Tampere Jazz Happening blir årets festival i Finland 2012

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Just nu pågår Tampere Jazz Happening för fullt. Festivalen fyller 30 år och har utsetts till Årets Festival i Finland för nästa år.

 

Så här lyder motiveringen:

“Tampere Jazz Happening has established itself and constantly remained up-to-date. Year by year the festival has found the most interesting and innovative musicians and groups and it has been broad-minded towards the field of jazz.

Courageously, openly and without fearing the risks, the event has presented the freshest of the fresh and best bits from the past to its dedicated audience. Happening’s production is highly professional.

The festival remarkably richens the Finnish jazz scene and is classy and cool in the best possible sense.”

Bland årets deltagare finns svensk-finska Elifantree, som uppmärksammades i OJ nr 4, pianisten Abdullah Ibrahim, Paavo, Dave Holland och David Murray. Läs mer om festivalen på deras webbplats.

Årets festival bevakas av OJ:s Lars Grip och hans norske kollega Jan Granlie, och rappport kommer på webben.