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We Jazz Records

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Helsinki’s jazz powerhouse

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We Jazz Records is Helsinki’s jazz powerhouse. A label, festival, and most recently a record store.

The love of cutting edge jazz music is at the core of this passionate collective. The label is an emanation of Helsinki’s world famous We Jazz Festival, an annual gathering of international and local talent- a real linchpin of the bursting Finnish jazz scene. 

The label has featured works from acclaimed Finnish jazz players such as Timo Lassy, Teppo Mäkynen and Olli Ahvenlahti to name a few, as well as emerging new talent like Mopo, Otis Sandsjö and Koma Saxo. Among the latest releases, ‘Speak Low II’ by Swiss singer Lucia Cadotsch has been named ‘Jazz Album of The Month’ by The Guardian in November 2020. While the 2020 edition of the festival has been cancelled due to the pandemic, the year has been very prolific for the label, which continues its pursue of championing new talent and daring musical concepts.

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