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27.5.-2.6.2014: Liberty Ship Japan Tour – TBA

24.5.2014: Liberty Ship at Nattjazz, Bergen, Norway

21.5.2014: Esa Pietilä & Eija Kankaanranta at Helsinki Music Center – Organo Hall 7 PM

27.4.2014: Liberty Ship at Malmitalo, Helsinki – 17 PM

13.4.2014: Solo Saxophone concert at Viikki Church, Helsinki, 6 PM

7.4.2014: “Premiere (first) performance of Esa Pietilä´s composition “Asterion” for 8-piece chamber group & saxophone. Performed by “Zagros Ensamble”, conducted by Petri Komulainen. Helsinki Music Center – Camerata Hall. 18 PM

24.-25.3. 2014:

Masterclas on improvisation & saxophone at Conservatorio Giuseppi Tartini, Trieste, Italy

14.3.2014: Solo Saxophone Concert at Pyhtää Church 7 PM

13.3.2014: Solo saxophone Concert by Finnish Saxophone Society, at Ravintola Laulumiehet, Helsinki, 7 PM

1.3.- 31.3.2014: Artist Residence Circolo Scandinavo, Rome, Italy

2.3.2014: “Helsinki – Oslo Improvised” with Paal Nilssen-Love etc. at “Helsinki Free Fall” Festival, Helsinki, Finland

1.3.2014: “Helsinki – Oslo Improvised” with Paal Nilssen-Love etc. at “Helsinki Free Fall” Festival, Helsinki, Finland

28.2.2014: “Helsinki – Oslo Improvised” with Paal Nilssen-Love etc. at “Helsinki Free Fall” Festival, Helsinki, Finland

25.1.2014: With Paal Nilssen-Love etc. – “Finnish Fun” at Victoria National Jazzscene, Oslo

24.1.2014: With Paal Nilssen-Love etc. – “Finnish Fun” at Victoria National Jazzscene, Oslo

23.1.2014: With Paal Nilssen-Love etc. – “Finnish Fun” at Victoria National Jazzscene, Oslo

13.12.2013: The premiere of Eero Hämeenniemi´s Saxophone concerto with SE Ensamble, conductor Santtu Rouvali – at Ritarihuone, Helsinki, Finland,  19 PM

10.11.2013: Trio with Harvey Sorgen (drs, NYC) & Eero Hämeenniemi at Helsinki Art Museum Tennispalatsi

9.11.2013: Trio with Harvey Sorgen (drs, NYC) & Eero Hämeenniemi (pno) at Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere Finland

29.10.2013: Liberty Ship (Aki Rissanen, Olavi Louhivuori, Antti Lötjönen & Esa Pietilä) at JazzAnti concert series, Helsinki, Finland

25.10.2013: Liberty Ship (Aki Rissanen, Olavi Louhivuori, Antti Löttjönen & Esa Pietilä) at Umeå jazzfestival, Umeå, Sweden

26.9.2013: Solo Saxophone concert at Kaukametsä Cultural Center, Kajaani, Finland

25.9.2013: Solo Saxophone concert at Poleeni Cultural House, Pieksämäki, Finland

23.9.2013: “Premieres” – Duo veli Kujala (acc.) & Esa Pietilä Improvisations & Live Electronics at Sibelius-Academy concert series.

14.8.2013: Black Motor with Esa Pietilä, at Telakka, Tampere, FInland, 22 PM

29.7.2013: Solo Saxophone / improvisations at Meidän Festivaali / Our festival

19.6.2013: Solo Saxophone Concert at Mikkeli City Church / Mikkelin Tuomioirkko, Mikkeli, Finland, 7 PM

13.6.2013: Duo with Kantele artist Eija Kankaanranta at Vantaa St. Lawrence Church / Vantaan Pyhän Laurin Kirkko, Vantaa, Finland, 12 AM

8.5.2013: Duo Improvisations with pianist/composer Eero Hämeenniemi & solo saxophone improvisations at Helsinki Music Center (foyer), Helsinki, Finland

28.4.2013: Improvised Solo Saxophone Concert at Lahti Crosschurch / Lahden Ristinkirkko, Lahti, Finland, 6 PM

19.4.2013: Sibelius-Academy´s Alumni Big Band & Mikko Helevä, at Helsinki Music Center / Musiikkiitalo, Helsinki, Finland 7 PM

27.3.2013: “Freedom Suite from Switzerland & Finland”. Trio “Potage du Jour” (SUI) meets Esa Pietilä Trio – Christoph Baumann, Franziska Baumann & Jurg Solothurnmann – Ville Herrala, Esa Pietilä & Mika Kallio, at Sellosali, Helsinki, Finland, 19 PM

26.3.2013: “Freedom Suite from Switzerland & Finland”. Trio “Potage du Jour” (SUI) meets Esa Pietilä Trio – Christoph Baumann, Franziska Baumann & Jurg Solothurnmann – Ville Herrala, Esa Pietilä & Mika Kallio,Freedom Suite from Switzerland & Finland, at Turku Region Music School Concert Hall, Turun Musiikkiopiston sali, Turku,Finland, 19 PM

21.3.2013: Duo with Kantele artist Eija Kankaanranta at Lohja St. Lawrence Church, Lohja / Pyhän Laurin Kirkko, Lohja, Finland, 19 PM

16.3.2013: Esa Pietilä “Liberty Ship” ( Aki Rissanen, Olavi Louhivuori, Antti Lötjönen & Esa Pietilä) at Turku jazz Festival, Turku, Finland TBA

17.01.2013: Solo Saxophone Concert at Keski-Porin Kirkko –  Keski-Pori Church, Pori, Finland, 19 PM

20.01.2013: Solo Saxophone Concert at Joensuun kaupunginkirkko – Joensuu City Church, Finland, 19 PM

19.12..2012: Liberty Ship” (Aki Rissanen, Olavi Louhivuori, Antti Lötjönen & Esa Pietilä) at Rytmihäiriö Club, Helsinki, 21 PM

06.09.2012: Improvised Solo Saxophone Concert, Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki,Finland, 7 PM

04.09.2012: Improvised Solo Saxophone Concert, Jyväskylä City Church, Jyväskylä, Finland, 7 PM

30.6.2012: with John Esposito (pno, USA) at Community Music Space, Redhook,NY.

