played with nearly all of the great jazz masters. Garrett is known for his robust, melodic sound, that has aged during a career spanning over 30-years like a fine wine.
The Pedrito Martinez Group, Latin workshop
April Jazz Arena (Tapion kenttä), Sat 26.4. at 14.00. Free entrance
The Havana-born singer and percussionist Pedro Martinez’ magical touch and groovy rhythms will awaken even the sleepiest of dancing feet. The group is influenced by Afro-Cuban rumba and jazz, and combines these into lively and intense performances. Pedro Martinez’ technique has garnered much attention worldwide, landing him several awards. It has also enabled him to collaborate with such greats as Sting, Elton John, Steve Turre and Brian Lynch.