‘News’ Category

  1. Summer season

    June 1, 2019 by Esa Onttonen

    Gourmet is going to play three concerts during the summer of 2019:

    1. Keitelejazz, Äänekoski.
    2. Crusell-viikko, Uusikaupunki (two gigs).
    3. Taiteiden yö, Helsinki.

    Check out Live for more details.

  2. On tour

    January 9, 2019 by Esa Onttonen

    Gourmet is going to play in eight cities around Finland during February 6–16, 2019. The tour is organized by Jazz Finland and marks the first time Gourmet is ever performing in Espoo, Kuopio, Savonlinna and Turku. Even the other cities have been visited by Gourmet some time ago: Jyväskylä and Tampere in 2011 and Joensuu and Oulu in 2005.

    On the tour Gourmet will be performing tracks from their 2018 En garde album along with a selection of brand new material never heard before.

    See Live for complete details on all upcoming Gourmet gigs!

  3. En garde

    April 27, 2018 by Esa Onttonen

    En garde, the new Gourmet album, has been released!

    See Fiasko Records website for more information about the album.

    Gourmet will perform the material from the album on upcoming gigs in Finland and France.

  4. New Gourmet single

    April 13, 2018 by Esa Onttonen

    A single “Pink Camel” from the upcoming Gourmet album En garde is now available at Spotify, iTunes etc.

  5. Debuting in Budapest

    November 15, 2017 by Esa Onttonen

    On December 2nd Gourmet appears at the Opus Jazz Club in Budapest, Hungary. This is the first time Gourmet plays in Hungary, as part of the New Jazz from Finland series.

  6. Gotta Get to Göttingen

    November 4, 2017 by Esa Onttonen

    Gourmet is making its second German appearance of the year at the 40. Göttinger Jazzfestival, with Tony Allen Sextet and A Novel of Anomaly sharing the same bill at the Deutsches Theater on November 10th.

  7. Goin’ Back to Nantes

    August 31, 2017 by Esa Onttonen

    Gourmet is going to play at the Les Rendez-vous de l’Erdre festival in Nantes on September 2nd. This marks the group’s second visit to the French city and introduces an entirely different repertoire to the French audience, as the previous 2006 gig consisted of material from Gourmet’s 2nd album “Six Acres of Broken Hearts”.

  8. G Livelab with Kari Ikonen Ikonostasis

    May 22, 2017 by Esa Onttonen

    Following the successful appearance at Jazzahead in Bremen, Gourmet will be performing at G Livelab in Helsinki on June 10th. The other band of the evening is Kari Ikonen’s Ikonostasis. (Gourmet trivia: Mr. Kari Ikonen was the MC on our first ever gig in 1998!)

  9. Jazzahead

    March 14, 2017 by Esa Onttonen

    Gourmet is one of the eight bands chosen by an international jury to play at the Finnish Night of jazzahead! in Bremen! We will play a 30-minute set at the Kulturzentrum Schlachthof on April 27 at 8:10 p.m. This will be our third appearance in Germany – the previous ones over ten years ago in Münster and Köln – and our first international gig with the setlist culled entirely from our upcoming 4th album.

  10. Vapaat Äänet 20 Years

    October 21, 2016 by Esa Onttonen

    Our agency Vapaat Äänet (Free Voices, Free Sounds) has been in business for 20 years and it’s time for a proper celebration! Gourmet will be playing in the first anniversary concert on November 1st at the Malmitalo in Helsinki. The concert will also feature a solo performance “My Own Ravel” by Andy Emler.

    This is an excellent opportunity to hear brand new Gourmet pieces that were recorded in September for a new album which will be released in 2017.