Ok, this is shit news but what can you do: Due to latest government covid-related restrictions the remaining club dates @ Manala are all cancelled for the time being. Open jams @ Toveri are still on, and we are in negotiations of a really cool show in a concert hall setting in december [TBA], so stay tuned & stay safe.. Also consider donating from the Paypal button on the right side of our news page.. 🤗
[UPDATE 9th Oct: the remaining club dates @ Manala are all cancelled..] Dear people - Good News & Bad News. The bad first? Ok. BAD: Due to government covid-related restrictions in distancing in public restaurants we're simply not able to accommodate as many people to Manala as we normally would. So, it's become financially impossible (again, like last spring..) to present the fabulous, awesome women of jazz & blues to you. So no glorious female singers this fall. 😢 GOOD: We're still going to go ahead with the remaining dates and the remaining band to play the hell out of this situation 🕺. You know what that means, it's going to be rockin', sweating & swinging just like only we can. So please join us in celebrating & amplifying what swing we have left in our community of humans by joining us! Our dear venue is keeping the utmost and meticulous care of everyone's safety inside the bar and outside in the terrace. SEE YOU!
[UPDATE 9th Sept: Guests are sadly cancelled, but the club is still ON. See more above.] - [UPDATE 18th Aug: The first show is sadly CANCELLED due to covid-related government regulations.] - After covid-19 cancelled most of our setup last spring, here we are again - the wonderful women are coming!
Marjo Leinonen blew everyone away with her interpretations on some Billie Holiday stuff!
The spring of wonderful women is upon us!
Avoiding christmas songs with Jay!
A packed house and a wonderful night with Tia Cohen and Joose Ojala!
Had lotsa fun with monsieur Riku Niemi tonight @ Manala!
We were shredding with Monsieur wiiliam Suvanne!
The house was packed with maestro Mika Huusari!
With master reed player Risto Salmi!
Had a swell Good Friday with Annimaria Rinne last night!
Wrapped up the year in the best company w/ Mikael Konttinen!
Swinging! (Photo: Gona Lehtinen)
Fun jamming' with Jimbino Vegan (UK)!
The most lovely time with Sami Saari, the Finnish ambassador for soul, swing & jazz!
Always an honor to share the stage with Antti Sarpila!
Well, it's been a straight flush of great trumpeteers this spring season in Manala! Had lotsa fun with Kalevi Louhivuori!
Supa cool times w/ Verneri Pohjola!
With Mr. Golden Trumpet, Tero Lindberg!
Dived into some sweet John Coltrane stuff with Joakim Berghäll!
Despite the unfortunate illness of our guest star Risto Salmi we had a good time amongst just ourselves as a quintet!
A really cool review in Helsingin Sanomat by Katri Kallionpää!
Great swinging times @ Manala with the great trumpeteer Jukka Eskola!
Supa Fun times @ Manala with Miihkali Jaatinen on Bluegrass Banjo! (Pic: Jukka Pyysing)
Manala itinerary for the upcoming autumn is being announced! This season, we're going to play, play, play & not sing, sing, sing for a change.
Happy times @ Manala with Marjo Leinonen!
Happy times @ Manala with Pentti Lahti!
Happy times @ Manala with Johanna Iivanainen!
Happy times @ Manala with Sami Pitkämö!
We have confirmed dates and some very, very special guests confirmed for the upcoming winter/spring-season!
Happy times @ Manala with Tuomo Prättälä!
Happy times @ Manala with M.A. Numminen!
Happy times @ Manala with Aili Ikonen!