Jazz returns to Scandinavia House this summer with six Thursday evening performances from some of Scandinavia’s most talented young musicians, composers, and singers. Purchase a series pass to all six concerts for just $60 ($40 ASF Members). All concerts feature a pre-concert reception on the Scandinavia House terrace starting at 6 PM.

Olli Hirvonen, the dynamic and virtuosic Finland-born, New York-based guitarist performs original compositions off of his second album, New Helsinki.

About Olli Hirvonen

Olli Hirvonen is a dynamic and virtuosic Finnish-born, New York based guitarist. Winner of the Socar Montreux Jazz Electric Guitar competition in 2016 (the jury was presided over by John McLaughlin), Olli releases his second album, New Helsinki on Edition Records. New Helsinki is an album that promises to ignite the attention of the international media and fans worldwide with its deft infectious melodies, irresistibly bold grooves, and intense inventive soloing.

A musician with a larger vision and a commanding spirit, Olli Hirvonen, is a supremely gifted guitarist and composer. With New Helsinki Hirvonen has thrown down his calling card and demonstrated the promise that will inevitably thrust his career and profile in an upward trajectory towards international acclaim.

Born in Finland, in 1989, Olli Hirvonen moved to New York in 2011 to study at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music.



Image courtesy of Olli Hirvonen

THURSDAYS—6-22 THROUGH 7-27-2017—7 PM
Pre-concert reception—6 PM
$15 ($10 ASF Members)
Series Pass $60 ($40 ASF Members)