Baltic Jazz kicks off the Archipelago Sea Jazz festival series this weekend!


Welcome to enjoy the highlights of summer with the Archipelago Sea Jazz festival series! The series consists of four fantastic events: Baltic Jazz, Korpo Sea Jazz, Turku Sea Jazz, and Åland Sea Jazz. Each festival offers unique musical experiences in the stunning scenery of the world’s most beautiful archipelago.

Baltic Jazz 5–7 July 2024

Baltic Jazz offers a relaxed summer meeting place for young and older music lovers. The festival begins with a traditional kick-off at Kasnäs Pavilion on Thursday, 4 July. On Friday, the Jazz Street opens, where you can experience the opening parade and enjoy free concerts. The weekend’s park concerts feature performances by the Danish singer Mette JuulAntti Sarpila & FriendsSUMU Big Band & Sami Pitkämö with their Frank Sinatra program, and the show choir ÅK Ensemble. There are both children’s concerts and swinging evening events at the cozy Verkstan. The festival concludes on Sunday with Gypsy Swing concerts at Söderlångvik Manor led by the top guitarist Olli Soikkeli.

Korpo Sea Jazz 25–27 July 2024

The intimate and experimental Korpo Sea Jazz takes place on the last weekend of July across the archipelago. The festival’s artistic director is bassist Joonas Tuuri, who also hosts several jam sessions. On Thursday, the festival kicks off at Korpo Market Square, and on Friday, the program includes Riikka Keränen Group in Korpo medieval church, Maja Mannila Trio at Korpo Gård, and a forest concert with two drummers on Barfotastigen. On Saturday, enjoy jazz in Aspö Chapel and Korpoström Archipelago Centre. The festival ends with a jazz buffet and closing jams led by trumpeter Mikko Gunu Karjalainen.

Turku Sea Jazz 31 July–3 August 2024

Turku Sea Jazz opens its festival with a free event at Cathedral Park Terrace on Wednesday, 31 July, and Thursday is jazz day on the fascinating Seili Island. The weekend’s concerts will be enjoyed at the Maritime Centre Forum Marinum by the Aura River. The festival features artists such as the 75th-anniversary jazz legend Olli Ahvenlahti, soulful Tuomo, the Palestinian-Finnish Wishamalii trio, and jazz visionary Teppo Mäkynen‘s anticipated The Stance Brothers. Additionally, there are surprising performances by top musicians in various spaces of the maritime museum and a delicious Sea Jazz dinner at restaurant Göran.

Åland Sea Jazz 9–10 August 2024

Åland Sea Jazz, concluding the jazz summer, invites you to enjoy top Nordic jazz in Mariehamn. On Friday, the festival opens at the Alandica Culture Center with the Swedish Grammy-winning jazz guitarist Ulf Wakenius, and the evening continues with Timo Lassy Trio. On Saturday, the program includes trombonist Hampus Adami‘s solo concert in the Maritime Quarter Chapel, the magnificent Nina Mya‘s “Jazz Meets Gospel,” and local swing by Whatclub. After the concerts, the evenings continue with free jam sessions at Hotel Arkipelag.

Advance tickets for all concerts in the Archipelago Sea Jazz series are available at Tiketti. When purchasing tickets, you can support the John Nurminen Foundation’s work for the marine environment.

Welcome to be part of the archipelago’s jazz family!