Festival year 2003

Pori Jazz was held between 12th – 20th of July.

Total number of visitors was 130 000 and 60 000 tickets were sold. There were 104 concerts, 53 of which were free of charge. Altogether 11 venues saw 617 individual artists from 96 performance groups.

Festival offering was diverse, jazz, blues, soul, funk and latin jazz music. Also hip-hop and jazz-fusions were heard as well as plenty of music rich in New Orleans and Cuban rhythms. Most of modern jazz played was French.

The main performer of the pure jazz genre was Wayne Shorter’s quartet, who performed at Kirjurinluoto on Thursday 17.7. On the same day, the creator and godfather of soul/funk music – James Brown, played with his orchestra. Other performers were Sam Moore (18.7), Jamiroquai (19.7.) and The Roots (20.7)

Guitarist Marzi Nyman (24) was chosen as the artist of the year.

In the spring of 2003 Alpo Suhonen was made managing director of the Pori Jazz organisation.

Vuoden  festivaalijuliste


32 Janvier
AK Jazz Collection
Aladar Pege
Aladar Pege Band
Anders Widmark Trio & Sara Isaksson
Antti Sarpila & Ulf Johansson-Werre Duo
Antti Sarpila Swing Band
Antti Sarpila Swing Ensemble
Antti Sarpila Swing Group
Antti Sarpila Swing Session
Auprès de ma Blonde
Baker's Family
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Blues'n'pop Night:
Boz Scaggs
Buena Vista Social Club presents: Ibrahim Ferrer
Caipirinha Parade
Crazy Casey
Cuba Meets New Orleans Night:
Curtis Fuller Sextet
Danny Marks Band
Denis Colin Trio "Something in Common"
Don Johnson Big Band
Duke Heitger Steamboat Stompers
Duo Didier Petit & Terje Isungset
Duo Eric Echampard & Kimmo Pohjonen
Eero Koivistoinen Band
Fanfare Finale: All performers of Ultra Music
Funky Night:
Gimer Trio
Gimer Trio with guests
Gimer-Petrescu Key Battle
Greg Wain
Hard Days Night: music of the Beatles
Harri Lehti Band
Harri Lehti Band feat. Gimer
Harri Lehti Combo
Harri Lehti Group
Harri Lehti Trio
Hit Wheel
J.Nowak Quintet feat. Ewa Kaarela
James Brown
Jan Simons Band
Jari Perkiömäki
Jenny Robson & Pekka Toivanen Quintet "At the Cole Porter Songbook"
Jukka Perko
Junnu Aaltonen
Keiko Matsui
Konservatorion Big Band Goes Movies
Kullaa pop/jazz-leiri
Leningrad Dixieland Band
Lenni-Kalle Taipale Group
LinnaJazz Big Band feat. Ted Curson & Jari Hongisto
Los Cumbancheros
Los Hombres Calientes
Lucky Peterson
M.A. Numminen Show
Marc Ducret Trio
Marcus Miller
Marian Petrescu
Marian Petrescu Band
Marian Petrescu Combo
Marian Petrescu Ensemble
Marian Petrescu Group
Marian Petrescu Orchestra
Marian Petrescu Trio
Maris Briezkalns Quartet
Mark Isaacs
Mark Isaacs Ensemble
Mark Isaacs Group
Mark Isaacs Jam Session
Markku Johansson Combo
Médéric Collignon solo
Micke Björklöf & Blue Strip Special w. UB-horns and Keylettes
Micke Björklöf Duo
Mika Mylläri Quartet
Ms Y.S.Nah & Band
Nakkilan seudun harmonikkojen nuoriso-orkesteri
New Orleans Original Royal Players
Olli Ahvenlahti Ensemble
Opening Jam Session
Opening Jam Session Group
Pori Sinfonietta
Poriginal Quartet
Poriginal Quartet feat. Antti Sarpila
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Regina Carter
Reiska Laine Band
Ron McClure Group
Rosenlew Brass Band
Rudi Mancos Blues Band
Sam "Soul Man" Moore
Sam Butera & the Wildest
SingSingSing Eesti: Liisu Ots, Ivy Rans, Kärt
SingSingSing feat. Jenny Robson, Jaana Seppänen, Marja Tikkanen
Ted Curson
Ted Curson Ensemble
Ted Curson Jam Session
Texas Christian University Jazz Ensemble
The Bronson feat. Jukka Perko
The Roots
Toivo Unt Trio feat. Kärt
Tomi Harrivaara Band
Triade feat. Mikko Innanen
United Brass Bands Grand Parade
Uusi Aalto
Wayne Shorter Quartet feat. Brian Blade, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez