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13.04.2022

Gov’t Mule, Moses Sumney, KOKOROKO and several other acts set to perform at Pori Jazz

Pori Jazz's festival program for the summer has been supplemented with ten international and domestic performers, including the American blues-rock band Gov't Mule and soul artist Moses Sumney, as well as KOKOROKO and Emma-Jean Thackray from the United Kingdom.

Gov't Mulenwas supposed to arrive at Pori Jazz as early as summer 2020, but the corona pandemic has delayed the band's expected visit to Finland. Gov’t Mule - or just “Mule” as fans call the band - is a perpetual favorite of southern rock and root blues rock lovers who have only performed in Finland before. The American band originated as a side project of the legendary Allman Brothers, but instead of remaining just a project, the band's established operations have continued for more than a quarter of a century. Gov's Mule will perform at Pori Jazz on Thursday 14 July.

Moses Sumney, one of the most interesting visionaries of alternative Seoul and r & b, will also perform in Pori on Thursday 14 July. Sumney’s stunning vocals, as well as his multidimensional and original compositions, have quickly elevated him to a prestigious name that has been closely followed by other musicians. Sumney has released two studio albums to date, both of which have been critically acclaimed.

The latest trends in jazz and rhythm music in the UK are represented as trumpeter Emma-Jean Thackray (July 15) and the jazz and afrobeat band KOKOROKO (July 16) are added to the program. On Saturday July 16, the gospel, funk and soul band Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy from Ghana will present themselves to the Pori Jazz audience.

Finnish acts added to the program include songwriter Dave Lindholm, soul and R&B artists Jesse Markin and Rosa Coste, and Finnish jazz ensembles Valtteri Laurell Nonet and Talambo.

Previously announced performers at Pori Jazz include John Legend, Simply Red, Lewis Capaldi, Emeli Sandé, Charles Lloyd feat. Bill Frisell and Thundercat.

Pori Jazz will be held for the 55th time from 8th to 16th. July.

Daily tickets to the Pori Jazz main concerts (July 14 through 16) are on sale for a special price when S-Etukortti is presented upon purchase.  The special price is available until April 15th or as long as the limited quota lasts.

Multi-day tickets are also available, and for a premium festival experience, there are tickets gaining entry to the Pori Jazz Lounge and VIP areas. All tickets are sold through Ticketmaster Finland.

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