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.


Holiday Inn Tampere-Central Station offers special prices for festival goers from November 3rd to 5th, 2017: 310 € / single room / 2 nights or 460 € / double or twin room / 2 nights. The price includes accommodation, buffet breakfast, sauna, gym and festival pass / passes. Bookings by October 13th via email: Enable JavaScript to view protected content.

Lapland Hotel Tampere offers special prices for festival goers from November 3rd to 5th, 2017: 330 € / single room / 2 nights or 480 € / double or twin room / 2 nights. The price includes accommodation, buffet breakfast, sauna and festival pass / passes. Bookings by October 20th via email: Enable JavaScript to view protected content. or by phone: +358 (0)3 383 000.

Dream Hostel & Hotel offers -10% on hostel and hotel accommodation. The discount price is valid from November 2th to 5th, 2017. When booking, please mention discount code "JAZZ17". Bookings & more information: Enable JavaScript to view protected content. or tel. +358 (0)45 236 0517.

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


Without a permission given by the festival, photographing or any kind of recording of the Tampere Jazz Happening concerts is forbidden. Please ask for the permission from our PR officer Katariina Pasuri, Enable JavaScript to view protected content..


Julia Broido / Foundation for the Development and Support of the Musical Culture Vyborg, Russia
Pascal Dorban / Radio ARA Luxembourg, Luxembourg
John Ephland / All About Jazz, Downbeat, The United States
Anna Erhart / Saudades Tourneen, Austria
Anne Erm / Jazzkaar, Estonia
Søren Friis / Jazz Special, Denmark
Fabrice Gogendeau / 3D Family, France
Jan Granlie / Salt Peanuts, Norway
Tina Heine / Jazz & The City Salzburg, Austria
Helge Hinteregger / Austrian Music Export, Austria
Marje Ingel / Muusika, Estonia
Jan Kobrzinowski / Jazzthetik, Germany
Birgit Krullo / Jazzkaar, Estonia
Kevin Le Gendre / Jazzwise, United Kingdom
Anu Luik / Jazzkaar, Estonia
Martyna Markowska / Katowice JazzArt Festival, Poland
Philippe Méziat / Jazz Magazine, France
Reiner Michalke / Stadtgarten, Germany
Enn Mikker / Jazzkaar, Estonia
Paul Pace / Ronnie Scott's/Spicejazz Soho, United Kingdom
Madli-Liis Parts / Cultural Ministry of Estonia, Estonia
Eva Saar / Jazzkaar, Estonia
Valery Sevostyanov /, Russia
Jaak Sööaar / Estonian Jazz Union, Estonia
Patrick Spanko /, Slovakia
Gerhard Spitzer / International Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Austria
Mario Steidl / International Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Autria
Lennart Strömbäck / NorrlandsOperan, Sweden
Tanel Ruben / Estonian Jazz Union, Estonia
Stefano Zucchiatti / EJN, Italy

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