April Jazz

April Jazz Festival, Espoo, Finland - 26-30th April 2017
The largest jazz festival in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area will be arranged for the 31st time at Tapiola in Espoo. 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.
Our next festival program will be out in January 2017!
Previously featured singers include Diane Schuur, Nina Simone, Cassandra Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nwe York Voices, Al Jarreau, Ray Charles, Diane Reeves, Angelique Kidjo, Patti Austin, Al Jarreau, Kevin Mahogany, Bobby McFerrin, Gregory Porter, José James etc.
Previously featured bands/instrumentalists include Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, Freddie Hubbard, Modern Jazz Quartet, Charles Lloyd, Dave Brubeck, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea Elektric Band, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, Kronos Quartet, Bo Diddley, EWF, Jan Garbarek, Afro-Cuban All Stars, Hiromi: The Trio Project etc.



Artistic Director:
Matti Lappalainen
Kulttuuriaukio 2
02100 Espoo
Phone: +358 9 455 0003



by April Jazz on Tue, 19/04/2016 - 09:18
APRIL JAZZ CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY AND LAUNCHES A NEW JAZZ CLUB The biggest jazz festival in the Helsinki metropolitan area, April Jazz, has released its 30th anniversary program. The biggest international names this year include a cappella group Take 6, pianist Robert Glasper with his... read more

Spring is here: April Jazzfest in Espoo kicks off on 21st April

by April Jazz on Mon, 20/04/2015 - 16:01
The 29th April Jazz Festival will take place in Espoo, Finland, 21–26 April 2015. The Festival, a member of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN) presents some of the most prominent Finnish and international artists as well as some of rhythm music’s freshest and most interesting rising stars. April Jazz is the biggest jazz... read more

29th APRIL JAZZ FESTIVAL 21-26 April 2015, Espoo (FI)

by April Jazz on Mon, 02/03/2015 - 09:48
29th APRIL JAZZ FESTIVAL 21-26 April 2015, Espoo (FI) April Jazz is the biggest jazz festival in Finland’s capital city area. The 29th festival takes place in Espoo, only a 15 minute bus ride from Helsinki city center. This spring the international highlights include the American saxophonist David Sanborn, jazz vocalist... read more

27th APRIL JAZZ - 24/28 April 2013 - Espoo, Finland

by April Jazz on Wed, 17/04/2013 - 17:10
April Jazz brings the Spring.   Releasing the program for the 27th April Jazz in Tapiola, Espoo, is a clear signal that spring will once again arrive. Take a tour on our new site. Tell your friends and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Hope to see you in April. Welcome to April Jazz!... read more

2013 ticket sales starts with two concerts

by April Jazz on Thu, 17/01/2013 - 19:46
10.12.2012 April Jazz opens ticket sales for the 2013 festival with two concerts. Tickets to the first two festival days’ concerts at Tapiolasali are now available at Lippupalvelu. Buy your tickets here. Wed 24 April 2013 SAXOPHONE MASTER CHARLES LLOYD NEW QUARTET featuring Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers and... read more