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Sat, 14 Jan


Olav's Jazz Association

Olavin Jazz – Quartet Ajaton – "Early Music in the Latest Way"

Quartet Ajaton: Mia Simanainen (vocals), Henrik Sandås (bandoneón), Kari Ikonen (Moog synthesizer), Aino Juutilainen (cello).

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Olavin Jazz – Quartet Ajaton – "Early Music in the Latest Way"
Olavin Jazz – Quartet Ajaton – "Early Music in the Latest Way"

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14 Jan 2023, 19:00

Olav's Jazz Association


The unique Quartet Ajaton band's tour that spans across Finland and Estonia is a joint production with the Finnish Jazz Association and will be implemented as a pilot tour within the framework of the 'Suomen Jazzliito carbon-neutral tour model' project. More

The band's instrumentation has aroused admiration and wonder since the beginning, and it is the only one of its kind in the world. The backgrounds of the musicians are exceptionally wide: from jazz music to baroque, from Argentinian tango to contemporary music, improvisation and experimenting with everything in the world. The quartet has been exploring together for eight years and has inspired listeners with their music not only in Finland, but also in England, Sweden, Estonia and Russia.

As their name suggests, Quartet Ajaton also travels through time and produces inventive versions of music from different eras. The band's second album Early Music in the Latest Way (Alba Records 2020) contains compositions from the Renaissance and Baroque era! The cleverly prepared arrangements are interpreted with daring luxury: the listener is immersed in lively jazz harmonies and mature improvisations. Rich sonorous tones and cunningly bubbling rhythms complete a deep dive - or a space trip.

"The music of this band can be enjoyed by both the ordinary and the enlightened music connoisseur - the tour program will once again have some tasty surprises," reveals Simanainen with a twinkle in his eye.

Tickets: €20/€18 and at the door half an hour before the concert. Duration about 2 hours (incl. interval).


The event is organized by Olavin Jazz ry, Suruton Festivaali / Nova Records Oy. In cooperation with: Savonlinna Kulttuurikellari ry.

Photo: Heidi Strengell

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