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This March, Finland’s second oldest jazz festival celebrates its half-centennial! Turku Jazz has delighted music fans with its unique atmosphere since 1969. Most of the performances of the 2019 Turku Jazz Festival take place on one of the three stages of Logomo’s Teatro hall. The grand half-centennial celebration concert on Thursday 7th of March takes place on Åbo Svenska Teater’s large stage. Music clubs and bars around Turku centrum host Wednesday and Sunday’s performances.

Festival date: 6.-10th of March 2019.

 

TURKU JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019 – PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY 6.3.

Café Tiljan, Åbo Svenska Teater, Eerikinkatu 13
7 PM TURKU JAZZ IN FLAMES: WINTER HESS HUNTLEY (FI/DK/US)

THURSDAY 7.3.

Åbo Svenska Teater, Aurakatu 10
7 PM 50 YEARS OF TURKU JAZZ: EERO KOIVISTOINEN QUARTET -69
CELEBRATING BILLY COBHAM’S 75TH BIRTHDAY WITH CROSSWINDS PROJECT (US)
Tiirikkala, Linnankatu 3 (adults only)
10 PM TURKU CONSERVATORY WORKSHOP & JASKA LUKKARINEN + Jam Session (free entry)

FRIDAY 8.3.

Logomo, Köydenpunojankatu 14
5 PM Teatro: OK:KO (free entry)
6 PM Gallery: TURKU JAZZ ALL STARS
7:30 PM Teatro: TURKU JAZZ ORCHESTRA & OUTI TARKIAINEN: UNPAINTED PORTRAITS
9 PM Gallery: SUPERPOSITION!
10:30 PM Teatro: NICOLA CONTE SPIRITUAL GALAXY (IT/UK/FI)
12 PM Teatro: Jam Session (free entry)

SATURDAY 9.3.

Logomo, Köydenpunojankatu 14
5 PM Teatro: RIITTA PAAKKI & MANUEL DUNKEL DUO (free entry)
6 PM Gallery: TURKU JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2019: ILKKA AROLA SOUND TAGINE
7:30 PM Teatro: AILI IKONEN & JUKKA PERKO AVARA: DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
9 PM Gallery: TRYGVE SEIM HELSINKI SONGS (NO/FI/EE)
10:30 Teatro: JARMO SAARI REPUBLIC FEAT. TIMO LASSY
12 PM Teatro: Jam Session (free entry)

SUNDAY 10.3.

Tiirikkala, Linnankatu 3
12 AM JAZZ BRUNCH: KARI ANTILA & KARRI LUHTALA ORGAN BROTHERS
2 PM Final Jam Session (free entry)

 

Concert venues

Åbo Svenska Teater, Aurakatu 10, 20100 Turku. All ages.
Logomo Teatro, Köydenpunojankatu 14, 20100 Turku. Age limit 18 years.
Restaurant Tiirikkala, Linnankatu 3, 20100 Turku. Age limit 18 years after 10 PM. The brunch is an all ages event.

 

Tickets

The vendors at the door accept both cash and credit cards. The Smartum culture tokens are accepted only for the concert at Åbo Svenska Teater. The performances starting at 5 PM at Logomo’s Teatro as well as the evening jam sessions are free. Tiirikkala’s Thursday jam session is also free.

Advance sales of tickets to Logomo events through Lippu.fi. Ticketmaster sells the advance tickets to Åbo Svenska Teater’s events. Tiirikkala jazz brunch tickets can be purchased from restaurant Tiirikkala.

 

Food and drink

Logomo offers several options for dining. You can reserve a table for Friday dinner at Logomo Kitchen at the Lippu.fi website. On Saturday Teatro hosts a Jazz Brunch from 12 AM to 4 PM. Teatro also serves food in between concerts, like scrumptious tacos and other light meals and snacks.

Soft tacos
Beef brisket, pickled jalapeno, red onion and sour cream. 16 € / portion
Crispy chicken, red cabbage, queso fresco and salsa verde. 16 € / portion
Vegetarian options
Flatbread, bolete purée, smoked celery and tarragon. 16 € / portion
Marinated tofu, broiled sweet pepper, spinach and hemp seeds. 16 € / portion

JAZZ BRUNCH Saturday 9th of March 12 AM-4 AM, 19.50 € / customer

Contact information

Turku Jazz Festival

Postal address:
Turku Jazz ry
Uudenmaankatu 1
FI-20500 Turku
FINLAND

Bookings and info: info@turkujazz.fi
Jussi Fredriksson, chairman of the board
Sanna Vartiainen, producer

Bookings ONLY from August till November.

Facebook: Turku Jazz Festival

Concert venue:

Logomo
Köydenpunojankatu 14, Turku
info@logomo.fi