Helsinki's most inspiring annual jazz event, We Jazz, will take place for the eighth time from 27 November to 4 December. The festival, which presents the latest coverage of Finnish and international jazz, spreads in Helsinki to atmospheric and surprising gig venues.
Since 2013, We Jazz involves both Finnish and foreign artists and fills Helsinki with Jazz for a whole week. The venues change a lot from year to year as We Jazz producers strive to find new and interesting performance spaces. The organisers aim to make the festival as accessible as possible. All of the We Jazz 2022 venues are accessible, except for the secret gig venue and Kalliosali. This year's locations can be found here.
Each concert is a hand-picked piece of the Jazz week program. We Jazz is often referred to as a festival, but the terms "installation" and "utopia" have also established themselves in the description of the event. These words embody the spirit of We Jazz and direct thoughts beyond the traditional jazz festival field. Reforming the way Jazz is performed is one of the event's major endeavors, along with the best music possible.