Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Baltic Jazz 2021 has been adapted to the prevailing situation


“It’s Been a Long, Long Time” and prohibition is still not entirely over. We thought that 2021 would be the year when we could celebrate the new roaring 20’s and dance “Charleston” “Cheek to Cheek”, but “Things Ain’t What They Used to Be”. “That’s Life” and Baltic Jazz “Ain’t Misbehavin’”. Instead of saying “All Or Nothing At All” and “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”, “There’ll Be Some Changes Made” in the festival programme – we just could not bear the thought of yet another “Summertime” in Dalsbruk “Without a Song”. 

“Come Rain or Come Shine”, Baltic Jazz 2021 will be held outdoors, so let’s hope for “Blue Skies” all through the weekend. In a customary manner, the festival begins with a false start on Thursday at the Kasnäs Pavilion, where Antti Sarpila Swing Band takes the stage. On Friday, the Archipelago Sea Jazz festival series is kicked off with an opening concert in the Park, where each festival will be represented on stage by the Archipelago Sea Jazz All Stars. The Author’s Discussion will be virtual this year with Sirpa Kähkönen, but there will be more live music in the Park with Kake & Co and Baltic Jazz Trio with guests

On Saturday, Moomin & Benny Törnroos will be performing for the youngest and the “Young at Heart”. During the afternoon, you will be able to enjoy The Best of Classic Jazz in Finland with the Classic Jazz All Stars Society, celebrate Charlie Parker’s 101st Anniversary with Jukka Perko Trio and experience an “Afternoon in Paris” with Julia Korkman & Django Collective Helsinki. On Saturday night, we will be Rockin’ the Blues in the Park with Agneta Falck and Blue Elefant

“Come Sunday”, the traditional Jazz Church Service will be held in the Park and there will be some Afternoon Jazz with Good Times Jazz Band & Ami Aspelund as well as Finnilä & Kortehisto Group. In the newly renovated Söderlångvik Mansion, the Artistic Director of Baltic Jazz will show you what he has been up to during the pandemic era and what rekindling an hobby can produce – Antti Sarpila will conclude this year’s festival by Swingin’ the Stride Piano Classics. 

“Please Be Kind” and be aware that we may still need to make changes at a “Moment’s Notice”, and that there will be some safety regulations to live by. “Don’t Go to Strangers” and mind “The Nearness of You” when standing in line, however “Embraceable You” may be. We will of course do our utmost to avoid line build-up. Just reply “I Won’t Dance” if someone asks you to. Don’t make us say “Why Can’t You Behave” and keep your mask on. Remembering to wash your hands is “Just One of Those Things” that will be important this festival and if you are feeling ill – “Well, You Needn’t” come at all. 

So if you are “In The Mood” for some jazz, looking for an excuse to “Get Out of Town” and you are feeling “Fine and Dandy”, Dalsbruk will be filled with music on 9-11 July. “Maybe You’ll Be There”? Advance tickets are sold by Tiketti. Please note that the amount of tickets is directly linked to government regulations for events. More tickets will be released when regulations lift, but if you want to secure your seat at a specific concert; we recommend that you buy your ticket straight away. If you have already bought a ticket to a concert that will not be taking place this year, you can either get a refund or use it at another concert according to instructions you will receive from Tiketti. 

“We’ll Be Together Again” this summer but in a safe and responsible way. “Let’s Misbehave” some other time instead. “As Time Goes By”, we’ll be “Puttin’ On The Ritz” and dancing “All Through the Night” again. “Someday Sweetheart”,​ we will be realizing those razzmatazz 1920’s-themed additions and all that jazz that we have been planning for the past two years. This year, we will simply “Say it with Music”. 

Baltic Jazz 2021 – biggest changes:

To be able to follow instructions from the authorities and organize a safe and responsible event with the resources at our disposal this year, the following changes will be implemented in the festival programme and format:
–   The programme is downscaled and there are fewer concerts with domestic musicians solely
–   The capacity of the venues and amount of tickets for sale is limited
–   All concerts are held outdoors, except for the final concert in Söderlångvik (in Kasnäs, there is a roof over the outdoor patio)
–   There will be no Jazz Street with vendors and free concerts, nor a festival area per se
–   Current safety guidelines and instructions are to be followed. The latest information can be obtained from the festival website and/or festival staff

We recommend that you buy your ticket in advance at Tiketti! Tickets can also be bought at our tickets sales point in Bio Pony, which will be open as follows:

9 July at 14.00-21.00
10 July at 09.00-22.00
11 July at 11.00-15.30

NB! We do not sell tickets by the entrance. Ticket control will begin 30 minutes before the concert.