2015

Mats/Morgan Band

Mats Öberg - keyboards, harmonica / Morgan Ågren - drums / Gustaf Hielm - bass / Stefan Jernståhl - keyboards, guitar

Omar Sosa & Trilok Gurtu & Paolo Fresu

Omar Sosa - piano, keyboards, fender rhodes / Trilok Gurtu - percussion, drums / Paolo Fresu - trumpet

Ricky-Tick Big Band & Julkinen Sana

Paleface - rap / Redrama - rap / Tommy Lindgren - rap / Valtteri Laurell Pöyhönen - compositions, guitar, electric piano / Ari Jokelainen - alto sax / Petri Puolitaival - alto sax, flute / Antti Hynninen - tenor sax / Ville Vannemaa - tenor sax / Linda Fredriksson - baritone sax / Teemu Mattsson - trumpet / Tomi Nikku - trumpet / Kalevi Louhivuori - trumpet / Jose Mäenpää - trumpet / Heikki Tuhkanen - trombone / Kasperi Sarikoski - trombone / Jay Kortehisto - trombone / Jussi Vuorinen - bass trombone / Janne Tuovinen - double bass / Abdissa "Mamba" Assefa - percussion / Jaska Lukkarinen - drums

David Murray Infinity Quartet & Saul Williams

David Murray - sax / Orrin Evans - piano / Hamid Drake - drums / Jaribu Shahid - bass / Saul Williams - poetry

Tampere New Jazz Collective

Antero Salonen - trumpet / Jykä Ahola - trumpet, flugelhorn / Masa Orpana - sax, clarinet / Petri Nieminen - sax, clarinet / Tuomas Heinonen - sax, clarinet / Jouni Suuronen - French horn / Petri Juutilainen - trombone / Eero Kolari - tuba / Hessu Heinonen - keyboards / Ville Rauhala - bass / Tomi Hyttinen - percussion

Kasperi Sarikoski & Nuance

Kasperi Sarikoski - trombone / Jere Haakana - guitar / Artturi Rönkä - piano, keyboards / Vesa Ojaniemi - bass / Jonatan Sarikoski - drums

Hannu Salama & Vapaat Radikaalit

Hannu Salama - poetry / Hepa Halme - sax, flute / Mikko Innanen - sax / Esa Onttonen - guitar / Arttu Tolonen - guitar, electronics / Pekko Käppi - jouhikko, drums / Markus Ketola - drums

Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit

Thomas Johansson - trumpet / Mats Äleklint - trombone / Julie Kjær - alto sax / Klaus Holm - alto sax / Per Åke Holmlander - tuba / Ketil Gutvik - guitar / Jon Rune Strøm - bass / Christian Meaas Svendsen - bass / Andreas Wildhagen - drums / Paal Nilssen-Love - drums / Tommi Keränen - electronics / Christian Obermayer - sound engineer

Mats Gustafsson Solo

Mats Gustafsson - saxophones

The Young Mothers

Jason Jackson - sax / Jawwaad Taylor - vocals, trumpet / Jonathan Horne - guitar, vocals / Ingebrit Håker Flaten - acoustic and electric bass / Stefan Gonzales - vibraphone, drums, vocals / Frank Rosaly - drums

Papanosh & Roy Nathanson & Fidel Fourneyron: “Oh Yeah!”

Quentin Ghomari - trumpet / Raphaël Quenehen - sax / Sébastien Palis - keyboards / Thibault Cellier - double bass / Jérémie Piazza - drums / Roy Nathanson - sax / Fidel Fourneyron - trombone

Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld

Colin Stetson - sax / Sarah Neufeld - violin

Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion

Ginger Baker - drums / Pee Wee Ellis - tenor sax / Alec Dankworth - bass / Abass Dodoo - percussion

Jussi Fredriksson Trio

Jussi Fredriksson - piano / Jori Huhtala - bass / Mika Kallio - drums

Skinny Jenny

Alexi Tuomarila - piano / Timo Kämäräinen - guitar / Tuomas Timonen - drums

Ilmiliekki Quartet

Verneri Pohjola - trumpet, melodica / Tuomo Prättälä - piano / Antti Lötjönen - bass / Olavi Louhivuori - drums

Magnetic Ensemble

Antonin Leymarie - drums / Benjamin Flament - percussions, vibraphone / Fabrizio Rat - piano / Adrien Spirli - bass synthesizer / Sabina Sciubba - voice

Life and Other Transient Storms

Susana Santos Silva - trumpet, flugelhorn / Lotte Anker - sax / Sten Sandell - piano / Torbjörn Zetterberg - double bass / Jon Fält - drums

Maria Faust: Sacrum Facere

Maria Faust - alto sax, clarinet, voice / Kristi Mühling - kantele / Emanuele Maniscalco - piano / Francesco Bigoni - clarinet / Ned Ferm - tenor sax, clarinet / Tobias Wiklund - trumpet / Mads Hyhne - trombone / Jonatan Ahlbom - tuba

Carla Bley „Trios”

Carla Bley - piano / Steve Swallow - bass / Andy Sheppard - sax

Hedvig Mollestad Trio

Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen - guitar / Ellen Brekken - bass / Ivar Loe Bjørnstad - drums / Morten Lunde - sound

Bremer/McCoy (Young Nordic Jazz Comets)

Jonathan Bremer - bass / Morten McCoy - keyboards, piano

Lyssarides & Karnebäck Duo Project (Young Nordic Jazz Comets)

Joel Lyssarides - piano / Josef Karnebäck - double bass

Katu Kaiku (Young Nordic Jazz Comets)

Adele Sauros - sax / Mikael Saastamoinen - double bass / Erik Fräki - drums

Two Beat Dogs (Young Nordic Jazz Comets)

Sölvi Kolbeinsson - sax / Brian Massaka - guitar / Kristófer Rodriguez Svönuson - drums / Birgir Steinn Theodórsson - bass

Mette Henriette (Young Nordic Jazz Comets)

Mette Henriette - sax, compositions / Katrine Schiøtt - cello / Johan Lindvall - piano / Eirik Havnes - sound & electronics

Luca Vitali: The Sound of the North (kirjailijan haastattelu)

Jan Granlie haastattelee Luca Vitalia

Yrjö-palkinto 2015

Jazzliitto antoi vuonna 2015 palkinnon Ulf Krokforsille