Three nights of burning jazz on upcoming week!


On monday Jyväskylä based Kvalda Quartet co-works with Big Band flagship UMO.
Tuesday night is all about acoustic jazz with two great horns and super rhythm section. 

Pauli Lyytinen, saxophones
Verneri Pohjola, trumpet
Eero Tikkanen, bass
Mika Kallio, drums

On thursday we proudly present Jochen Rueckert Quartet (USA)

Jochen Rueckert, drums
Walter Smith, saxophone
Lage Lund, guitar
Orlando Lefleming, bass

Tickets cheaper in advance



European super jazz quartet led by finnish pianist, composer Kari Ikonen on thursday. 

Manuel Hermia – saxophones, flute & bansuri
Kari Ikonen – piano & moog
Sebastien Boisseau, upright bass
Teun Verbruggen, drums

Still no funding : Arts Promotion Centre Finland


10.2.2016 Helsinki

Koko Jazz Club celebrates 6th year of weekly top live mainstream jazz.
KJC is founded by jazzmusicians. After 500 concerts later Arts Promotion Centre Finland decided once again to not support our activity at all in 2016.  

Over the years we have produced concerts with jazz superstars Steve Gadd, Dave Liebman, Jeff Tain Watts, Peter Erskine, Joey Calderazzo, Adam Nussbaum, Rick Margitza, Tim Hagans, Vic Juris, Peter Bernstein and Nasheet Waits. And of course the very best of finnish broad top quality players. 

Behind the scenes, the Head of APCF Minna Sirnö announced year ago 9.1.2015 in a meeting at the club, that “it can not support both theatre and jazz that work under one association”. Koko Jazz Club founded its own association 5.3.2015 and pulled through 2015 without APCF support. In 2016, still no nothing.

Photo: Heads of the theatre and club Anna Veijalainen and Timo Hirvonen with legendary jazz master Dave Liebman at the Koko Jazz Club in 2015.






Tonight Jeff Tain Watts !


Special super night with one of the all time greats. Jeff Watts plays with Teemu Viinikainen on guitar, Joonatan Rautio on sax & Timo Hirvonen on bass. Doors open 20.



Tickets 15 / 10 e

The first international jazz vocal conference finalizes the three day seminar with the proper jam session at Koko Jazz Club. The night is all about international super jazz vocalists jamming over hand picked favourites.
Don´t miss it!
Jam hosted by Jenny Robson and Riitta Paakki Trio. 
Doors open at 19.45, jamming at 20.00.

Alice Ricciardi (ITA) on thursday!


Charismatic jazz vocalist Alice Ricciardi performs on thursday night with italian/finnish super quartet. Don´t miss it!


Alice Ricciardi (ITA) vocal
Pietro Lussu (ITA) piano
Teppo Mäkynen, drums
Ville Herrala, bass

Super Star Dave Liebman (USA) 23.7.


Koko Jazz Club is hotter than july! On thursday, saxophone legend Dave Liebman hits the stage with his Finnish collegues. Don´t miss it.

Doors open at 20. 


10.7. Friday Jazz&Dance featuring Sami Vallius


This week friday street dance specialist Sami Vallius hits the stage. Jazz will be delivered by Arttu Takalo Quartet! Tickets

This week: GIl Goldstein (USA) & Iiro Rantala


Koko Jazz Club is hotter than July! On friday 3.7. we proudly present 7 Grammy winning Gil Goldstein and his colleague Iiro Rantala on piano.

Concert starts at 18

Doors open at 17, welcome!

Vibraphonist Severi Pyysalo and the quartet tonight!


World class musicianship tonight at 19 with Severi Pyysalo Quartet. Doors open at 18, welcome!

Severi Pyysalo, vibes
Mikko Innanen, sax
Mika Kallio, drums
Timo Hirvonen, bass