We Jazz 2023
26 Nov until 3 Dec, Helsinki

We Jazz is an event first established in 2013 to present a selection of the best contemporary jazz music. Both foreign and domestic artists spread around Helsinki to perform during the eight days.

The producers at We Jazz make an effort to continually discover new spaces for music and many of the venues change from year to year. The pairing of artists and venues is aimed at creating the best possible context for the music at hand. This is why many of the We Jazz venues are quite small.

Music is often at its best when experienced at short range. Quality before quantity is what We Jazz wants to present. Every concert is a handpicked and thought-out piece of the bigger picture. We Jazz is often referred to as a festival and as Helsinki’s biggest annual jazz event, and there’s no denying that We Jazz is exactly that.

The terms “installation” and “utopia” have also been used to describe the event. These words capture the essence of the event and gently direct the thought away from the conventional idea of a jazz festival. In addition to introducing the best possible music, We Jazz aims to challenge and renew the ways of presenting jazz while offering a selection of the various forms of creative music across the broad spectrum of jazz.

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Volunteer application for We Jazz 2023 is now open!

Our volunteers are an important part of the festival team. Volunteer tasks include building and decorating the venues, ticket and merchandise sales, assistance in catering, instructing our visitors and cleanup after the gig. If you are at least 18 years old and full of positive energy please fill in the application and come join us at Helsinki’s most impactful jazz festival.

Volunteering at We Jazz festival is unpaid and gratuitous. Our volunteers can take the amount of shifts they decide, and the shifts are 7 hours long on average. As a thank you we offer our volunteers admission to selected We Jazz concerts, a light meal during the volunteer shifts and an afterparty when the festival is over. All volunteers will be briefed for their tasks, and it is possible to receive a volunteering reference.

Link to the application.

More information: Aleksi Nerola,

We Jazz 2023 media accreditation is now open. We will send a confirmation e-mail to all approved applicants before the event.

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Most of the festival’s concert venues are accessible, full list below:

G Livelab
Harju 8
Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo
Kuudes Linja
Peloton Cycling Eatery
Radisson RED Helsinki
Solo Sokos Hotel Torni
Johannes’ home


artistic director: Matti Nives
executive director: Katariina Uusitupa
head of production: Tomi Mutanen
producer: Jaakko Hietakangas
technical producer: Teemu Markkula
press officer: Julia Palmu
production assistant: Aleksi Nerola

Fat Lizard Brewing Co., Pop Media, Radio Helsinki, Radisson RED Helsinki, Solo Sokos Hotel Torni, Sibelius Academy, Metropolia

Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Gesellius Fond, City of Helsinki, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Musiikin edistämissäätiö, Robert D. Bielecki Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Thurings stiftelse

G Livelab Helsinki
Harju 8
Jacita’s home
Johannes’ home
Kahvila Sävy
Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo
Kuudes Linja
Peloton Cycling Eatery
Radisson RED Helsinki
Solo Sokos Hotel Torni

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