Aili Ikonen at Jazz-Espa Opening Day

Welcome to Jazz-Espa!

The annual Jazz-Espa concert series and its sister events offer once again more than 20 top-notch jazz concerts this upcoming summer. This year, the beloved free shows of the Espa outdoor stage will be organised on 30 July – 4 August, with two concerts taking place every afternoon and one lunch concert at noon. This year will also see the novel Jazz-Espa opening and closing club nights take over the restaurant ship Merikerho on 29 July and 5 August, respectively.

2018 will see the Jazz-Espa Festival organised for the 19th time. Like in previous years, the festival will deliver both experimental styles and traditional sounds and everything in between. Last year, the concert series was attended by thousands of listeners over two weeks’ time, and, indeed, Jazz-Espa has established itself as the highlight of Helsinki’s summery jazz offerings both among tourists and locals.

Esplanadi Park Open Air Concerts
30 July – 4 August on weekdays at 12:00, 16:00 and 17:30, and on Saturday 4 August at 12:00 and 14:00. The shows do not have an entry fee or age limit and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Restaurant Ship Merikerho, Sörnäisten rantatie
Sun 29 July & Sun 5 August
Live jazz & best vinyl tracks from afternoon till night
Free entry!

The Finnish Jazz Federation produces the Jazz-Espa and its joint events with the support of the Finnish Music Foundation, MES, and the City of Helsinki. The event will be organised in partnership with Restaurant Merikerho, Restaurant Kappeli, Pianoplan T:mi Ari Harenko, Pop & Jazz Conservatory and Savoy Theatre.

Further info:

Finnish Jazz Federation
Producer Annika Mustonen
Tel. +358 40 770 8605