2023 IASJ Jazz Meeting Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Finland

Jazz Performance, Jazz Education, Jazz Research

International Association of Schools of Jazz

The Sibelius Academy is the host school of the 2023 IASJ Jazz Meeting in Helsinki, Finland. About 100 students, teachers, staff, researcher and invited guest are participating. Performances, workshops, jam sessions, master classes, presentations, discussions.

Jussi Kannaste

Jussi Kannaste
 Sami Linna

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Jari Perkiömäki


Dear IASJ-family,
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/


Final Concerts

The six combos formed perform on the last two evenings of the meeting in a professional setting and play original music.

Latest developments in jazz

Permanent change is the common factor in jazz education, performance and research. The IASJ Jazz Meeting gives you the updates.

The Sibelius Academy

The host school is the world known Sibelius Academy of The University of the Arts Helsinki, housed in a top-level location: the Music Centre.


Experience the long summer days that never seem to end. The beautiful light will give you new energy and inspiration.

Formal and informal

Planned all day activities as well as time off to explore the city of Helsinki and its surroundings.

Get connected

During the IASJ Jazz Meeting experts from all over the world meet and establish live long relationships