Tampere Guitar Festival 4.-12.6.2016

Concert calendar // Artists

fri 9 june 2017 • friday night jazz & blues

Groovy Freedoms Trio & legendary SF Blues high-light the opening of concert series at Tampere Hall. In advance the are also Show & Dinner packages available. Weekend pass is the most convenient way to enjoy of all concerts at the main venue of TGF 2017.

This concert is included in the Weekend Pass This concert is included in the Concert Pass This concert is included in the VIP Pass

 18.00 Doors to Sorsapuisto Hall open
 Dinner (sold only in advance)
 Tampere Guitar Show
 19.00 Showtime 1: Freedoms Trio
 20.30 Showtime 2: SF Blues
 22.30 Carfew


Steinar Aadnekvam (NOR) • acoustic guitar
Rubem Farias (BRA) • electric bass, vocals
Deodato Siquir (MOZ) • drums, vocals

Showtime 19.00 (doors 18)

Freedoms Trio

Genre: Jazz, Afro-Jazz, world Music, Fusion

Steinar Aadnekvam, born in Bergen - Norway 1984, is one of the most proficient and talked about young guitarists on the Scandinavian jazz scene. Born into a family of travelling merchants, he got his first guitar at the age of 4 and soon found it would be a dear friend at lonely hours while growing up in towns and cities across Norway, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg and Sweden - rarely staying more than 6 months in each new place.

The guitar turned out to be young Steinar's prime, if not only, interest, and by the age of 9 he was composing on a daily basis while listening to artists like Elvis Presley, Prince and Michael Jackson. In his teens his interest turned to Jazz when discovering artists like Charlie Parker, John McLaughlin, Miles Davis, Rhasaan Roland Kirk, Abdullah Ibrahim and later composers like Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal and of course Indian classical music and so on. In 2015 Steinar teamed up with Norwegian label Losen Records for his fourth studio album, his grand project 'Freedoms Tree' featuring an international all-star ensemble including several outstanding musical guests. The album turned out to be a great success and the full 7 piece ensemble will present a concert at the 2016 Stavanger International Jazz Festival / Mai Jazz.

In 2016 the collaboration with Losen Records continues with the release of Steinar's new collaboration and working band - FREEDOMS TRIO. This new touring band features top contemporary collegues bassist/vocalist Rubem Farias from Salvador da Bahia, Brasil and drummer/singer Deodato Siquir from Maputo, Mozambique. The group has already had considerable success on the international stage and we are looking forward to inspiring the world in the coming years.



Heikki Silvennoinen  guitar, vocals
Dave Lindholm  guitar, vocals
Pepe Ahlqvist  guitar, vocals, harmonica
Mikko Löytty  bass
Jani Auvinen  drums

Showtime 20.30

SF Blues

Genre: blues, rock

Heikki Silvennoinen, Dave Lindholm and Pepe Ahlqvist established the legendary Finnish Blues and Rock band SF Blues in year 2002. In summer 2012 the group made a vast 10 year tour. After a break of five years they are finally back! The trio relies on specialits Mikko Löytty, bass, and Jani Auvinen, drums.


A: Show, Street food & Table 72 € (only in advance until June 7th)
B: Normal ticket 32/28 € (at the door 35 €)
Prices include service fees. Unnumbered seats.

This concert is included to the following passes:
• Weekend Pass
• Concert pass
• VIP-pass (incl. dinner)

All seats are unnumbered. For groups and companies a table reservation is available on request. Online sales is closed one hour before the event. If there are still tickets available, they are sold solely at the TGF info at the door.


• Concert is with amplification.

• Tampere Guitar Show is open at Sorsapuisto Hall on Friday from 18 and Saturday from 12. Free entrance.

Official after party at Restaurant Telakka (limited seats - prebooking is strongly recommended)