Afro-American rhythm music is played at the banks, parks and clubs of festival area for nine days. The festival is held from Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd of July. This is the 47th round – Pori Jazz is going strong!
Soul, funk, r’n’b and blues are strongly presented:
Emeli Sandé, Janelle Monaé, Norah Jones, D’Angelo, Paloma Faith, Estelle, Sam Sparro, Hidden Orchestra, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, etc… Jamaican Legends bring us Jamaican sounds with Ernest Ranglin, Monty Alexander and Sly & Robbie.
On the stage are seen such jazz names as Miles Smiles feat. Robben Ford, Wallace Roney, Kenny Garrett, Darryl Jones and Omar Hakim, The Bad Plus feat. Joshua Redman, Leszek Mozdzer, Jools Holland with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and more.
There’s also a brand new concert venue Cotton Salsa Factory, with Latin & Cuban theme all the way from tip to toe.
For more information see www.porijazz.fi