Fri 27.9. Consert 20.00, doors 19.15
Vanha 123, Kaivokatu 37b
Tickets €30/€25 in advance, €35 at the door K-18
Sara Decker / vocals, composition Heidi Bayer / trumpet, flugelhorn Yuhan Su / vibraphone Kaisa Mäensivu / bass, composition Mareike Wiening / drums, composition


Sara Decker is a contemporary jazz vocalist and composer, specializing in merging popstyles with improvisational jazz artistry. Known for her subtle tone, impressive range and heartfelt story-telling she has been acknowledged with numerous music awards andnominations (Young European Talent, Netherlands, Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition and the European Jazz Award,Italy). Sara is now releasing her third album „expand“ with a stellar group of long time female collaborators and friends. The program features a wide range of intimate duo and explosive quartet/quintet compositions by up-and-coming female jazz musicians from the German-American-Finnish jazz scene.

Melodious themes mingle with rhythmically complex layers. For a long time I have longed to create a project where I could bring together all these wonderful musicians and women that I admire so much. I realized that a lot of my music and inspiration is tied to social issues and personal relationships. “Expand is really about celebrating female collaboration and friendship. For me, it’s about supporting each other and making each other shine while pushing our own musical boundaries.“

The vibraphonist on this album is talented Yuhan Su (DownBeat rising star poll /vibraphone). Insightful Heidi Bayeris featured on flugelhorn/ trumpet. On bass and drums you can enjoy listening to equally amazing Kaisa Mäensivu and MareikeWiening,who both also composed for „expand“. Expand is supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH with project funds from the FederalGovernment Commissioner for Culture and Media At the Porvoo Jazz Festival in Vanha 123, the audience is offered two experiences with one ticket. The concerts start in halls 1 and 2 simultaneously, and after a short break, the audience switches halls to hear the second performer of the evening. Fridays concert features Joonatan Henriksson Quintet and EXPAND. . Aatos Cafe serves treats during the concerts

Early Bird tickets on sale from 15 May to 22 June, when all tickets are on sale for everyone at student prices.