Paal Nilssen-Love & Raoul Björkenheim added to We Jazz 2020 lineup

14.10.2020

We are excited to add one more act to the We Jazz 2020 lineup. The program is now complete as the Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love joins forces with guitarist Raoul Björknheim live at Kuudes Linja on Friday 4 December. Both are household names in the European free jazz and experimental music scene, having played and performed with the likes of Edward Vesala Sound & Fury, William Parker, Mats Gustafsson and Peter Brötzmann. The concert also features a performance by Timo Lassy Trio feat. Reiska Laine.

Tickets are available via Tiketti.

“Nilssen-Love is one of the most innovative, dynamic and versatile drummers in jazz!” – DownBeat Magazine

“Björkenheim’s guitar pyrotechnics blend virtuosity and versatility with a keen sense of abstraction”. – All About Jazz

“Raoul Bjorkenheim’s guitar work represents a mature extension of his presence as a leading guitarist in the Finnish and European experimental jazz and free improvisation movement. Very listenable, engaging, free improvisation, music that speaks of purity, and fragility, beauty, expansion, world community, and imagination, spinning out of intensive commitment to playing.” – The Improviser

WE JAZZ 2020 PROGRAM

Sun 29 Nov 12 noon Way Bakery and Wine Bar
JAZZ KIINNOSTAA (LIVE RADIO SHOW BRUNCH)
*** SOLD OUT ***

Sun 29 Nov 7pm GLO Hotel Art Jugend Hall
LUCIA CADOTSCH SPEAK LOW (CH/SE/UK)
IRO HAARLA PRESENTS: LEO RECORDS

Mon 30 Nov 7pm
SECRET GIG

Tue 1 Dec 8pm The National Museum of Finland
Y-OTIS (SE/DE/UK)
KIT DOWNES (UK)

Wed 2 Dec 6.30pm Hakola Shop
VILLE HERRALA
JAF TRIO (FI/DK)

Wed 2 Dec 8pm G Livelab Helsinki
NORDIC JAZZ COMETS:
INGIBJÖRG TURCHI BAND (IS)
KADI VIJA KEY PROJECT
KJETIL MULELID TRIO (NO)
POST-SUN-VISION (SE)
SVANEBORG KARDYB (DK)

Thu 3 Dec 6pm Helsinki Contemporary
TAPANI RINNE: FOGHORNIA

Thu 3 Dec 8pm Korjaamo
VERNERI POHJOLA QUARTET
DARK HORSE (SE)

Fri 4 Dec 6pm Kahvila Sävy
AINON

Fri 4 Dec 8pm Kuudes Linja
TIMO LASSY TRIO FEAT. REISKA LAINE
PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE & RAOUL NJÖRKENHEIM (NO/FI)

Fri 4 Dec 10pm Tanner
WE JAZZ DJS (Free entry)

Sat 5 Dec 7pm Ääniwalli
DEATH HAWKS PLAYS SUN RA
ANTTI LÖTJÖNEN QUINTET EAST
TEPPO MÄKYNEN PRESENTS
SUPERPOSITION FESTIVAL

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