Verneri Pohjola Quartet is what’s great about jazz these days: innovative, personal and you know, just great music. Their Edition Record album “The Dead Don’t Dream” features the band we’re going to listen to here as well: Verneri Pohjola on trumpet, Tuomo Prättälä on piano, Antti Lötjönen on bass and Mika Kallio on drums.
Dark Horse from Sweden celebrate their new We Jazz Records album at the fest. Expect hypnotic, moody music escaping the confines of the piano trio. Together John Holmström (piano), Alfred Lorinius (bass) and Mårten Magnefors (drums) create free music with remarkable depth and we’re happy to present the band in Helsinki as part of the We Jazz label roster.