April Jazz Festival will not be held this spring as a result of government orders to slow down the coronavirus epidemic. Also, all spring concerts at the April Jazz Club will be canceled.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in these exceptional circumstances. More information will be added here


During the festival our office is located at the Espoo Cultural Centre (Kulttuuriaukio 2, 02100 Espoo).

At other times our office is located in Tapiola at Ahertajantie, opposite to the WeeGee Exhibition Centre.

April Jazz
Espoo Big Band ry
Ahertajantie 6 b
02100 Espoo

tel. +358 9 455 0003
email: info(at)

Matti Lappalainen
tel. +358 50 5855 221
email matti.lappalainen(a)

Pedro Herrero
tel. +358 40 517 9399
email pedro.herrero(a)

April Jazz Club
Jenni Köykkä
tel. +358 40 534 4483
email jenni(a)


The largest jazz festival in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area will be arranged for the 34th time at Tapiola in Espoo 24–28 April 2019. The programme will feature a wide spectrum of Finnish and international rhythm music stars. As in previous years, April Jazz Espoo will be hosted by the Espoo Big Band.

APRIL JAZZ CLUB music in the cosiest atmosphere

April Jazz Club presents over twenty top-notch jazz gigs a year with opening acts by the students of the Music Institute Ebeli. Relax at the lobby bar or book a table and enjoy your dinner with great live music. Buy tickets on site or beforehand at Lippupiste.


The Espoo Big Band Association was established in 1980. The association runs the Espoo Big Band (since 1980) and organizes the April Jazz Festival (since 1986) and the April Jazz Club (since 2016) and produces other concerts and educational events regularly through out the year. In 2016 the association produced 107 performances with over 20.000 participants and over 400 performers. The association’s current executive director is Matti Lappalainen.

email: info(at)
tel. +358 50 5855 221

Board members:

Markku Varhela, chairman
Valtteri Malmivirta, vice chairman
Jim Lappalainen
Eerik Siikasaari
Heikki Westerlund