© Kaupo Kikkas

© Guadalupe Ruiz

© Geordie Wood

© Teemu Mattsson

© Saara Salmi

© Hedvig Mollestad Trio 2015

Maria Faust Sacrum Facere
Sunday 1 November Tullikamarin Pakkahuone
Mats Gustafsson Solo
Saturday 31 October Tullikamarin Pakkahuone
David Murray Infinity Quartet & Saul Williams
Friday 30 October Klubi
David Murray Infinity Quartet & Saul Williams
Friday 30 October Klubi
Kasperi Sarikoski & Nuance
Friday 30 October Telakka
Jussi Fredriksson Trio
Saturday 31 October Telakka
Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion
Saturday 31 October Tullikamarin Pakkahuone
Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Sunday 1 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.


Tullikamarin Pakkahuone / 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: Tampere Public Transport bus number 1 goes from Tampere-Pirkkala airport ("lentoasema") to the centre of Tampere.

Bus and train connections are available from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Tampere. The timetables are found here (busses) and here (trains).

Long-distance intercity coach timetables: Matkahuolto (final stop: bus station) and Onnibus (final stop: Tampere Kaleva).

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. When arriving to Kaleva by Onnibus, take a local city bus 3, 17 or 25 and get off at "rautatieasema" stop (travel time approximately 15 minutes).

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.


Holiday Inn Tampere-Central Station offers special prices for festival goers from October 30th to November 1st, 2015: 95 € / single room / night and 115 € / double or twin room / night. Bookings by October 7th via e-mail (Enable JavaScript to view protected content.) or by phone (tel. +358 3 239 22100). Please mention "Jazz Happening 2015".

Dream Hostel & Hotel offers -10% on hostel accommodation and 79 € / double or twin hotel room / night. The discount price is valid from October 29th to November 1st, 2015. When booking, please mention discount code "Jazz15". Bookings & more information: Enable JavaScript to view protected content. or tel. +358 45 236 0517.

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.


Without a permission given by the festival, photographing or any kind of recording of the Tampere Jazz Happening concerts is forbidden. Please ask for the permission from our PR officer Katariina Pasuri, Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

international guests

Benigar Bogdan, Ljubljana Jazz Festival
Bolder Frank, LantarenVenster
Dombrowski Ralf, Jazz Thing
Dudley-Evans Tony, Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Erm Anne, Jazzkaar
Filipieva Anna, Jazz.ru
Flarer Jakob, Saudades Tourneen
Foxall Dave, Jazz Journal / A Jazz Noise
Friis Sören, Jazzspecial
Granlie Jan, salt peanuts
Gunnlaugsdottir Sunna, Iceland Music Export
Henkin Andrey, New York City Jazz Record
Hentz Stefan
Thor Jensen Lars, Jazz Danmark
Kobrzinowski Jan, Jazzthetik
Larsson Terese, Svensk jazz
Le Gendre Kevin, Jazzwise
Markowska Martyna, Katowice JazzArt Festival
Michalke Reiner, Moers Jazz
Mikker Enn, Jazzkaar
Mützelfeldt Karsten, All About Jazz
Oosterop Danielle, Danielle Oosterop Music Management
Otnaes Jan Ole, Victoria Jazz Club
Overgård Niels, Jazznytt
Partapuoli Unni, Norsk Jazzforum
Sargent Debbie, Jazz Travels
Schulze Peter, Jazzahead
Skjerven Larsen Øyvind, Norsk jazzforum
Stephan Christine, JazzThetik
Strömbäck Lennart, Umeå Jazz Festival
Stückl Michael, Jazzclub Unterfahrt
Vitali Luca, All About Jazz Italy
Wuyts Maaike, Aubergine Artist Management

Tampere Jazz Happening in co-operation with

  • Ministry of Education and Culture
  • The Finnish Music Foundation (MES)
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland
  • Yleisradio / The Finnish Broadcasting Company
  • Tredea Oy
  • The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Foundation
  • Sokos Hotels, Restel Hotel Group, Klubi, Telakka, Bengol Curry
  • Tampere City Library
  • Leivon Leipomo
  • Pyynikin Käsityöläispanimo

Tampere Jazz Happening Elsewhere

Further information

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