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

Concerts

"Heart in Finland" concert tour

20€
  • Tue 19.09.2017
    18:00
    Koulukeskus school centre gym, Koskelankatu 3, 35800 Mänttä
Choirs: Jyväskylä War Veterans' choir, Jämsä and Mänttä War Veterans' traditional choirs and Harmaat Herrat men's choir, Jyväskylän Rautatieläisten Mieskuoro railwaymen's choir, Laukaan Mieslaulajat male singers, Tikkakosken Mieslaulajat male singers and Vaajan Laulu singers. Choir directors: Soloists: Taisto Polvi, Jenna Bågeberg Conductor: Host: Heikki Kahila Organised by: Air Force Band Tickets: Tickets €20, includes doughnut and coffee. At this concert, Heart in Finland, we will hear tunes from various decades during our independence performed by the Air Force Band and a large men's choir. The beginning of the concert will feature music that portrays the first, trying decades of our independence - when national unity and even our existence were at stake. The lyrics tell of the white and blue emotions and devotion that people felt for their independent fatherland. The second half of the concert will feel like going through an old, collective photo album of Finland as a nation. Songs, tunes and melodies from across the ages will bring to life memories of Finland as it was then. Heart in Finland will take you on an unforgettable trip down memory lane. The concert is one of the Finland 100 celebration events. The master of ceremonies for the evening will be Heikki Kahila. Concert proceeds will be given to war veteran organisations.

"Heart in Finland" concert tour

20€
  • Wed 20.09.2017
    18:00
    Paunun koulu school, Paununkatu 1, 42100 Jämsä
Choirs: Jyväskylä War Veterans' choir, Jämsä and Mänttä War Veterans' traditional choirs and Harmaat Herrat men's choir, Jyväskylän Rautatieläisten Mieskuoro railwaymen's choir, Laukaan Mieslaulajat male singers, Tikkakosken Mieslaulajat male singers and Vaajan Laulu singers. Choir directors: Soloists: Taisto Polvi, Jenna Bågeberg Conductor: Host: Heikki Kahila Organised by: Air Force Band Tickets: Tickets €20, includes doughnut and coffee. At this concert, Heart in Finland, we will hear tunes from various decades during our independence performed by the Air Force Band and a large men's choir. The beginning of the concert will feature music that portrays the first, trying decades of our independence - when national unity and even our existence were at stake. The lyrics tell of the white and blue emotions and devotion that people felt for their independent fatherland. The second half of the concert will feel like going through an old, collective photo album of Finland as a nation. Songs, tunes and melodies from across the ages will bring to life memories of Finland as it was then. Heart in Finland will take you on an unforgettable trip down memory lane. The concert is one of the Finland 100 celebration events. The master of ceremonies for the evening will be Heikki Kahila. Concert proceeds will be given to war veteran organisations.

"Heart in Finland" concert tour

20€
  • Sat 30.09.2017
    15:00
    Paviljonki, Lutakonaukio 12, 40100 Jyväskylä
Choirs: Jyväskylä War Veterans' choir, Jämsä and Mänttä War Veterans' traditional choirs and Harmaat Herrat men's choir, Jyväskylän Rautatieläisten Mieskuoro railwaymen's choir, Laukaan Mieslaulajat male singers, Tikkakosken Mieslaulajat male singers and Vaajan Laulu singers. Choir directors: Soloists: Taisto Polvi, Jenna Bågeberg Conductor: Host: Heikki Kahila Organised by: Air Force Band Tickets: Tickets €20, includes doughnut and coffee. At this concert, Heart in Finland, we will hear tunes from various decades during our independence performed by the Air Force Band and a large men's choir. The beginning of the concert will feature music that portrays the first, trying decades of our independence - when national unity and even our existence were at stake. The lyrics tell of the white and blue emotions and devotion that people felt for their independent fatherland. The second half of the concert will feel like going through an old, collective photo album of Finland as a nation. Songs, tunes and melodies from across the ages will bring to life memories of Finland as it was then. Heart in Finland will take you on an unforgettable trip down memory lane. The concert is one of the Finland 100 celebration events. The master of ceremonies for the evening will be Heikki Kahila. Concert proceeds will be given to war veteran organisations.

Aalto III : Air Force Big Band - Pohjola plays Pohjola & Sorvali

Tickets: €25/20 Lippupiste
  • Fri 06.10.2017
    19
    Pavilion, Restaurant Faneri, Lutakonaukio 12, 40100 Jyväskylä
    Conductor: Major (Mus.) Soloist: Verneri Pohjola, trumpet Organised by: Air Force Band Dinner & Show package €56 (incl. VAT), for more information: http://www.paviljonki.fi/fi/dinner-show
The Air Force Big Band's third Aalto series concert of the year pays homage to two Finnish giants in jazz, Pekka Pohjola and Upi Sorvali. In the first half of the concert, we will hear Pohjola's composition Yesterday Games, a four-part series he composed in the 1980s. The second half of the concert will feature big band music by Upi Sorvali Big Band Family. The concert will treat us to masterpieces of the 80s, music that is seldom heard live nowadays. The trumpet soloist is Verneri Pohjola, who has been awarded several important prizes.

AALTO IV : "Landscape Portraits of Finland", Air Force Band 40th Anniversary Concert

Tickets: 25/20€ Lippupiste
  • Sun 19.11.2017
    16
    Pavilion, Restaurant Faneri, Lutakonaukio 12, 40100 Jyväskylä
    Solist: Pepa Päivinen, saxophone Organised by: Air Force Band Dinner & Show -package 56€ (incl. VAT), for more information: http:/www.paviljonki.fi/fi/dinner-show
Air Force Band 40th Anniversary Concert The Aerial Photos of Finland Concert is a fantastic overview of Finnishness and Finnish sentiment. Inspired by national musical traditions, Anssi Tikanmäki's album "Landscape Portraits of Finland" was an immediate phenomenon when it was released in 1981 and became widely popular among a vast majority of music listeners. The album has stood the test of time and its tunes that draw inspiration from musical genres from the very north of Finland to the south of Finland still have a strong appeal. Together, the Air Force Big Band and saxophone soloist Pepa Päivinen play their take on Anssi Tikanmäki's music. Several arrangers have given new shape to the landscapes conjured by the melodies. The public will also be treated to several snapshots from Anssi's other production. At the same time we celebrate the Air Force Band's 40th Anniversary. Pepa Päivinen and the Air Force Big Band are an explosive combination and their show will leave no-one cold.