Ticket sales for the Archipelago Sea Jazz festival series begin!


Archipelago Sea Jazz is a new, internationally appealing festival series built around high-quality jazz music and the unique attraction of our archipelago. Despite having to cancel this summer’s festivals, the organisers were not discouraged and tickets for next year are now released with a hopeful mind. To celebrate the start of ticket sales on Wednesday 4 November, a live-streamed concert is offered on Facebook Live. It is possible to support the Baltic Sea in conjunction with the Archipelago Sea Jazz events.

The first Archipelago Sea Jazz was postponed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organisers now have their sights set on next summer and tickets will be released via Tiketti on Wednesday 4 November. The festivals, held in Turku, Kimito Island, Korpo and Mariehamn, will largely offer the same programmes that were planned for summer 2020.

The festival series combines the two well-established festivals Baltic Jazz and Korpo Sea Jazz with the new events Turku Sea Jazz and Åland Sea Jazz under the joint name Archipelago Sea Jazz. For several weeks during summer 2021, the festival series offers high-quality jazz events in the Archipelago Sea area. This cultural endeavour is a cooperation between four municipalities that strengthens vitality and promotes international tourism in the area.

Archipelago Sea Jazz will be kicked off with Baltic Jazz on 9-11 July in the historical iron works village of Dalsbruk on Kimito Island. Baltic Jazz is a festival for the whole family and lets you experience the Prohibition Era with its programme for 2021. The artist line-up includes international bands Hot Sugar Band, Stockholm Stompers, Estonian Dixieland Band and domestic top musicians such as Jukka Perko, Antti Sarpila and Seppo Hovi.

The festival series continues with Korpo Sea Jazz on 21-25 July. The bold, modern and at times experimental jazz festival hosts current, high profile Finnish performers such as Kaisa Mäensivu, Olli Hirvonen and Kasperi Sarikoski. Improviser and jazz singer Kadi Vija continues as the artistic director for this intimate archipelago festival.

Turku Sea Jazz on 30-31 July is the new and more urban festival in the historical surroundings of the Ruissalo shipyard. The first confirmed artists are top Finnish names Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen, Verneri Pohjola Quartet and the masters of world music – Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble.

The festival series concludes with Åland Sea Jazz on 6-7 August. The unique Scandinavian-style boutique festival, set in the historical and still active maritime quarter in Mariehamn, announces Anni Elif and Manuel Dunkel Standards Trio as its first artists.

The safeguarding of the Baltic Sea is one of our top priorities at Archipelago Sea Jazz and we wish to foster sustainable and environmentally friendly archipelago tourism and cultural production. You can support the Baltic Sea by making a voluntary donation to our environmental partner The John Nurminen Foundation when buying tickets via Tiketti. The donation amount is chosen in the shopping cart. With the help of donations, the Foundation implements concrete protection measures that improve the condition of the Baltic Sea by reducing the load and environmental risks faced by the sea.

To celebrate the start of ticket sales, a concert with pianist Jussi Fredriksson will be live-streamed on Facebook Live on Wednesday 4 November at 7 p.m. During the concert in Forum Kortteli in Turku, Fredriksson will perform his recent compositions inspired by the archipelago. You can join the concert at facebook.com/archipelagoseajazz/live. Archipelago Sea Jazz also encourages its stream audience to donate to the Baltic Sea.