Photo: Jose Mäenpää by Jari Flinck

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.

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 Association Jazzé Croise, and produced in partnership with Vapaat äänet, Jazz Danmark and Svensk Jazz.

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