Pori Off To A Flyer

Selling 5,000 tickets within a week is a record for Pori Jazz Festival in Finland, made even more impressive considering that only one show of the nine-day event had gone on sale.

It was the July 16 show with Duffy at the main Kirjurinluoto Arena, where Raphael Saadiq, George Garanian Big Band, Richard Galliano Quartet featuring Richard Bona, Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Clarence Penn will be on the bill.

The rest of the Pori programme will be announced March 25, with the tickets expected to go on sale April 1. This year’s festival is July 11-19.