Monthly Archives: May 2013

Young jazz talent Olli Hirvonen received Erik Lindström Award

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JAPA, The Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive  organized yesterday, together with Helsinki Jazz ry and as part of the jaZZanti a concerts where jazz guitarist Olli Hirvonen received the 11th ‘Erik Lindström Award’. (Erik Lindström (link in Finnish) is an icon in Finnish jazz … Continue reading

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Jazz Q from Praque in Pori Jazz 1972

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Martin Kratochvíl (b. 1946) is a Czech jazz musician, doctor of philosophy and a businessman – not the most common combination for a jazz pianist. In 1964 he established Jazz Q, which during the communist era before 1989 was one of the … Continue reading

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Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Pori Jazz 1972

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Soul jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley‘s quintet was playing in Pori Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 15, 1972.  This was the first (and last?) visit of Cannonball Adderley in Finland. He died of a stroke three years later at the age … Continue reading

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Pori Jazz 1972 – Olitko paikalla? Were you there?

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Hyvään jazzfestariin tarvitaan sekä pätevät muusikot että innostava yleisö. Pori Jazz 1972:n huippuluokan esiintyjien kuvia olen jo blogannut (ja lisää on vielä tulossa), mutta nyt on aika yleisölle. Olitko Porin jazzeissa heinäkuussa 1972? Nappasinko sinut negatiiviini? Onko jazzkärpänen purrut vielä senkin … Continue reading

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Hints for a startup entrepreneur

Last week Helsinki Think Company organized a session with Micke Paqvalén, an experienced internet business innovator and the founder of Kiosked. Micke gave his honest insight to the challenging and sometimes harsh but rewarding life of the startup entrepreneur. My … Continue reading

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Slide Hampton and Umeå Big Band, Pori Jazz 1972

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In Pori Jazz 1972 played Umeå Big Band with trombonist Slide Hampton. Thanks to UBB’s trumpetist Alf Burstedt, I was able to name all the players in the pictures. Alf  wrote to me: “Umeå Big Band don´t exist today, but … Continue reading

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Stockholm archipelago houses

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Cruising in the archipelago of Stockholm is a beautiful experience. The houses on on the islands – often second or summer homes – are all exceptionally well-kept. If you don’t mind that we tourists in the big ships are passing your … Continue reading

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Sakura in Stockholm

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, has turned to mini Japan two days ago: the cherry trees are blossoming (also called sakura) splendidly in Kungsträgården, one of the central parks of the city. We were lucky to see this as the blossom … Continue reading

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Hurry up, the customers are not waiting!

 

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Old-time charm at Bar Plaza Dorrego, Buenos Aires

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If you are in Buenos Aires, do not miss Bar Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo. It is not the shiniest, nor hippest bar, but full of character. Take a cup of coffee or a beer and peanuts (yes, you can … Continue reading

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