Yrjö Award Concert at the National Jazz Convention

4.11.2022 klo 19.00

As part of the National Jazz Convention, organised annually by Finnish Jazz Federation, Yrjö awards have been granted since 1967. The Yrjö award is the most esteemed jazz industry award, granted each year to a distinguished Finnish jazz musician.

The recipient of the 2022 Yrjö award will be announced at Tampere’s Pakkahuone on Friday, the 4th of November at 7.00 pm, as part of the Tampere Jazz Happening programme. After the ceremony, the Yrjö-winner will play a short concert with a surprise band.

In addition, the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle’s Jazz Radio gives out their own Varjo-Yrjö (“Shadow Yrjö”) award, granted for services to jazz culture. Since 2014, the National Jazz Convention has been organised in conjunction with the Tampere Jazz Happening. Since 1988, Finnish Jazz Federation has also granted discretionary Andania awards for continuous and distinguished services to Finnish jazz.