Pari viikkoa ennen festivaalin alkua artistit kertovat millä mielellä he rantautuvat Raahen jazzjuhlaan.
Dave Liebman, you have performed at Jazz on the Beach before, in 1996 in quartet with Lars Danielson, Bobo Stenson and Jon Christensen. How does it feel to come back to this jazz oasis of Northern Finland with these young lions of Finnish jazz?
"Celebrating my return to Raahe, I’d like to offer a few comments on an aspect of jazz which is how the music is passed on from generation to generation. It is interesting that I will be playing at the same festival I did years ago, except this time with a generation distanced from me by several decades.