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Ghost Note
Ghost Note
The Art Ensemble of Chicago
The Art Ensemble of Chicago
Jojo Meyer Nerve
Jojo Meyer Nerve
David Murray Infinity Quartet
David Murray Infinity Quartet
ILmiliekki Quartet, Verneri Pohjola
Ilmiliekki Quartet, Verneri Pohjola

Tampere Jazz Happening

In 1982 Tampere Jazz Happening was organized for the first time and ever since it has been a part of the spectrum of cultural events in Tampere every year. Since 1990 the festival has been produced by Tampere Music Festivals, which is a part of the Cultural Affairs of the City of Tampere. The Happening brings together the most interesting artists of modern jazz from Finland and from abroad.


Tullikamarin Pakkahuone
Tullikamarin aukio 2
33100 Tampere

Tullikamarin aukio 3
33100 Tampere

The age limit for Tampere Jazz Happening venues is 18 years. Under 18-year-olds are admitted at Pakkahuone afternoon concerts, only with a parent or a guardian.


Flight connections
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport can be reached from Pirkkala’s Suuppa area on line 39A. There are some shifts on the line on weekdays. The route runs from the airport to the center of Pirkkala, where you can transfer to buses in the direction of Tampere. At the airport, there is a taxi rank in front of Terminal 1 and a free phone for calling a taxi in case there are no taxis available. The trip to/from the centre costs approximately 50 euros, somewhat more at weekend and night.

When arriving in Helsinki-Vantaa airport, you can take a bus or train (change at Tikkurila train station) to Tampere. For more information, watch From Helsinki Airport to Tampere video by Visit Tampere.


Train timetables
VR (Finnish railway company). The distance from the bus station to the festival area is approximately one kilometer. The railway station (“rautatieasema”) is located right next to the venues.

Long-distance intercity coach timetables
Matkahuolto (final stop: bus station) and Onnibus (final stop: bus station).

Parking locations closest to the festival venues are P-Tullintori and P-Hämppi.

Local City Buses
Tampere Public Transport journey planner is found here. When arriving at Tullikamari and Telakka, the nearest tram stop is Tulli and the nearest bus stops are Itsenäisyydenkatu, Rautatieasema and Yliopistonkatu.

There are bicycle racks in the courtyard of the Tullikamari for those arriving by bike.

City bikes offer a fast way to move around during both free time and on business trips. Bikes can be found at city bike stations in the extended city center area. For use, you need the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät application, through which registration and payment is handled. The licence is valid from the moment of purchase.

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Tullikamari (Pakkahuone and Klubi) venues are accessible for people using wheelchairs. Personal assistants are admitted to concerts with their employers free of charge. Accessible toilet provided. At Telakka, toilets are located on the 2nd floor, no lift.

More information about accessibility at Tullikamari.

Vapaaehtoiset työntekijät


Without a permission given by the festival, photographing or any kind of recording of the Tampere Jazz Happening concerts is forbidden. Please ask for the permission from our PR officer Katariina Pasuri,

Partners and staff

We wish to thank

Arts Promotion Centre in Finland
Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE
Visit Tampere
Jazz Finland
Music Finland
Restaurant Telakka
Sokos Hotels

TJH staff 2020

Heidi Lakaniemi, customer service
Mikko Sorrela, transportation
Venla Törmä & Erkka Vesa, catering

Javiera Marchant Aedo & Kielo Kärkkäinen

Peve Hämäläinen, F.O.H
Olavi Köykkä, Stage Monitors
Jussi Pohjanniemi, Stage Manager
Janne Tiikkainen, F.O.H
Petro Niiniluoto, Stage Manager

Kai Halme

Maarit Kytöharju