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+ The Science fiction band

FRI 4.11.2022 | 21.45 | Pakkahuone

Hamid Drake's Turiya

Honoring Alice Coltrane

SUN 6.11.2022 | 17.30 | Pakkahuone
Satoko Fujii with her grand piano.

Satoko Fujii

Tokyo Trio

SAT 5.11.2022 | 17.30 | Pakkahuone

Tampere Jazz Happening 2023

The 42nd edition of Tampere Jazz Happening will take place on 2–5 November 2023. The programme will be published in September 2023.



Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few. Photo: Maarit Kytöharju.

Versatile Tampere Jazz Happening 2022 Culminated in Spiritual Jazz

On All Saints Weekend 2022 Tampere Jazz Happening filled the Tullikamari Square with modern jazz for the 41st time. Over the course of four days, a total of 25 ensembles performed at the event, with musicians from 14 different countries. As usual, the festival was praised for its warm atmosphere and versatile program offering guests both young and old a chance to experience the beautiful music of modern contemporary jazz

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Stefan Pasborg soittaa rumpuja
What's Happening

Interviewing Stefan Pasborg

Drummer Stefan Pasborg will perform at Tampere Jazz Happening together with UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra on the 4th of November 2022. We interviewed him about his music and future plans.

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2022 artists

Amanda Blomqvist


The flagship of modern jazz, Tampere Jazz Happening, was founded in 1982. In the beginning it was organised by the jazz-club Break in conjunction with the City of Tampere’s cultural board. Tampere Jazz Happening’s unprejudiced and first-rate programme has turned the festival into one of Europe’s most intriguing jazz happenings. The programme highlights the influence of concert, rock and ethnic music on the development of modern jazz. The concerts are held at venues around the Old Customs House square: Restaurants Klubi and Telakka and at the Old Customs House Hall. The annual festival takes place at the turn of October.