Press release

 Rajaton jazz festival in Vuotalo

Fri 15. of February 2019 at 19.00

International Rajaton jazz music festival is organized for the 13 the time at Vuotalo Culture Center.
The main star of the concert is famous finnish jazz vocalist Minna Lasanen who will be performing with pianist-composer Valeri Nikitin’s and his Niki’s Four Jazz Band. Musicians will play jazz classics with great swing feeling.
Very talented singer Sini Hämäläinen also performs during the evening. She will be performing with her band, combining the aesthetics of jazz and pop songs with an open mind. Traditional jazz standards and music from the 2010s work together in the set of this band perfectly – whatever the song is, it bends to bebop, swing or bossa nova in an eyeblink!
Festival Performers:
Minna Lasanen – Vocals;
Niki’s Four Jazz Band: Jarmo Rouvinen – saxophones, flute; Valeri Nikitin – piano; Jukka Kampman – double bass guitar; Juha Salminen – drums
Sini Hämäläinen Trio: Sini Hämäläinen – vocals; Jussi Liski – piano; Eerik Siikasaari – contrabass.
Tickets 15/13 euros
Shipping fee (from 1 € )
Concert’s duration is two and a half hours including a break.
Direct link to ticket sales:
Tickets can be purchased from Lippupiste offices or by calling 0600 900 900 (2 € / min + local network charge) and at the door, 60 minutes before the concert starts.
Group discount conditions: tickets 13 € / per person if the group size is at least 5 people.
Address of the Concert Hall:
Kulttuurikeskus Vuotalo
Mosaiikkitori 2
00980 Helsinki
More information and other concerts:
Contact: Producer Sergei Sokolov, phone +358 40 519 4819,
This event is supported by the City of Helsinki and is produced by Russian Cultural-Democratic Union.
Main Partners and Sponsors: Helsingin kulttuurikeskus, Vuotalo, Pop & Jazz Konservatorio, Hoitokoti Päiväkumpu, Pakila-Seura ry, Art Jazz Helsinki, Inna In Style, Paloheinä-Torpparinmäki kaupunginosayhdistys, Ravintola Annan Kartano, Kiuru.v art + web design.


13. Rajaton jazz festival expands to Paloheinä with two concerts.
Wed 13. of February at 17.30
Claes Andersson, guest writer.
Päivi Hytönen, interviewer.
Free entry.
Paloheinä library: Paloheinäntie 22, Helsinki
The author’s visit is organized by the Helsinki City Library, Työväenopisto and Rajaton jazz –festival.
Wed. 13.2. at 19:00 Julia Korkman, vocal & Claes Andersson, piano
Kvar i mig – Still in me.
Hoitokoti Päiväkumpu – Repovuorentie 12,
00670 Helsinki (former church Paloheinä)
Legal psychologist, singer Julia Korkman and psychiatrist, writer, politician and jazz pianist Claes Andersson met at a common friend’s funeral where they were asked to play together. Funeral has been followed by a joint album with excellent reviews and performances at jazz festivals as well as several sold out concerts. In addition to standard jazz, the concert will feature new compositions for Finnish poets in several languages.
Tickets with handling charge 15/10 €. Tickets easily available at Ticketmaster, the tickets can be booked in advance: tel. 040 519 48
19,, Sysimiehentie 39 A and buy from the door 30 min. before the concert begins.
The event on Facebook:
Sat. 16.2. at 19:00 Frim-Fram duo:
Juki Välipakka, vocals and guitar, Sirpa Suomalainen, saxophone
Blues and New Orlean’s music.
Frim-Fram plays a versatile and swinging blues with an engaging grip. Duo’s set includes both stylish originals and rolling cover-classics. Two singers, a saxophone, a guitar, a stomp box and a
harmonica guarantee that audience will enjoy and dance!
“Let’s Talk”, a self-made album, was released in 2015 with Frim-Fram Quartet, and a new “Wake Up” album is released 9.2. 2019.
Art Jazz & Inna In Style Cultural Club, Sysimiehentie 39A, 00670 Helsinki
The tickets 15/10 €, can be booked in advance: tel. 040 519 48 19,,
Sysimiehentie 39 A and buy from the door 30 min. before the concert begins.
The event on Facebook:
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