The beautiful concert hall finished in 1879 will serve as the stage for the We Jazz opening concert for the third year in a row. The hall seats 400 people right in front of the performers, creating a special connection between artist and audience.
Andorra Movie Theatre
The movie theatre at Andorra is a great concert venue. Acoustic bands sound great and the theater hall with 183 comfortable seats is very cozy. Getting a grand piano through the narrow doors is nigh impossible but we’ve done it once and are prepared to try again.
Dubrovnik Lounge & Lobby
Located at the same address with the movie theatre Andorra is the Dubrovnik club which can be rented for private events meaning the awesome space is woefully underused. The combination of Andorra and Dubrovnik equals a versatile evening of music made of pure win.
This spring we visited Genelec on other business when we noticed the wooden house they owned would be perfect for a loft jazz gig. Thanks to Genelec we’re able to feature a very unique concert venue at We Jazz this year. We’re going to set up gigs in a few of the rooms and are aiming for a house party feeling for the evening.
Joonas Haavisto’s home
Pianist Joonas Haavisto’s apartment is something of a rarity: a single room apartment featuring a grand piano. This makes it the perfect venue for home concerts. The apartment only has room for a handful of people at once so we have five concerts featuring different guest artists during We Jazz.
Aleksis Kiven katu 12
Coffee bar Kahvila Sävy was first featured as a concert venue at We Jazz last year. The small space is perfect for acoustic jazz performances with audience members sitting right next to the band. With the smell of coffee and the sound of jazz in the air life is good. A new event at Sävy this year is a Sunday jazz brunch featuring a live radio broadcast.
Urho Kekkosen katu 4-6
Simply put Tavastia is the most legendary club in Finland. You rarely hear jazz at Tavastia, but we’re going to change that with the finishing concert of We Jazz 2015. We’re going to use what club boss Juhani Merimaa calls the rock setup with no seats, which in our opinion is how music is supposed to be experienced at Tavastia.
The Vallila depot is a point of departure rather than a concert venue. This is where the Culture Tram will depart for it’s jazz and mystique-filled journey through Helsinki. Step onboard!
WHS Teatteri U:NI:ON
WHS Teatteri Union features audiovisual concerts every now and then and it’s arguably the best venue for them in town. Naturally our concert there will be a soundtrack to a silent film. The theatre seats 90 people making for a very intimate experience. This venue was previously know as Koko Jazz Club.