3 Air Force Band

Air Force Band

The Air Force Big Band, always dressed in blue, delights audiences in its own home town of Jyväskylä and around Finland with its wide variety of musical genres. The main task is to fulfil the musical needs within The Finnish Air Force’s events. The Air Force Band is the only band concentrating on big band and entertaining music within the Defence Forces. They work continuously with top professionals around the world creating entertaining and high quality concerts for the audience.

Senior Conductor

Major (Mus.) Juha Ketola


The Air Force Big Band: Maisemakuvia Suomesta

Tickets: 22,50€
  • Wed 19.02.2020
    6.00 PM
    Tampere Hall, small auditorium. Yliopistonkatu 55, 33100 Tampere
Soloist: Pepa Päivinen, sax
Conductor: Juha Ketola
Organiser: The Air Force Band and the Pirkanmaa regional office
The Air Force Big Band's Finnish Landscape Concert is an overview of Finnish identity and sentiment. The Air Force Big Band will play music from its newest album, entitled the same, with new arrangements of Anssi Tikanmäki's music. The colours of the notes stretching across the country from Lapland’s fells to Uusimaa play brightly as saxophone artist Pepa Päivinen and the Air Force Big Band play together making up an explosive combination; their show won't leave anybody cold. The concert will also celebrate the Anniversary of the Army.

Brothers-in-Arms Evening

Tickets:. from 22€
  • Fri 21.02.2020
    Kuopio music center, Kuopionlahdenkatu 23, 70100 Kuopio
Soloist: Kyösti Mäkimattila
Conductor: Juha Ketola
Organised by the North Savo Regional Office, Laulavat Rakuunat
The Air Force Band will perform music with Kyösti Mäkimattila as its soloist, Kuopion Laulavat Rakuunat (Kuopio’s singing dragoons) and the Rajala school children's chorus. After the concert, dancing to the rhythm of Savon Harmonikka Klubi (Savo accordion club) in Valohalli.

Tonight: Club for Five & Air Force Big Band

Tickets: starting at 36€
  • Sat 07.03.2020
    Madetoja hall, Leevi Madetojan katu 1-3, 90150 OULU
  • Sun 08.03.2020
    Korundi Hall, Lapinkävijäntie 4, 96100 ROVANIEMI
  • Mon 09.03.2020
    Kuhmo-talo, Koulukatu 1, 88900 KUHMO
  • Tue 10.03.2020
    Akustiikka, Koulukatu 2 B, 84100 YLIVIESKA
  • Wed 11.03.2020
    Music Centre, Concert hall, Kuopionlahdenkatu 23, 70100 KUOPIO
  • Mon 16.03.2020
    Sibelius Hall, Ankkurikatu 7, 15140 LAHTI
  • Tue 17.03.2020
    Tampere Hall, Yliopistonkatu 55, 33100 TAMPERE
  • Wed 18.03.2020
    Promenadi Hall, Yrjönkatu 17, 28100 PORI
  • Thu 19.03.2020
    Logomo, Köydenpunojankatu 14, 20100 TURKU
  • Sat 21.03.2020
    Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13e, 00100 HELSINKI
Conductor: Juha Ketola Organised by the Air Force Band
Playing music by the most popular Finnish light music composers, Toivo Kärki, Unto Mononen and Junnu Vainio, two skillful setups will join their forces.
With their splendid musical expression, the Air Force Big Band and the Club for Five will create emotional and hilarious interpretations of many famous songs that have remained in the hearts of Finns in the course of years.

Elämän Virta -concert

Tickets: 25€ (sold at the door, includes halftime serving)
  • Thu 23.04.2020
    6.00 PM
    Palokka school, Koivutie 5, 40270 Palokka
Soloists: Saija Tuupainen and Mikael Konttinen
Conductor: Juha Ketola
A light music concert by the Air Force Band with singers Saija Tuupanen and Mikael Konttinen as soloists.
The proceeds will go towards front veterans' recreational activities and cultural heritage.
Organised by Rintamaveteraanien Keski-Suomen piiri.