Live at F-Musiikki Stage

Kulttuurikeskus from 18.00

The event is free of charge
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F-Musiikki Stage is located in the lobby of the Espoo Cultural Centre and the concerts are suitable for the whole family, from Wednesday to Saturday during the festival week. The program includes performances from, among others, the young talents from the pop/jazz line Ebeli. Performance times are scheduled to take place before the concerts of the main venues, which means that ticketholders to the main concerts can arrive ahead of time if they wish to avoid any possible crowding at the cloakroom.

Program:

WED 23/4
18.00–18.45  Eerikin Enkelit
19.00–19.45  Panu-trio
20.30–21.15  Hessu ja Sormettomat

THU 24/4
18.00–18.45  Jäbä Jazz
19.00–19.45  Trio Aviador
19.45–20.30  Iiro Rantala interviews Otto Särkkä who has translated Django Reinhard –biography to Finnish
20.30–21.15  Trio Aviador

FRI 25/4
18.00–18.45  Adele Sauros Trio
19.00–19.45  Selma Savolainen & Toomas Keski-Säntti Duo
20.30–21.15  Johan Bowman Trio

SAT 26/4
17.00–17.45  Karin & Atte
18.00–18.45  Grantstand Quartet
20.30–21.15  Samba Pensativa

Eerikin Enkelit
Fresh & energetic jazz fusion.

Iivo Kaipainen, guitar
Miika Vintturi, piano
Eero Maijala, bass
Tuukka Dunkel, drums

Panu-trio
This trio will perform some delightful and groovy funk.

Panu Haavisto, guitar
Samuel Jaantila, bass
Johannes Mesimäki, drums

Hessu ja Sormettomat
Swinging jazz with attitude.

Heikki Neuvonen, piano
Casimir Ekman, saxophone
Eero Maijala, bass
Johannes Erkkilä, drums

Jäbä Jazz
Under the direction of Neff Irizarry, Jäbä Jazz plays the unlikely standard with a twist of smooth vocals, intricate lines and rhythmic “swag”. This group of youngsters have prepared a warm up jazz set to get you in the mood for Kenny Garrett.

Juulia Haverinen, vocals
Joona Kilponen, trumpet
Lauri Kytöjoki, guitar
Juho Valjakka, piano
Mikael Säästämoinen, bass
Niko Koivuhovi, drums

Trio Aviador
Jazz in the spirit of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelly – flavoured with modern swing.

Mikko-Ville Luolajan-Mikkola, violin
Ilkka Hanski, double bass
Vesa Tompuri, guitar

Adele Sauros Trio
Adele Sauros Trio plays distinctive jazz with relaxed outcome. Compositions and arrangements by Adele Sauros.

Adele Sauros, tenor- and soprano saxophones
Kaisa Mäensivu, double bass
Ville Luukkonen, drums

Selma Savolainen & Toomas Keski-Säntti Duo
Experience how the jazz standards turn into clever duo-versions.

Toomas Keski-Säntti, piano
Selma Savolainen, vocals

Johan Bowman Trio
Johan Bowman Trio is a group of young Helsinki-based musicians who appreciate the American jazz tradition and personal approach to music. Their sound comes from the American West Coast- style, witch is often described as cool and mellow. This is our music for those who dig! Ya dig?

Tomi Nikku, trumpet
Joonas Tuuri, double bass
Sami Nummela, drums

Karin & Atte
Familiar standards with fresh arrangements.

Karin Mäkiranta, vocals
Atte Aho, guitar

Grantstand Quartet
If you like Grant Green this is your choice. Grantstand Quartet plays their own compositions and their favourite standards with a swing.

Lauri Johannes Vihro, guitar
Sami Nummela, drums
Samuli Rautiainen, piano
Mikael Saastamoinen, double bass

Samba Pensativa
Under the direction of Neff Irizarry, Samba Pensativa plays the music of Djavan, Jobim, Clare Fischer and Ivan Lins. Samba Pensativa means Pensive Samba or Thoughtful Samba and that is the approach of this quartet of young musicians. We hope that the audience will enjoy listening to our thoughtful groove oriented Brazillian musical excursions.

Meri Wallenius, guitar and vocals
Juho Valjakka, piano and rhodes
Lassi Nurminen, bass
Lari Silva, drums