SOLD OUT – Sibafest: Olli Soikkeli trio goes Salakapakka

Fri 02.02.2018 -
21.00 to 23.00
Estimated duration: 2 hours
Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki
Salakapakka is the Finnish word for ‘speakeasy’, so be prepared for spiked tea and decadent music! And watch out in case the place is raided!
No intermission. Please order refreshments before concert. »

Event description

Sibafest plunges into the dark world of Prohibition, as the Music Centre restaurant transforms into a 1919 speakeasy complete with music of the day. The music is managed by Olli Soikkeli (b. 1991), already one of the world’s most distinguished gypsy jazz guitarists despite his young age. He appears with Grammy award winning pianist Marian Petrescu and bass player Teemu Åkerblom.

Soikkeli now lives in New York, and he has performed alongside international stars of his genre at jazz clubs and festivals around Europe and the USA. Last year, the Huffington Post and All About Jazz nominated the Travels album by Soikkeli’s Rhythm Future Quartet as one of the best jazz albums of the year.

Olli Soikkeli, guitar

Marian Petrescu, piano

Teemu Åkerblom, bass

Doors open at 20.00. Please notice that some of the tickets are standing-room-only!

The restaurant is decorated in a 20’s fashion. Although not obligatory, we encourage you to dress up as well!


Sibafest 1/27–2/3/2018

Contact information
Miisa Järvi, 040 710 4334, miisa.jarvi(at)
Taideyliopiston Sibelius-Akatemia

Tickets and costs

Type of ticket: Event with admission fee
Basic ticket: 14.50 €
Child: 9.00 €
Pensioner: 9.00 €
Serviceman (military or non-military): 9.00 €
Student: 9.00 €
Unemployed: 9.00 €

Prices including handling charge

Ticket sales start  
Wed 18.10.2017 - 09.00

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