My name is Jussi Kannaste, a saxophonist, lecturer and one of the two heads of the jazz department of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Together with the other head, guitarist and lecturer Sami Linna and the IASJ chairman Jari Perkiömäki we are the Host School Coordinators of the 2023 IASJ Jazz Meeting.
Next edition of the IASJ Jazz Meeting will have some new features and emphases. To highlight one of those, we are proud to inform that the student combo leaders next June are our Honorary Doctors: Dave Liebman, Tim Hagans, Anders Jormin and Aaron Goldberg together with our own Prof. Jukkis Uotila and still one more artist TBA.
During the meeting, we are also proud to introduce our visiting professor Dr. Dana Hall as the keynote speaker.
The full program will be published the 15th of November 2022.
We'll do our best to arrange the perfect settings for this meeting, including naturally the famous Finnish nightless nights.
Welcome to Helswingki! Looking forward to seeing you all here very soon.
On behalf of the whole jazz department,
Jussi, Sami and Jari
More info about the jazz department of the Sibelius Academy: https://www.uniarts.fi/en/units/department-of-jazz/