One of the cornerstones of the Pori Jazz identity is an annually changing festival poster. The posters have had a significant role since the very beginning in 1966 and a large number of Finnish and International designers have excelled in the art over the decades.
The poster for Pori Jazz 2020 was designed by American artist Tim Lahan, but the festival got cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the exceptional situation Pori Jazz decided not to break the tradition of annually changing posters. On the other hand the festival didn’t want to completely abandon the 2020 poster either. For these reasons an updated version of the 2020 poster was commissioned from Tim Lahan creating a new design based on the graphics of the 2020 poster thus featuring a touch of the cancelled festival in next year’s Pori Jazz.
The 55th Pori Jazz will be held in July 2021.