Nordic Jazz Festival 2012: June 22-30

Photo by House of Sweden

For the sixth consecutive year, the Nordic Embassies are presenting a week-long music festival between June 22nd and June 30th called Nordic Jazz Festival 2012.

On June 26th, jazz bands from Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark will take to the rooftop stage starting at 6:00 pm.

Representing Norway will be the critically acclaimed jazz band IPA and the multi Grammy Award nominee Håkon Kornstad. From Sweden comes Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra, winner of the 2011 Nordic Music Prize. From Finland comes the award-winning Iiro Rantala, best known as the founder of and pianist for Trio Töykeät, Finland's most famous jazz group. From Iceland come two acts: Sunna Gunnlaugsdottir and one of Iceland's leading jazz guitarists, the award-winning Bjorn Thorodssen. And last but not least, from Denmark comes Søren Møller, hailed by All About Jazz as "as close to perfect as it gets."

Friday June 22 9pm & 11pm @ Twins Jazz

1344 U Street, N.W., Top Floor, Washington, D.C. 20009 

202-234-0072 

IPA (Norway)

Tickets are $15 each at http://twinsjazz.com/

 

Saturday June 23 9pm & 11pm @ Twins Jazz

1344 U Street, N.W., Top Floor, Washington, D.C. 20009 

202-234-0072 

Søren Møller (Denmark)

Tickets are $15 each at http://twinsjazz.com/

 

Sunday June 24 8pm & 10pm @ Twins Jazz

 

1344 U Street, N.W., Top Floor, Washington, D.C. 20009 

202-234-0072 

 

Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra (Sweden)

Tickets are $12 each at http://twinsjazz.com/

 

Tuesday June 26 6pm-11pm @ House of Sweden

2900 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007

202-467-2600

Björn Thoroddsen -solo warmup (Iceland), Håkon Kornstad (Norway), Søren Møller (Denmark) and Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra (Sweden)

·      Tickets are $25 each or a 4-concert Jazz Festival Package (includes the rooftop concert at House of Sweden, two Twins Jazz concerts and The Finnish embassy concert*), $50: nordicjazz.eventbrite.com  The bundle option is the only public sale of tickets to the Finnish Embassy concert.  

 

Wednesday June 27 7pm - 10pm @ The Embassy of Finland

3301 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest  Washington, DC 20008

202-298-5800

Iiro Rantala - solo (Finland), Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio (Iceland)

·       4-concert Jazz Festival Package (includes the rooftop concert at House of Sweden, two Twins Jazz concerts and The Finnish embassy concert*), $50: nordicjazz.eventbrite.com
The bundle option is the only public sale of tickets to the Finnish Embassy concert.

 

Thursday June 28 8pm & 10pm @ Twins Jazz

1344 U Street, N.W., Top Floor, Washington, D.C. 20009 

202-234-0072 

Hakon Kornstad–solo (Norway)

Tickets are $12 each at http://twinsjazz.com/

 

Friday June 29 9pm & 11pm @ Twins Jazz

1344 U Street, N.W., Top Floor, Washington, D.C. 20009 

202-234-0072 

Björn Thoroddsen -Trio (Iceland)

Tickets are $15 each at http://twinsjazz.com/

 

Saturday June 30 9pm & 11pm @ Twins Jazz

1344 U Street, N.W., Top Floor, Washington, D.C. 20009 

202-234-0072 

Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio  (Iceland

Tickets are $15 each at http://twinsjazz.com/

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Nordic Jazz Festival 2012.