The schedules for Pori Jazz main concerts have been published. During the main concerts on July 18th, 19th and 20th Pori Jazz presents among others Christina Aguilera, Toto, Stray Cats, Melody Gardot and Snarky Puppy. There’s one change in the previously announced program as Linda My Han Oh replaces James Brandon Lewis Quintet.
James Brandon Lewis Quintet has cancelled their performance at Pori Jazz on Friday, July 19th and is replaced by bassist Linda May Han Oh with her quartet.
Born in Malaysia, Linda May Han Oh grew up in Australia and is now hailing from New York. She’s one of the most in-demand bassists in the international jazz scene. She's known for working with legendary guitarist Pat Metheny as well as collaborating with the likes of Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano and Vijay Iyer. Oh has performed in Finland before, but at Pori Jazz 2019, she will make her Finnish debut as the leader of her very own quartet.
Linda May Han Oh recently released an ambitious studio album called Aventure. Her quartet features saxophonist Greg Ward, guitarist Matthew Stevens and drummer Allan Mednard.
Two-day ticket available until the end of May
The entire concert schedule for Pori Jazz main concerts is now published on the festival's website. The gates open daily at 2pm and the first concerts start at 2:30pm. There are three stages in the Kirjurinluoto Concert Park and the concerts last until midnight.
Tickets for the festival are available at Ticketmaster Finland. Daily tickets are starting from 79 Euros (incl. Ticketmaster’s service fee). When purchased at the gate, the price is 85 Euros.
Due to great demand, there’s a special two-day ticket available until May 31st. The price for the ticket combining Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th is starting from 149 Euros (incl. Ticketmaster’s service fee). There’s also a three-day ticket available until the beginning of the main concerts and the price is starting from 179 Euros (incl. Ticketmaster’s service fee).
For an upgraded festival experience, please check out Pori Jazz VIP and Lounge tickets. Only a very limited number of VIP tickets are available at the moment, so one should haste with purchase.
54th Pori Jazz will be held between July 12th and 20th. In addition to the main concerts, Pori Jazz will offer a wide range of admission-free concerts The program for these concerts will be released in the forthcoming weeks.