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More Covid Cancellations

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.. 🤗

Manala Fall Itenary Update

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[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!

Manala Fall Itenary Announced

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[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 @ Manala

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Marjo Leinonen blew everyone away with her interpretations on some Billie Holiday stuff!

Manala Spring Season Announced

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The spring of wonderful women is upon us!

Jay Kortehisto @ Manala

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Avoiding christmas songs with Jay!

Tia Cohen @ Manala

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A packed house and a wonderful night with Tia Cohen and Joose Ojala!

Riku Niemi @ Manala

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Had lotsa fun with monsieur Riku Niemi tonight @ Manala!

William Suvanne @ Manala

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We were shredding with Monsieur wiiliam Suvanne!

Mika Huusari @ Manala

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The house was packed with maestro Mika Huusari!

Risto Salmi @ Manala

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With master reed player Risto Salmi!

Annimaria Rinne @ Manala

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Had a swell Good Friday with Annimaria Rinne last night!

Manala 2019 Itenary Announced!

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Save the dates! Facebook event.

Mikael Konttinen @ Manala

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Wrapped up the year in the best company w/ Mikael Konttinen!

Jammin' @ Manala

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Swinging! (Photo: Gona Lehtinen)

Jimbino Vegan @ Manala

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Fun jamming' with Jimbino Vegan (UK)!

Sami Saari @ Manala

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The most lovely time with Sami Saari, the Finnish ambassador for soul, swing & jazz!

Antti Sarpila @ Manala

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Always an honor to share the stage with Antti Sarpila!

Kalevi Louhivuori @ Manala

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Well, it's been a straight flush of great trumpeteers this spring season in Manala! Had lotsa fun with Kalevi Louhivuori!

Verneri Pohjola @ Manala

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Supa cool times w/ Verneri Pohjola!

Tero Lindberg @ Manala

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With Mr. Golden Trumpet, Tero Lindberg!

Joakim Berghäll @ Manala

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Dived into some sweet John Coltrane stuff with Joakim Berghäll!

Manala Club Fun

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Despite the unfortunate illness of our guest star Risto Salmi we had a good time amongst just ourselves as a quintet!

Live Review in Helsingin Sanomat

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A really cool review in Helsingin Sanomat by Katri Kallionpää!

Jukka Eskola @ Manala

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Great swinging times @ Manala with the great trumpeteer Jukka Eskola!

Miihkali Jaatinen @ Manala

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Supa Fun times @ Manala with Miihkali Jaatinen on Bluegrass Banjo! (Pic: Jukka Pyysing)

Autumn Manala Schedule Announced!

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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.

Marjo Leinonen @ Manala

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Happy times @ Manala with Marjo Leinonen!

Pentti Lahti @ Manala

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Happy times @ Manala with Pentti Lahti!

Johanna Iivanainen @ Manala

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Happy times @ Manala with Johanna Iivanainen!

Sami Pitkämö @ Manala

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Happy times @ Manala with Sami Pitkämö!

Manala Spring Announced

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We have confirmed dates and some very, very special guests confirmed for the upcoming winter/spring-season!

Tuomo @ Manala

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Happy times @ Manala with Tuomo Prättälä!

M.A. Numminen @ Manala

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Happy times @ Manala with M.A. Numminen!

Aili Ikonen @ Manala

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Happy times @ Manala with Aili Ikonen!