© Geir Birkeland

© Matt Crossick

© Thomas Dornbirn

Karl Seglem Quartet
Saturday 1 November Old Customs House Hall
Sons of Kemet
Saturday 1 November Old Customs House Hall
Friday 31 October Klubi
Farmers Market
Sunday 2 November Klubi

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.


Programme book available at Tampere Music Festival office, Klubi, Telakka and cafés at the centre of Tampere.


Old Customs House Hall / Klubi
Tullikamarin aukio 2
FI-33100 Tampere

Tullikamarin aukio 3
FI-33100 Tampere

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

If you wish to have a seat, please be on time at the concerts, especially at Telakka. Also the 2nd floor of Telakka is available for the audience during the festival. The Telakka concerts will be shown on the screen!


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


The Old Customs House Hall 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.


Flight connections: Ryanair has direct flights to Tampere-Pirkkala airport. Tampere Public Transport bus number 1 goes from the airport ("lentoasema") to the centre of Tampere.

Bus connection is available from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Tampere. The timetables are found here.

Long-distance intercity coach timetables: Matkahuolto and Onnibus.

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.

Local city buses: Tampere Public Transport journey planner is found here. The nearest bus stops to Tullikamarin aukio are on Itsenäisyydenkatu, Rautatieasema and Yliopistonkatu.

Taxi service in Tampere: +358 (0)100 4131.


During the festival Tampere is full of tourists. Please remember to make your hotel & accommodation reservation as soon as possible. Tampere has various accommodation options to offer. Click here to find options.


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International guests

Henning Bolte All About Jazz (NED)
Dmitri Boulytchev Jazz.Ru (RUS)
Susanna von Canon Stichting Enveloppe (NED)
Laurence Donohue-Greene New York City Jazz Record (USA)
Jeremy Farnell Autodidactic Ltd. (GBR)
Søren Friis Stunt Records / Jazz Special (DEN)
Jan Granlie salt-peanuts.eu (NOR)
Kevin Le Gendre Jazzwise (UK)
Jan Kobrzinowski Jazzthetik (GER)
Yana Kobzeva JFC Jazz Club (RUS)
Reiner Michalke Moers Festival (GER)
Enn Mikker Jazzkaar (EST)
Danielle Oosterop Danielle O. Music Mangagement (NED)
Madli-Liis Parts Estonian Music Days (EST)
Lee Paterson Go Between (GBR)
Yulia Sotnikova Radio Heremitage (RUS)
Alexey Sotnikov Radio Heremitage (RUS)

Tampere Jazz Happening in co-operation with

  • Ministry of Education and Culture
  • The Finnish Music Foundation (MES)
  • Yleisradio / The Finnish Broadcasting Company
  • Tredea Oy
  • Sokos Hotels, Restel Hotel Group, Klubi, Telakka, Bengol Curry
  • Tampere City Library
  • Children's Cultural Centre Rulla

Tampere Jazz Happening Elsewhere

Further information

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