Jonathan Bäckström on a coastal tour


Finnish Jazz Federation develops the sustainability of touring concepts. During fall 2022, we study the emissions of seven differently produced tours, and collect data about their impacts and user experiences. The third of the pilot tours takes bassist Jonathan Bäckström’s quartet along the South-Western archipelago.

Jonathan Bäckström Quartet’s music is defined by streamlined, timeless groove. The Finnish-Swedish foursome travels to the coast of the Baltic Sea and explores concert life in the archipelago towns and villages outside the summer and the festival season. The group drives Jazz Finland’s tour bus and carries a portable sound gear along to the concert venues in e.g. Pargas and Dalsbruk!

The tour is a part of The Finnish Jazz Federation’s Carbon-Neutral Tour Model project in 2022–2023. On this tour, the quartet also maps the carbon footprint of touring as a part of the climate charting of the Finnish live music business.

Jonathan Bäckström Quartet

Marcus Wärnheim – alto saxophone
Jarno Tikka – tenor saxophone
Benjamin Nylund – drums
Jonathan Bäckström – bass

Concert dates:

Wed 21.9. at 7.00 pm Hanko, City Hall / Hanko City
Thu 22.9. at 7.00 pm Parainen, Jazz Café AXO / Korpo Jazz rf
Fri 23.9. at 10.00 pm Turku, Flame Jazz, Café Tiljan / Jazz City Turku ry.
Sat 24.9. at 12.00 noon Taalintehdas, Apple Day, Söderlångvik manor / Baltic Jazz rf.
Sun 25.9. at 3.00 pm Helsinki, Luckan / Luckan rf

Decorative logo for the campaign to measure the climate impact of Finnish live music. There's a pink circle, with the text 'Live music heart climate' inside.