Jazzklubben Birdland har fått en avläggare i Helsingfors. Esa Paavolainen berättar:
Birdland Jazz Club has been opened recently early summer in the heart of Helsinki. The Club operates in collaboration with New York’s BIRDLAND – the jazz corner of the world. The Club offers jazz music weekly from Tuesday to Saturday.
Jazz pros and enthusiasts have long wished for a major jazz club in Helsinki where the top Finnish jazz musicians can perform as well as international jazz legends.
The Program Director of Birdland Jazz Club is Mr. Jyrki Kangas, retired Art Director of Pori International Jazz Festival ”Mr. Pori Jazz”, supported by the club’s advisory board which consists of the heads of Sibelius-Academy, Pop-jazz Conservatory, Finnish Jazz Association, Jazz musicians’ association and UMO (New Music Orchestra). The Club Manager is Mark Middleton.
Monthly program will are having international profile orchestras and vocalists such Al Foster, Esperanza Spalding, Cedar Walton, Benny Golson, Roberta Gambarini, Hilary Kole, Roy Hargrove, Paquito D’Rivera and Joye Morant.