Festival year 2000

In 2000 Pori Jazz reached the notable age of 35 years. The festival started on July 15th and closed on July 23rd. With 550 musicians (325 Finns) the festival offered 121 concerts at 13 venues. 68 concerts were free of charge.

65% of music was rated as pure jazz and the rest as other rhythm music (blues, rock, R&B, soul, ethno).

Vibraphonist Arttu Takalo was chosen as the artist of the year.

In a study of the image of music festivals conducted by Taloustutkimus Oy Pori Jazz shared the first place in the overall image and was rated the best when the attendance, repertoire, atmosphere and audience eagerness to come again were considered.

Vuoden  festivaalijuliste


AK Jazz Collection
Antti & Kari Sarpila with friends
Antti Sarpila Swing Band
Backyard Dixie Triggers
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Billie Holiday story
Billy and The Bruisers
Bitter Sweet
Bitter Sweet & Sami Pitkämö
Bobby Previte's Bump The Renaissance
Bomfunk MC´s
Buena Vista Social Club
Chorus Grex Musicus
Classic Jazz Trio
Clave de Sol
Conjunto Cafe
Crazy Casey & Frans Wieringa
Danilo Rea
Danny Lerman Band
Django´s Four
Dr John
El Peso Quintet
Erik Truffaz Quartet & Nya
Freddie Hubbard and the New Jazz Composers Orchestra
Gimer Trio
Havana Voices
Heikki Silvennoinen & The Rest
Hit Wheel
Jari Perkiömäki Combo
Joe Satriani
John Nugent & Tomo Big Band "Tribute to Woody Herman"
John Nugent All Stars
Juan De Marcos' Afro Cuban All Stars
Jukka Gustavsson Treatment
Jukka Syrenius Band
Kool & The Gang
L.A. Trio
Lisa Haley & the Zydekats
Los Papines
Los Van Van
Mannola-Lehto Duo
Marian Petrescu Quartet
Mika Mylläri Band
Mika Mylläri Quintet
Nicholas Payton Big Band
Niittynen, Harrivaara & Huovinen Trio
NonAlike feat. Pauliina Kiuru
NY Underground "Late Night Jazz"
Olli Ahvenlahti Band
Opening Jam Session
Pop-Jazz Konservatorion opiskelijat
Poppa Joe's Magic Band
Pori Big Band feat. Laura Voutilainen & Erik Lindström
Poriginal Quartet
Regina Carter Quintet
Reiska Laine Band
Ron McClure Quartet
Rosenlew Brass Band
Sing!Sing!Sing!: Kirsti Alho, Polina Aronson, Eeva Kaarela, Sanni Orasmaa
Sinkarenko quartet
Sonny Heinilä Trio
Spirit of Life Ensemble
Steve Lukather & Edgar Winter Project
Steve Turre
Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra
Suzanne Vega
Take 5
Take 6
Ted Curson Session
The Australian Art Orchestra
The Bobs
The Bronson
The Extraordinaires
The Gangsters
The Heath Brothers
The Jeff Healey Band
The L.A. Band
The Mark Isham Band
The Michael Foster Project New Orleans Brass Band
The Poppoo with guests
The Real Jam Session
Tim Hagans - "Animation/Imagination"
Time After Time
Toivo Unt Quartet
Tomo Combo
Tribute to Edward Vesala: Sound & Fury feat. Tomasz Stanko et al.
Trumpet Summit feat. Jon Faddis, Terell Stafford, Lew Soloff & Randy Brecker
Uri Caine: Bach-Goldberg Variations
Veijonsuo - Rintala - Tiits: Trombone meets ElectriCity
Vitali & Marian
Vitali & Önder Ensemble
Vitali Ensemble