Nordic Jazz 2012

Last updated: 4/23/2012 // It is time for The 6th annual Nordic Jazz Festival in Washington D.C . This year, in close collaboration with Twins Jazz, we will have more visiting bands and concerts than ever.

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Nordic Jazz 2012

Nordic Jazz kicks off on Friday June 22nd with the award winning band IPA from Norway at Twins Jazz. In addition to two concerts at the Swedish and Finnish Embassies, Twins Jazz will host 6 concerts featuring some of the best jazzmusicians from the Nordic region.

This year’s Nordic Jazz 2012 presents seven outstanding jazz acts from the five Nordic countries. Via eight showcases presenting some of the best performers the Nordic region has to offer, the festival will give audiences an unprecedented glimpse into the unique jazz scene found in the world’s northernmost countries.

 For the lastest news on the Festival follow us on Twitter #NordicJazzFestival2012.



The Artists

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. The Washington Post said Sunna’s music possesses “such timeless virtues as lyricism and grace [and] elegantly bridges soul-searching passages with uncluttered swing.” And last but not least, from Denmark comes Søren Møller, hailed by the American magazine All About Jazz as “as close to perfect as it gets."



Jazz Festival Package - 50$ (includes the rooftop concert at House of Sweden, two Twins Jazz concerts and The Finnish embassy concert)

Individual ticket to the rooftop concert at House of Sweden - 25$

Individual tickets for the Twins Jazz concerts - 12-15$




Fri. June 22 - 9pm & 11pm @ Twins Jazz


Søren Møller

Sat. June 23 - 9pm & 11pm @ Twins Jazz

 Søren Møller (DK)


Goran Kajfes

Sun. June 24 - 8pm & 10pm @ Twins Jazz

 Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra (SE)

 Tue. June 26 - 6pm-11pm @ House of Sweden 

 Björn Thoroddsen (IS), Håkon Kornstad (NO),  Søren Møller (DK) & Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra (SE)

 Wed. June 27 - 7pm - 10pm @ The Embassy of Finland

 Iiro Rantala (FI) & Sunna Gunnlaugsdóttir Trio (IS)

 Thu. June 28 - 8pm & 10pm @ Twins Jazz

 Håkon Kornstad (NO)


 Fri. June 29 - 9pm & 11pm @ Twins Jazz

 Björn Thoroddsen Trio (IS)

Sanna Gunnlaugsdottir Trio

 Sat. June 30 - 9pm & 11pm @ Twins Jazz

 Sunna Gunnlaugsdóttir Trio (IS)

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