Program and artists

This year’s April Jazz Festival will be take place as an online event! April Jazz Subgrooves includes four concerts that will be broadcast live from G Livelab Helsinki through keikalla.fi. From Wednesday to Saturday we present two prominent Finnish jazz artists/bands per night. Enjoy the live broadcasts or buy a ticket and watch the concert recordings up to 6 days after the event!

The intermissions are filled with our own program, where artists are interviewed and music is discussed. We will be asking them e.g. how does a pandemic affect creativity? Our host Njassa will conduct the live interviews in English.

Wed 22.4.2020

Keikalla.fi | 18:00

VERNERI POHJOLA & MIKA KALLIO: ANIMAL IMAGE

Animal Image is a soundtrack album to a poetic documentary directed by photographer and film maker Perttu Saksa, depicting the infinite relationship between man and animal.

Thu 23.4.2020

Keikalla.fi | 18:00

MAJA MANNILA

Maja Mannila’s band of young Helsinki based musicians uses elements from R&B, soul and jazz in their music.

Thu 23.4.2020

Keikalla.fi | 20:00

TIMO LASSY & TEPPO MÄKYNEN

Two household names of Finnish jazz, saxophonist Timo Lassy and drummer Teppo Mäkynen, are here to present their powerful music at full speed!

Fri 24.4.2020

Keikalla.fi | 20:00

SUPERPOSITION

The group is expected to be one of the major new names to emerge from the Finnish scene this year.

Sat 25.4.2020

Keikalla.fi | 18:00

Time Machine

Time Machine is: Marzi Nyman, Lenni-Kalle Taipale, Joonas Kaikko and Nipa Ryti. To find out what it means, you need to attend the concert.

Sat 25.4.2020

Keikalla.fi | 20:00

KARI IKONEN SOLO

A solo piano concert by the pianist-moogist-composer Kari Ikonen –  one of the most acclaimed jazz musicians in Finland!