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Jussi Fredriksson Trio On Finnish Jazz Federation Tour In September

Raisa Siivola
5.9.2022

Jussi Fredriksson Trio released their dark-toned album Archipelago Sea Tales right in the eye of the pandemic, and decorates the Finnish jazz stages with emotional tunes on their eight-concert tour on September 9–24, 2022.

The internationally acclaimed Jussi Fredriksson Trio’s newest album Archipelago Sea Tales (2021) tells sad and beautiful stories about the world’s most captivating archipelago. Pianist Jussi Fredriksson penned a new repertoire for the band, in the middle of the corona peak. Instead of the health crisis at hand, he drew inspiration from life by the Baltic Sea shore. His compositions are a wild journey from the islander folklore romance to the nature disaster that is facing the South-Western archipelago. The pieces paint a devastating picture of the state of the sea, but also spark hope and survival. Fredriksson’s music comes alive on stage with his trio staples: bassist Jori Huhtala and drummer Mika Kallio.

Story continues after the photo.

Kuva on peilikuva artikkelikuvasta. Kuvassa Jussi Fredriksson kävelee meren jäällä tällä kertaa kohti vasemmalla siintävää kevätaurinkoa.

Jazz – heard and seen!

Finnish Jazz Federation’s essential form of operation is national touring. The annual touring activities enable approximately 100 concerts in 40 different locations all over Finland. The concerts mainly take place in our member organizations. Four of the tours are in-house productions, and five are produced in co-operation with external producers. In 2022–2023, the Jazz Federation runs a project, titled “Finnish Jazz Federation’s carbon-neutral touring model”. The aim is to map the carbon footprint and handprint of Finnish live music, and to develop our own tour system to become more environmentally sustainable. On top of the seven pilot tours that will take place as part of the project, we study the imprint of this and other regular tours too.

The tour is supported by Finnish Music Foundation MES.

Jussi Fredriksson Trio

Jussi Fredriksson – piano
Jori Huhtala – bass
Mika Kallio – drums

Jussi Fredriksson

Tour Dates

Fri 9.9. Seinäjoki, Kalevan Navetta, Hugo hall (Ylistaron Kaukolankylän Jazz ry.)
Sat 10.9. Joensuu, Conservatory Hall (Jazzkerho –76 ry.)
Tue 13.9. Petäjävesi, Auditorio Miilu (Jazz Jkl ry.)
Wed 14.9. Oulu, Teatteri Rio (Oulun Musiikkijuhlat)
Thu 15.9. Jyväskylä, Siltasali (Jazz Jkl ry.)
Fri 16.9. Espoo, Kannusali (April Jazz Club)
Thu 22.9. Savonlinna, Kulttuurikellari (Olavin Jazz ry.)
Sat 24.9. SaloJazz, Musine (SaloJazz ry.)

Further info and press inquiries: Hei Hei Media, press@heihei.fi

www.jussifredriksson.com