Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto)

ABOUT

The Finnish Jazz Federation was founded in September 1966 as a mutual national organization for both jazz musicians and music enthusiastics. Nowadays the Federation acts as an umbrella organization for its 45 member organizations in Finland. The Finnish Jazz Federation supports its members mainly by organizing tours, and instructing the local members running the associations. The Federation works throughout Finland, and abroad as well.

One of the main functions of the Finnish Jazz Federation is tour organizing in Finland. In addition to organizing tours and events for Finnish bands in Finland, the federation operates internationally on several projects, such as the Nordic Jazz network with the Nordic concert organizers and the Heimojazz exchange project with the Estonian Jazz Federation.

 

Hämeentie 17 B 62
00500 Helsinki
Finland
Phone: +358 45 852 3226

News

Nordic Jazz Comets To Open The Scope Festival In Berlin

by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:02
The newly-launched co-operation between the urban club-festival Scope and the Nordic Jazz Network brings five up-and-coming bands to Kreuzberg, Berlin on October 18th.  The Nordic Jazz Comets showcase opens the second edition of the Scope festival, featuring acts from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This is... read more

JAZZ FINLAND LIVE BRINGS NEW FUNDING TO JAZZ CONCERTS IN FINLAND

by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Thu, 14/01/2016 - 16:57
Jazz Finland LIVE is a new form of funding for promoting professional jazz concert organizers around the country. The goal is to provide support for regular and sustained jazz concert series. The Finnish Music Foundation MES granted 139 000 euros for the pilot project in 2016.   Jazz Finland LIVE is a project coordinated by... read more

EJN's Nordic dimension marches young bands on big stages

by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Mon, 07/09/2015 - 20:14
The jazz federations in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland have worked together for over 15 years to provide platforms for young and talented jazz musicians. Young Nordic Jazz Comets has been their flagship project to present bands from each of the Nordic countries since year 2000. The past few years have been pivotal... read more

YOUNG NORDIC JAZZ COMETS 2014

by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:26
Jazz Finland Festival Opening Night: Young Nordic Jazz Comets 2014 Young Nordic Jazz Comets started in 2000 and has since been a recurring event in the Nordic jazz scene. The main purpose is to create attention to new jazz talents, giving them the opportunity to meet their future audience and to play at professional... read more

JAZZ FINLAND FESTIVAL TO SHOWCASE THE BEST OF FINNISH JAZZ 18 TO 21 SEPTEMBER

by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Fri, 12/09/2014 - 14:47
The Jazz Finland Festival, taking place in five different venues around Helsinki, is the largest showcase event of Finnish jazz to date. Organised by the Finnish Jazz Federation in co-operation with Music Finland, the Sibelius Academy and the Europe Jazz Network brings a large number of international players in the field of jazz... read more

JAZZ FINLAND FESTIVAL TO SHOWCASE THE BEST OF FINNISH JAZZ

by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Mon, 19/05/2014 - 11:48
10.3.2014 | news Finnish Jazz Federation organizes a Finnish showcase festival and an international export event in Helsinki on September 18 - 20, 2014. Jazz Finland festival includes a wide repertoire of live concerts open to public, a seminar and network events for international jazz professionals. Jazz Finland also hosts... read more

Slo Motive to Tallinn

by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 14:48
Three distinguished musicians of the Finnish music scene have teamed up for this trio. Slo Motive was founded by the charismatic lead singer Sanni Orasmaa. Other members of the trio are the keyboard wizard Kari Ikonen and the percussion maker, player and sound creator Mamba Assefa. All members have extensive careers in... read more

Verneri Pohjola Quartet to top the year with the “Ancient History” tour

by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 14:46
Trumpet player Verneri Pohjola ranks among the success stories of the young Finnish jazz generation. He recently signed a lengthy deal with the influential German record label ACT, who kicked off 2012 in style by releasing Pohjola’s latest album, “Ancient History”. On the side of the versatile trumpeter the... read more