More programme and tickets to Baltic Jazz 2022


Tickets to the Archipelago Sea Jazz festival series were released two weeks ago, when Baltic Jazz also published the festival programme for Friday and Sunday. The programme has already piqued interest and the first tickets have been sold. As of today the 1st of March, tickets for all concerts are available and the rest of the programme is made public. 

This year’s festival will be held on 8-10 July with the traditional false start already on Thursday 7 July in Kasnäs. The audience will get to enjoy the swinging sounds of the archipelago together with the festival series’ house band Archipelago Sea Jazz All Stars. Baltic Jazz is represented by its Creative Director Antti Sarpila, who will be joined by Jussi Fredriksson / Turku Sea Jazz, Bosse Mellberg / Korpo Sea Jazz and Andreas Nyberg / Åland Sea Jazz. At this concert, the band is reinforced by guest bassist Vesa Saloranta

This summer, we will jump the gun before the actual false start and the audience will get to enjoy music several times during the week in Dalsbruk. On Monday, Cellar Corner Jazz Band will take the stage by the Market Square, in a collaborative free concert together with the Village Association of Dalsbruk. The traditional Wednesday market on 6 July will be accompanied by live music and a parade by Maarian VPK:n soittokunta. On this day, you will find the ticket sales office on the market square before it moves to its traditional location in Bio Pony. 

On Saturday, the audience will be served with music from morning ’til evening. First up is Baltic Jazz Kids with everyone’s favourite Arnie Alligator & The Jungle Drum. After the concert, you can attend a workshop and acquaint yourself with different instruments, in collaboration with the BlåsÅboland association and the Arkipelag Music Institute. At the Saturday market, Kake & Co will give a free concert before the afternoon concerts begin in the Park. This year, the afternoon in the park is divided into three different concerts, but you are able to spend the entire afternoon in the Park enjoying the music with the Saturday pass. We begin the afternoon by celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Antti Sarpila Swing Band. The afternoon proceeds with world-renowned virtuosity as Olli Soikkeli Quartet feat. Marian Petrescu takes the stage. After that, we welcome a swingin’ and singin’ sextet from Spain – Danzad Malditas.

On Saturday night, there will be several concerts to choose from. ​For those who like the blues, we recommend that you head for the Park. There you will get to enjoy Finnish-Swedish blues together with SeglarJerrys Ånger, where actor Jerry Wahlforss sings the band’s own songs. The evening continues in true Blues Brothers-spirit and a show by the Airistocats Blues Band. The show will also go on in another venue, but the location will remain a secret. 

– At this year’s festival, we are finally able to organise those 1920’s-themed happenings that we had planned already for the 2020-festival. The concerts have been postponed as we have awaited better times, but it has given us the opportunity to refine the details and take the concept to the next level for an even better experience, Executive Manager Alexandra Lönnström reveals.

On Saturday night, you can travel back in time to the Prohibition-Era and experience the extravaganza of the Jazz Age and the thrills of archipelago bootlegging during an all-night themed event in speakeasy and cabaret surroundings. There will be live music and the sweet sounds of Django Reinhardt by Marian Petrescu & Olli Soikkeli Duo, a dazzling jazz show by Dizzy Queens and jazz classics by Shirley Sparks & Antti Sarpila as you sip your nightcap. There will also be a roaring dance show with Mildreds kompani and a burlesque performance by Lady Laverna. Be sure to bring your Charleston-friendly shoes! Era-appropriate attire is welcome and the best outfit of the night will be rewarded. 

Advance tickets are sold by Tiketti with the exception of the Let’s Misbehave-theme night – only bookable by e-mail. There is a limited number of seats and the registered will receive further instructions by e-mail, such as how to find the speakeasy among other things. The organisers are also able to customise parts of the evening when you know slightly more about your audience than just the number of tickets sold. 

This year’s festival will be the 34th. The organisers are optimistic about the summer and believe that the new roaring 20’s will finally be able to begin. We are still only selling 50 % of the concert venue capacities, but more tickets will be released during spring when we are better able to predict the development of COVID-19.

The festival programme 2022 can be found here: