Pianist Heikki Sarmanto is one of the greatest Finnish jazz legends alive. He performed at the very first Pori Jazz back in 1966. This summer Seppo Kantonen, master of a younger pianist generation, has – by request of Pori Jazz – gathered a special ensemble to celebrate the music of Sarmanto. Kantonen has selected and arranged some of Sarmanto’s most significant compositions and Kantonen and the master, Heikki Sarmanto himself, will play them at the concert. Alongside to them on the stage will be singer Anni Elif Egecioglu, guitarist Jarmo Saari, gambist Mikko Perkola and percussionist Mikko Hassinen. The unconventional instrumentation itself will enable the unique nuances within the compositions but in addition to it possibilities of electronic music will also be subtly made use of.