ELive Jazz Happening 2019


  • Osmo Ikonen
  • Söderbacka-Matikainen Duo feat. Joonatan Rautio
  • Mikael Svarvar

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ELive Jazz Happening is a jazz event that will now be held for the second time. ELive Jazz Happening 2019 artist are Osmo Ikonen & Soul What?, Söderbacka-Matikainen Duo feat. Joonatan Rautio and Mikael Svarvar. The events first performer is Söderbacka-Matikainen Duo together with one of Finlands foremost jazzmusicians, saxophone player Joonatan Rautio. This trio will offer an atmospheric concert with melodic jazz tunes written by guitarist Martin Söderbacka and bassplayer Eevalotta Matikainen. Second in line is singer/pianist Mikael Svarvar. Svarvar is a skilled musician and soulful singer who has made a career in soul/gospel music for over 20-years. Mikael Svarvar will be playing both own songs and soul/gospel covers. The events headliner is the fantastic singer/musician Osmo Ikonen! Osmo will be playing together with groovy soul/jazz quintet Soul What?. Osmo Ikonen is familiar for many people from YLEs show ”Suomi Love” and from the band Sunrise Avenue.

6:00 pm Söderbacka-Matikainen Duo
featuring Joonatan Rautio

Joonatan Rautio – saxophone
Martin Söderbacka – guitar
Eevalotta Matikainen – doublebass

6:40 pm Mikael Svarvar Band

Mikael Svarvar – vocals, grand piano
Stefan “Kilju” Lindblom – bass
Tuukka Aitoaho – drums
Martin Söderbacka – guitar

8:00 pm Osmo Ikonen & Soul What?

Osmo Ikonen – vocals
Martin Söderbacka – guitar
Eevalotta Matikainen – bass
Mikael Svarvar – keyboards
Jaska Lukkarinen – drums
Joonatan Rautio – saxophone

Time and place


  • Advance ticket 22€
    Advance ticket, S-Etukortti 19€
    (+ possible fees and shipping)
  • Tickets at the door 25€

Advance tickets available at:

  • Luckan Karleby (main library Kokkola)
  • Hotel Kokkola (open 24h)
  • Prisma Kokkola
  • Mediakulma, Rantakatu 10 Kokkola
  • Campus Allegro, Pietarsaari
  • Prisma Ylivieska

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ELive jazz happening 2018

The first ELive Jazz Happening is a jazz event that was held for the first time in summer 2018 at Vohvelikahvila in Kokkola. This event was a part of Kokkolan kesäviikot and was endorsed by TAIKE, Svenska Kulturfonden, Stiftelsen Kulturfonden för Gamlakarlebynejden rs., Kokkolan Kaupunki, Keski-Pohjanmaan Konttoripiste, Hotelli Kokkola and Seritec.

 ELive Jazz Happening 2018 artists were Jesse Kaikuranta performing magical and touching versions of jazz favorites by artist, top notch jazzguitar playing by one of Finlands foremost guitarist Teemu Viinikainen and super-energetic and explosive soul/jazz music by Soul What? Feat. Joonatan Rautio.

ELive Jazz Happening 2018:
Soul What? feat. Joonatan Rautio – “People”