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Jonathan Bäckström Quartet on a joint production tour with the Finnish Jazz Federation

Valtteri Pokela
27.3.2024

Originating from Kruunupyy, bassist-composer Jonathan Bäckström’s quartet embarks on a joint production tour with the Finnish Jazz Federation, heading to Finland, as well as Sweden and Estonia.

The Finnish-Swedish Jonathan Bäckström Quartet’s expression ranges from minimalist soundscapes to explosive and multi-layered free improvisation. Each musician brings their unique voice to the mix, resulting in a powerful musical statement collectively.

Joining Jonathan Bäckström on the tour are alto saxophonist Marcus Wärnheim, tenor saxophonist Adele Sauros, and drummer Benjamin Nylund. The band will release their debut album JBQ in 2024, featuring Bäckström’s compositions from 2019 to 2022 and one piece from Marcus Wärnheim.

Jonathan Bäckström Quartet

Jonathan Bäckström – double bass
Adele Sauros – tenor saxophone
Marcus Wärnheim – alto saxophone
Benjamin Nylund – drums

Concert Venues and Dates

Fri 29.3. at 19.00 Helsinki, Villa Hakasalmi / Helsinki Jazz ry *
Thu 4.4. at 19.00 Savonlinna, Kulttuurikellari
Fri 5.4. at 19.00 Joensuu, Pakkahuone / Jazzkerho -76 ry
Sat 6.4. at 19.00 Pietarsaari, Malmska gården / Jeppis Jazz
Tue 9.4. at 13.30 Espoo, Sellosali
Thu 11.4. Stockholm, Restaurant St. Clara
Sat 13.4. Tallinn, Philly Joe´s

* The concert is not part of the Finnish Jazz Federation’s joint production tour.

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 their member organizations. Four of the tours are in-house productions, and five are produced in co-operation with external producers.

Photo: Jonathan Terlinden