The American saxophone legend Dave Liebman, Marc Ducret and trumpeter Verneri Pohjola are stars of the Jazz on the Beach festival on the last weekend of July. The program includes Finnish and international top groups on the crest of the new jazz wave.
Submitted by Rajatsi on 17. September 2014 - 16:20
The board of Rajatsi Raahe jazz association has appointed producer-entrepreneur Charles Gil as festival director of Raahe Jazz on the Beach festival as of 15.9.2014. Gil succeeds Annamaija Saarela, who has directed the festival since 2009.
For the 26th time, Raahen Rantajatsit a.k.a Raahe Jazz on the Beach serves up Finnish and European high quality music in the seaside scenery in Raahe. The international headliner is the fast emerging saxophonist-composer Marius Neset with the big Norwegian Trondheim Jazz Orchestra.
Jazz on the Beach 2013 would like to thank everybody who participated: the artists (for the best music!), audience (the best audience!), sponsors (hooray to the City of Raahe!) and voluntary workers (the best program and voluntary crew - hooray to all of us!) for a fabulous festival. Jazz on the Beach will return 24 - 26 July 2014.
Photo: Kekko Fornarelli ("a self-portrait from the world")