Welcome to Summer Bay Jazz – Suvilahti Jazz!

The 20-year-anniversary edition of Jazz-Espa concert series opens on Sunday, July 28, with a day-long Suvilahti Jazz festival on Merikerho boat and its surroundings on the urban boardwalk of Sörnäinen.

The sunny Merikerho terrace stage features three international jazz & crossover acts and buoyant DJs in the afternoon, and as the night draws in, the downstairs club heats up with two more live sets and a club-DJ.

The opening party is free of charge and both decks are wheelchair accessible. Children are welcome to the terrace concerts with a guardian, while the late night under-the-deck club concerts admit only those of age.


Restaurant Ship Merikerho, Sörnäisten rantabulevardi
Sun 28 July
Five international live acts & best vinyl tracks from afternoon till night
Free entry! The ships both decks are wheelchair accessible. Children are welcome to the terrace concerts with a guardian.

13:00 Jazz Brunch with DJ Lovroc – pre-order your brunch and reserve tables at https://holvi.com/shop/merikerho/
15:00 Chico Matada Quartet
16:45 Three Days Of Forest (FRA)
18:30 Superposition!

20:00 DJ Kasumisu
20:30 Perussastamala: May Queen
22:00 Shitney (EST/DEN/SWE)

Summer Bay DJs Lovroc (terrace) & Kasumisu (club)

www.merikerho | www.jazzespa.fi | www.jazzfinland.fi/jazzliitto

Accessibility and safer space policy

If you have any questions regarding accessibility or safer space, you can contact us before the event by commenting on this post, sending us a Facebook message, or sending an email to the event Producer Raisa Siivola at raisa.siivola@jazzfinland.fi.

Merikerho is an accessible venue with a few restrictions. The wheelchair ramp leading to the main entrance is steep, but our door staff gladly help you enter the ship. The terrace stage audience and all the bar & food counters are on the same level as the entrance, and there are no thresholds. However, the audience area might get crowded. Our staff will assist you through the crowd if you wish. The toilets are downstairs at the club venue, and there is a wheelchair elevator with an automatic door for your convenience. There is an accessible toilet available.

Please note! There is no tactile walking surface indicator, but guide dogs are very welcome on board. There is no induction loop in the audience.

We as the organizers would kindly ask you to come to this event scent-free so that people with chemical and fragrance sensitivities can also attend and enjoy the event.

We follow a safer space policy. No form of discrimination, harassment, racism or LGBTIQ-phobia will be tolerated. Try not to assume people’s ethnicity, sexuality, gender etc. Give space to others and respect people’s boundaries. If you are faced with an uncomfortable situation or see something that is disrespectful, please contact the security guard or any of the staff. There are gender neutral toilets available.

Esplanadi Park Open Air Concerts
29 July – 3 August on weekdays at 12:00, 16:00 and 17:30, and on Saturday 3 August at 12:00 and 14:00. On the opening Monday there will be a panel discussion in the early afternoon and the first concert starts at 16:00. The shows do not have an entry fee or age limit and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Jazz Finland produces the Jazz-Espa and its joint events with the support of the Finnish Music Foundation MES, and the City of Helsinki. The events are organised in partnership with Restaurant Merikerho, Restaurant Kappeli, Pianoplan T:mi Ari Harenko, Pop & Jazz Conservatory and Savoy Theatre. Suvilahti Jazz is also supported by Stiftelsen Emilie & Rudolf Gesellius Fond, Association Jazzé Croise, and produced in partnership with Vapaat äänet, Estonian Jazz Union, Jazz Danmark and Svensk Jazz.

Further info:
Jazz Finland
Producer Sheri Toivomäki
Tel. +358 40 053 5760