In 1982 Tampere Jazz Happening was organized for the first time and ever since it has been a part of the spectrum of cultural events in Tampere every year. Since 1990 the festival has been produced by Tampere Music Festivals which is a part of the Cultural Affairs of the City of Tampere. The Happening brings together the most interesting artists of modern jazz from Finland and from abroad.


Tullikamarin Pakkahuone / Klubi

Tullikamarin aukio 2
FI-33100 Tampere


Tullikamarin aukio 3
FI-33100 Tampere

The age limit for Tampere Jazz Happening venues is 18 years. Under 18-year-olds are admitted at Pakkahuone concerts, only with a parent or a guardian.

If you wish to have a seat, please be on time at the concerts, especially at Telakka. Also the 2nd floor of Telakka is available for the audience during the festival. The Telakka concerts will be shown on the screen!


Parking locations closest to the festival venues are P-Tulli and P-Hämppi.


The Old Customs House Hall and Klubi venues are accessible for people using wheelchairs. Personal assistants are admitted to concerts with their employers free of charge. Accessible toilet provided. At Telakka, toilets are located on the 2nd floor, no lift.


Flight connections

Tampere Public Transport bus number 1A goes from Tampere-Pirkkala airport ("lentoasema") to the centre of Tampere.

Bus and train connections are available from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Tampere. The timetables are found here (busses) and here (trains).

Long-distance intercity coach timetables

Matkahuolto (final stop: bus station) and Onnibus (final stop: bus station).

Train timetables

VR (Finnish railway company).

The distance from the bus station to the festival area is approximately one kilometer. The railway station ("rautatieasema") is located right next to the venues. When arriving to Kaleva by Onnibus, take a local city bus 3, 17 or 25 and get off at "rautatieasema" stop (travel time approximately 15 minutes).

Local city buses

Tampere Public Transport journey planner is found here. The nearest bus stops to Tullikamarin aukio are on Itsenäisyydenkatu, Rautatieasema and Yliopistonkatu.

Taxi service in Tampere: +358 (0)100 4131.


During the festival, Tampere is full of tourists and visitors. Please remember to make your hotel & accommodation reservation as soon as possible. You will find more accommodation possibilities at Visit Tampere.


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International Guests

Antoine Bos / AJC Jazz, France
Laurent Carrier / Colore, France
Mike Collins / All about Jazz, United Kingdom
Laurence Donohue-Greene / The New York City Jazz Record, The United States
Pascal Dorban / Radio Ara, Luxembourg
Jan Granlie / Salt Peanuts, Norway
Johan Hauknes / Salt Peanuts, Norway
Helge Hinteregger / Austrian Music Export, Austria
Matthieu Jouan / Citizen Jazz, France
Kjell Kalleklev / Kjell Kalleklev Management, Norway
Jan Kobrzinovski / Jazzthetik Magazine, Germany
Helleik Kvinnesland / Maijazz, Norway
Kevin Le Gendre / Jazzwise, United Kingdom
Enn Mikker / Jazzkaar, Estonia
Carolyn Muntz / Stichting DOEK, The Netherlands
Karsten Mützelfeldt / Deutschlandfunk & WDR, Germany
Danielle Oosterop / Danielle Oosterop Music Management, The Netherlands
Madli-Liis Parts / Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estonia
Rainbow Robert / TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Canada
Patrik Spanko /, Slovakia
Mario Steidl / Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Austria
Joe Woodard / DownBeat, The United States

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