9th Nordic Jazz Conference Practical Info


The registration deadline is August 4. The registration includes two options:
  • Conference 20 €
  • Conference & Dinner 60 €
Conference option includes the academic programme, conference materials, coffee, get-together event, and admission to the Birdland jazz concert.

Conference & Dinner option includes the same AND the dinner that will be held in Scandic Marski, Thursday, August 19 (Dinner menu).

Please, use the registration form!

The fee is to be paid by August 4 to the account of the Nordea Bank Finland Plc, Helsinki:
  • Nordea 132830-425204
  • IBAN mode: FI0913283000425204
Please, write “Your Name, conference fee” to the text box.
  • Example: Ellington Duke, conference fee
It is possible to pay the fee after August 4 and even in cash at the registration desk upon arrival but then the fee is 30 € / 70 €. The conference programme is free for undergraduate students (no registration needed).


We have reserved 15 single rooms and 5 double rooms at the newly-opened Cumulus Hakaniemi Hotel which is 10 minutes walk from the conference site, the National Archives of Finland. Prices between Aug 18 and Aug 21 are:
  • Single 85 € / room / night (NOTE: the price from Aug 20 to Aug 21 is 88 €)
  • Double 115 € / room / night
The reservation code is “The Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive 2010”. The offer is valid until July 27. Prices include breakfast.

There are plenty of other hotels nearby, e.g. Hilton Helsinki Strand, or you can try Citykoti one-room apartment hotels. Late August is the busiest tourist season of the year in Helsinki. Furthermore, a promising rock band from Ireland, U2, will be in the town at the same time… We recommend you to book accommodation as soon as possible.

How to get from the airport to the city centre

The cheap way: Take Finnair city bus just outside the international terminal, platform 10. The buses leave every 20 minutes. It takes 35 minutes to get to the Central Railway Station Elielinaukio which is at the heart of the city centre. The price is 5,90 €.

Taxi drive to the city centre/Cumulus Hakaniemi Hotel takes approx. 30 minutes and costs approx. 40 €. See also Airport Taxi service.

How to get from the Central Railway Station to Cumulus Hakaniemi Hotel

  • take metro to Hakaniemi station, second stop towards Vuosaari or Mellunmäki (NOT Ruoholahti), 3 minutes and 2,50 €
  • take tram No. 6 (front of the main entrance) or buses (Railway Square), 5 minutes and 2,50 €
  • take taxi, 5 minutes and approx. 12 €
  • walk eastbound, 15 minutes
More information about Helsinki.

Conference Map (all locations in one map)

Important Deadlines

  • July 27: Cumulus Hakaniemi Hotel offer (see Accommodation)
  • August 4: registration (see Registration)


The conference is organized and hosted by the Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive. Co-hosts are the Finnish National Archives and the Association of Finnish Jazz Musicians.

In any questions, contact the chair of conference committee. Due to summer vacations, the best contact in July is the Jazz & Pop Archive office e-mail. Telephone number of our office is +358 9 757 0040.

Conference committee

  • Janne Mäkelä (The Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive), chair, e-mail
  • Maaret Storgårds (The Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive), accommodation, dinner, e-mail
  • Jouni Eerola (The Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive), conference web page, e-mail
  • Kaisa Paavilainen (The Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive), conference assistant
  • Ari Poutiainen (Association of Finnish Jazz Musicians), concert programme
  • Bruce Johnson (University of Turku), co-adviser

Supporters of the conference

Helsinki Region Transport

You may also use Helsinki Region Transport Journey Planner when finding your way in Helsinki. From HSL/HRT pages you will also find Traffic Bulletins and information about ticket fares.


Please, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer your questions and add new information to this site.