Two album release concerts in the Main Programme

Martin Alvarado & Matti Laukkanen: Nuestro tangoArgentine and Finnish Tangos

Martin Alvarado, known as “the voice of Buenos Aires”, is one of the world´s most renowned tango artists. At this year’s festival we get to enjoy a groundbreaking concert together with exceptionally talented pianist Matti Laukkanen. They will perform their album “Nuestro Tango (Our Tango)”, presented recently at the Buenos Aires Tango festival. Having been described as singing tango for the 21st Century, Alvarado is widely considered to be Argentina’s finest tango vocalist with an exceptional tenor voice. He is renowned for sublime live performances which have a simple honesty and emotionally engaging quality, combined with a relaxed and charismatic stage presence. With this concert Martin Alvarado is celebrating his 15 years of touring and making art in Finland. Bandoneon virtuosos Mikko Helenius and Henrik Sandås play at the concert as special guests.

Fridat September 14 at 20hs at Culture House Telakka, Tullikamarin aukio 3, Tampere
Tickets 15 €, in-advance from

Hot Heros: Folkjazz from Finland

Hot Heros is a band formed by three multitalented musicians, playig free and energetic jazz. The band was born in 2014 in New York’s Brooklyn, where the touring musicians picked up a worn-out sign advertising Hot Heros, meaning American style hot Italian sandwiches. Their first recording ”Fill up with Old Time Salvation” is full of love and emotion. The inspiration is flowing from religious mysticism, the vigorous stance of free jazz and a passion for different music cultures. This is their second album’s Folkjazz from Finland album release gig.

Sunday September 16 at Festival Closing Party at Culture House Telakka, Tullikamarin aukio 3, Tampere
at 19hs Joe Vestich & The Immigrants: American Immigrant Songs
at 20hs Hot Heros: Album Release Concert

Tickets 10 €, in-advance from

Main Programme Schedule