Monthly Archives: August 2013


This week my blog passed 50,000 views milestone. Thank You all my regular, random and one-time readers! When I started this blog in January 2011, it was hard to believe that I could get this much visibility in about two … Continue reading

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Circus Ronaldo in Espoo

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A circus is great and magical show – when it is performed with great skills and passion. Circus Ronaldo, a family circus from Belgium, is like that. This was the second time I saw their show as a guest performance … Continue reading

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Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden

If you have got a moment of free time in Helsinki, you may like to spend it in a serene place. Visit then Helsinki University’s Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden in the very center of the city. – I’m not a botanist or … Continue reading

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NHØP and Kenny Drew in Pori Jazz 1974

During first half of 1970’s bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and pianist Kenny Drew were very productive duo. They made three joint recordings, Duo in 1973, Duo 2 and Duo Live in Concert  in 1974. We in Pori Jazz could enjoy their live performance on July 12, 1974. We can … Continue reading

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Photoessay: New York City urbanscapes

Ming Thein is one of my favorite photo bloggers. He has often inspiring topics and always top notch photographs. In this blog I liked his considerations about different photography gategories and genres, and of course the pictures.

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Ambassador Austad making a film in Finland 1976

July 16th, 1976. U.S. Army Band is playing in front of the Town Hall of Pori. I notice a slightly more formally dressed  gentleman using a movie camera. He is clearly not a standard Pori Jazz visitor. So I take … Continue reading

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Cello and piano in a romantic mood

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If you have not heard about Klaus Mäkelä yet, make a note now. Despite of his young age (b. 1996), he is already a acclaimed cellist and, as a student of Jorma Panula, he is going to continue the long … Continue reading

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Matti Konttinen ei juonna enää (Pori Jazz 1976)

Yle uutisoi tänään, että pitkäaikainen jazztoimittaja ja  jazzin monitoimimies Matti Konttinen on kuollut 75 vuoden iässä. Hän oli toinen merkittävä radion jazzääni, jonka olemme menettäneet lyhyen ajan sisällä (ks. Timo Peltoniemi). Matti Konttinen toimi myös Ylen ulkopuolella aktiivisesti kotimaisessa jazzissa ja … Continue reading

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