Sibis Jazz Ensembles

An exquisite chance to play with some of the best international jazz musicians during your studies

The jazz department has been organizing these residences every semester since 2014. The main idea of the residence is to form an ensemble consisting of our students with the guest artist bringing the music and playing with the ensemble. These residences are very unique experiences for our students. Playing with the some of the best jazz musicians in the international scene for three/four days including a concert, talking about music with him/her, receiving feedback and exchanging ideas are one-of-a-kind and invaluable moments during ones studies.

We have been hosting many amazing artists guiding and mentoring our talented students – Terell Stafford, Bob Hurst, Lars Jansson, Will Vinson, Tim Hagans, Kendrick Scott, Chico Pinheiro, Carmen Lundy, Peter Bernstein and Aaron Goldberg. We are so happy and proud to have Ambrose Akinmusire here next fall.

Contact information

  • Jussi Kannaste

    Lecturer, jazz (saxophone), ensemble, Jazz, Sibelius Academy