Pianist-composer Carla Bley first graced Pori Jazz festival back in 1978. Her career began already in the 60’s and she was central figure within the free jazz movement at the time. Known for being a versatile composer, bandleader, and pianist, she last performed in Pori with her own big band back in 2006. This time she will bring along her long-standing trio featuring her life companion, bassist Steve Swallow and saxophonist Andy Sheppard. Carla Bley will celebrate her 82nd birthday this spring but still continues to awe audiences everywhere.