Festival year 2006

Pori Jazz Festival was arranged for the 41st time in 2006 and was a huge success in every way. Repertoire was a hit and the weather was beautiful, which made people folk in their thousands’ to Pori.

Altogether around 155 000 people took part in concerts, 2/3 of which were free of charge. The number of visitors was the highest in festival history. It was also a breakthrough year for Pori Jazz Kids Festival, which quadrupled its number of visitors compared with 2005. An estimated 10 000 people were present.

Ticket sales accumulated to 76 000. Saturday’s Kirjurinluoto Arena concert attracted the biggest crowd – 30 000 sold tickets. Performers included Rooselvelt Jazz Band, The Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band cond. Slide Hampton, The Five Corners Quintet feat. Severi Pyysalo, as well as Sting, who took his audience by storm. Approximately 37 000 people took part in the day’s festivities. Main performer of Friday’s concert was Kanye West who attracted around 15 000 young music lovers. Both, Thursday and Sunday’s events managed to sell 5 000 tickets each. The festival was budgeted on sales of 50 000 tickets – target which was clearly exceeded and helped the organisation to make up for previous years’ losses.

The festival saw 112 concerts, 73 of which were free of charge. All in all 634 artists, 150 groups; 89 of which were Finnish, performed during the week, at 12 different venues. New locations: Ultra Music Night at Pori’s Puuvilla as well as concert tent LP41! proved to function well.

Attending to the record number of people at the Arena was a challenge for the organisation. Special arrangements were made to ensure audiences security and enjoyment. At times traffic on the walk paths slowed down and caused blockages, which were swiftly cleared by redirecting people. Overall the organisation rose up to the challenge and things ran smoothly.

Communal summer event SuomiAreena which was held at the same time with the festival brought added flavour to the city.

Out of all the music played during Pori Jazz 2006, two third’s was pure jazz and the rest other rhythm music.

Vuoden  festivaalijuliste


- Reggaeton - Dancehall Especial -
- Reggaeton - Hip Hop Especial -
- Reggaeton - R´n´B Especial -
- Reggaeton - Showdown -
- Reggaeton - Showglass -
- Ultra Happening Night -
- Ultra Howling Night -
- Ultra Opening Night -
"Ultra Brass Grande Finale"
Airto Moreira
AK Jazz Collection
Antti Sarpila Swing Band
Ayler Project
Bennink & Innanen & Sooäär
Bennink & Rollet drum duo
Bianca Morales
Big Satan
Björkenheim Duo
Bobines Melodies: "cartoons & live music"
Bohém Ragtime Jazz Band
Bomba Latino All Urban:
Bomba Latino Baile:
Bomba Latino:
Cab Calloway III and His Cotton Club Show
Caipirinha feat. Sergio Bastos
Caipirinha feat. Sergio Bastos & Sami Saari
Carla Bley Big Band
Chris Cote & The Noisy Kinda Men
Cinesclaff Arfi: "movie concert"
Clube Brasil!!
Conjunto Café
Crazy Casey
Davell Crawford & The Davell Crawford Movement
DJ Anna S
DJ Magic Sam
DJ Mista-S
DJ Pedro
DJ Rideon
Django All Stars!
Django Festival:
Don Johnson Big Band
Eerik Siikasaari
Eero & Noisy Kinda Men
Emma Salokoski Ensemble
Enrico Granafei
Eternal Erection
Eva Dahlgren
Fiction Plane
Frans Wieringa
Gommi ja Pommi
Grand Jam Finland!
Greg Wain
Grupo Legal
Gunhild Carling
Hall Of Fame of Finnish Jazz: IsoYrjö
Hanna Marsh
Hanne Pulli
Hanne Pulli Jam Session
Happy Dixieland Band
Harvie S
Harvie S Quartet
Innanen & Kallio duo
Irma Thomas & The Professionals
James Taylor Quartet
Jazz-Song Contest Winner
Joey Morant
Joonatan Rautio
Jukka Eskola Quintet
Jukka Lumme Seven feat. Heidi Piirala
Jukka Perko Viisikko
Kanye West
Kari Sarpila
Kids Festival Young Star: Anttu Koistinen
Leningrad Dixieland Band
Leonid Ptashka
Leonid Shinkarenko Group
Light House
Makoto Ozone THE TRIO
Marcelo D2
Marcelo Saenz
Marian Petrescu
Maris Briezkalns Quartet
Marzi Nyman Trio
Matti Aalto
Mihai Petrescu
Mikko Karjalainen
Mikko Karjalainen Group
Musica Brass
Mylläri&Nyqvist Kvartetti
Nat Newborn & The Lounge Lions
Nat Newborn Big Time "ON THE ROCKS"
New York Voices and Jukka Perko Horns
Nieminen & Litmanen
Norlan, The Missionary Of Reggaeton
Norlan, The Missionary Of Reggaeton feat. Jonna
Pau Xerôso
Peter Lipa
Pori Jazz Kids Festival:
Pori Voices Project
Poriginal Quartet
Puolustusvoimien Jazz-band
Puolustusvoimien Show-band
Radio Nova Presents: Katri Ylander
Radio Nova Presents: Mikko Leppilampi
Raul Midón
Reiska Laine
Reiska Laine 60 Years! Birthday Jam Session
Reve Boheme
Roberta Flack
Roosevelt Jazz Band
Sambacana feat. Paulinha da Cuica
Sami Pitkämö Orchestra plays Frank Sinatra
Shuffle Demons
Sonny Fortune & Rashied Ali
Ted Curson
Ted Curson Band
Ted Curson Jam Session
Teddy Rok Seven
The Dizzy Gillespie™ All Star Big Band cond. Slide Hampton
The Farangs
The Fins
The Five Corners Quintet feat. Severi Pyysalo
The Neville Brothers
Three Ladies Of Blues
Timo Lassy
Toivo Unt
Tolga Emilio Trio
Tomas Janzon
Tomi Harrivaara
Tomi Salesvuo
Tribute to Louis Armstrong feat. Joey Morant and Bianca Morales
Trio Töykeät
Undercover -06
Valtakunnallinen Pop&Jazzleiri 2006: Parhaat Bändit!
Vitali Imereli
Zhenia Gimer
Önder Focan