Yrjö-awarded pianist Riitta Paakki and her quartet performs at April Jazz Club.
Riitta Paakki Quartet explores the swinging 1960s Blue Note sound at April Jazz Club. Members of the quartet are some of the brightest stars in Finnish jazz scene: saxophonist Manuel Dunkel, drummer Joonas Riippa and bassist Antti Lötjönen – not to mention the pianist Riitta Paakki who was awarded with a prestigious Yrjö-award in 2019 for her meritorious work. In 2016 Paakki got her doctoral degree in jazz piano as the first pianist in Sibelius Academy. Her research in 1960s Blue Note aesthetics are surely audible in Riitta Paakki Quartets sophisticated harmonies and effortless groove.
Riitta Paakki Quartet
Riitta Paakki – piano, compositions
Manuel Dunkel – tenor saxophone
Antti Lötjönen – double bass
Joonas Riippa – drums
The concert is opened at 6PM by Ebeli Show, presenting the students of Ebeli, the pop/jazz department of the Espoo Music Institute.
Ebeli Show 6 PM
Riitta Paakki Quartet 7 PM
Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden, Tapionaukio 3, Espoo
Tickets at the door 13€ / 10€ (students), payment with card. Tickets in advance are available at Lippu.fi.
No age limit
Dinner is available at the show by booking a table in advance from the Tapiola Garden restaurant Grill It!. When booking a table, please mention that you wish to be seated at the jazz club side. Booking a table at the club requires both dining and buying a ticket in advance.