Festival year 2002

37th international Pori Jazz Festival was held between July 13th and 21st.
The Pori Delta Arena was introduced as a new concert venue as Paul Simon, Miriam Makeba and Bo Kaspers Orkester performed there on July 16th. Other notable appearances were made by Joe Cocker, Ike Turner and James Carter.

The festival attracted 122 000 people and 65 000 tickets were sold. There were 542 musicians in town and 106 concerts were given at 11 venues. Half of these concerts were free of charge.

The press was represented by over 500 reporters and there were 1 300 voluntary workers making sure everything went well.

Music was heard for 221 hours (almost ten days if played continuously) and 75% of the music was pure jazz.

The festival brings some 9,5 million Euros to the economic life in Pori and the vicinity.

The Pori Jazz official website was frequently visited in July and especially during the festival – in July 2 859 668 hits were recorded and on July 15th the page was downloaded for over 308 000 times. These numbers are rather respectable.

Vuoden  festivaalijuliste


AK Jazz Collection
Aleksei Kannunikov
Alexei Kravchuk & Gimer Trio
Andrew Hill Trio
Angie Stone
Apus Jazz de Chile
Art Konik Band
Art Konik Band feat. Bobby Few
Baker's Family
Benny Green
Bo Kaspers Orkester
Bobby Few
Bugge Wesseltoft
Chaka Khan
Clarinet All Stars feat. Ken Peplowski, Putte Wickman & Antti Sarpila
Conjunto Cafe
David Arnay
David Arnay Band
De La Soul
Directions in Music feat. Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker & Roy Hargrove
Duke Heitger Steamboat Stompers
Eddie Palmieri LatinJazz Orchestra
Eero Koivistoinen Jam Session
Elvis Costello
Esbjörn Svensson Trio
Frans Wieringa
Frans Wieringa Trio
Gimer Trio
Gimer Trio feat. Sofia Rubin
Giraldo Piloto & Klimax
Gordon Haskell
Greg Wain
Hit Wheel
Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm
Ilkka Kuosmanen
Iris Rautio ja Veikko Hakkarainen Quintet feat. Esa Pethman
Iro Haarla-Pepa Päivinen Duo
Jack Brothers
Jam Session
James Carter
Jenny Robson & Timo Lehto duo
Joe Cocker
Joey DeFrancesco Trio
Jukka Lumme Seven
Kimmo Pohjonen Kluster
LinnaJazz Trio
Maraca´s "Otra Vision"
Marian Petrescu
Marian Petrescu Band
Mark Isaacs Trio feat. Adam Nussbaum and Jay Anderson
Martin Reiter Trio
Millennium Sextet
Mingus Big Band
Miriam Makeba
Nakkilan nuoriso-orkesteri: Haitarijazz
Nat Newborn & The Lounge Lions
Nat Newborn & The Lounge Lions feat. Erik Lindström
Nguyen Le Bakida Trio
Nic Gotham Quartet
Odean Pope Saxophone Choir
Odean Pope Trio
Ola Kvernberg Ensemble
Olli Ahvenlahti Band
Original Royal Players Brass Band
Palmgren Jazz Presents:
Paul Simon
Pelle Positiivi
Philip Catherine Trio feat. Ola Kvaernberg
Poriginal Quartet
Radiomafia Beat Shop:
Reiska Laine Jam Session
Ron McClure Band
Rosenlew Brass Band
Sauna Beat Bad
Spirit of Life Ensemble
St. Germain
Suo, kuokka & Jussi plays Earth, Wind and Fire
Ted Curson
Ted Curson Jam Session
The Heath Brothers
The Real Thing
The Sky Wings
Tomi Harrivaara Band
U-Street All Stars
Valtakunnallisen pop/jazz leirin opiskelijat
Vesa-Matti Loiri & Perko Pyysalo Poppoo
Wentus Blues Band
Önder Focan Ensemble