28.6.2012: with Karl Berger (piano/vibes), Harvey Sorgen (drums), Mark Helias (bass), & vocalist/poet Ingrid Sertso at Photosensualis, Woodstock NY, USA

27.6.2012: Duo with Harvey Sorgen (drs, USA) at Blackstones, Laconia NH, USA

26.6.2012: Duo with Harvey Sorgen (drs, USA) at Studio 99, Nashua NH, USA

24.6.2012: Duo with Harvey Sorgen (drs, USA) at Brandon Music, Brandon VT, USA

26.5.2012: Klangbrücke Music Loft, Aachen, Germany- CD “Out Doors” releasing tour – Duo Jeff Siegel (drs, USA) & Esa Pietilä

20.5.2012: Schauspielhaus Bergneustadt, Bergneustadt, Germany – CD “Out Doors” releasing tour – Duo Jeff Siegel (drs, USA) & Esa Pietilä

18.5.2012: Jazz-Club Kammerlichtspiele, Klagenfurt, Austria – CD “Out Doors” releasing tour – Duo Jeff Siegel (drs, USA) & Esa Pietilä

17.5.2012: Porgy & Bess, Wien, Austria – CD “Out Doors” releasing tour – Duo Jeff Siegel (drs, USA) & Esa Pietilä

15.5.2012: Esa Pietilä Trio Dampfzentrale Bern w/ Ville Herrala & Mika Kallio (FI) meets Trio “Potage du Jour” w/ Jurg Solothurnmann, Christoph Baumann & Franziska Baumann (SUI)

11.5.2012: Esa Pietilä Trio Centre Le Phenix Fribourg w/ Ville Herrala & Mika Kallio (FI) meets Trio “Potage du Jour” w/ Jurg Solothurnmann, Christoph Baumann & Franziska Baumann (SUI)

22.4.2012: Solo Saxophone Concert at St. Cross Church / Pyhän Ristin Kirkko , Rauma, Finland

15.4.2012: Solo Saxophone Concert at Vanaja Church, Hämeenlinna, Finland

23.3.2012: CD Releasing Concert – “Brain Inventory Trio”. Michael Jefry Stevens (pno, USA) – Esa Pietilä – Juho Laitinen (cello, FIN) at Helsinki JazZ ry concert series,  Ravintola Laulumiehet, Helsinki

26.2.2012: Solo Saxophone concert at Oulun Tuomiokirkko / Oulu Cathedral, Oulu, Finland

21.1.2012: Kallion Nykymusiikkipäivät / Kallio New Music Days, Helsinki, Finland

17.11.2011: Solo Saxophone concert at Art Center Vooruit, Gent, Belgium

16.11.2011: Solo Saxophone Concert at Rataplan, Antwerpen, Belgium

28.10.2011: Esa Pietilä “4 Streams” at L´Agitée, Jazzaquebec Festival, Quebec, Canada

27.10.2011: Esa Pietilä “4 Streams” at Norwegian Seamen’s Church, New York City, USA

5.10.2011: Trio with guitarist Jaak Sooäär (EST) and Mika Kallio (dr.) at Pop & Conservatory, Helsinki 7 PM

27.9.2011: Solo Saxophone concert / Trio with Pepa Päivinen & Mikko Hassinen at Helsinki JazZ ry concert series,  Ravintola Laulumiehet, Helsinki

11.9.2011: Solo Saxophone concert at Rovaniemen Kirkko  / Rovaniemi Church, Rovaniemi, Finland

11.8.2011: Solo Saxophone concert at Porvoon Tuomiokirkko / Porvoo Church, Porvoo, Finland

7.7.2011: Duo improvisations  with percussionist Janne Tuomi at “Time of Music” Festival Viitasaari, Finland

6.7. 2011: Solo Saxophone concert at Musiikin Aika – Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari, Finland

5.7.2011: Solo saxophone at opening concert of  Musiikin Aika – Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari, Finland

5. – 10.7.2011: Improvisation masterclass at Musiikin Aika – Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari, Finland

12.4.2011: 21st Century Baroque Trio at Verkatehdas, Hämeenlinna, Finland 7 PM

13.2.2011: Solo Saxophone at St. Lauri Church / Pyhän Laurin Kirkko, Lohja, Finland, 6 PM

3.2.2011: Trio with guitarist Jaak Sooäär (EST) and Mika Kallio (dr.) at Pop & Conservatory, Helsinki 7 PM

28.11.2010: Solo Saxophone at Keravan Teatteritalo / Kerava Theater 6 PM

3.11.2010: Solo Saxophone at Järvenpää Art Museum 7 PM. (concert is a part of Sibelius weeks festival programmation)

6.10.2010: Esa Pietilä “4 Streams” at Rytmihäiriöklubi, Helsinki 9 PM

29.9.2010: Last minute change of the Date!!! With Michael Stevens (USA) & cellist Juho Laitinen, at Arabia Hall, Pop & Jazz Conservatory, Helsinki, 7 PM

17.9.2010: Solo Concert at Kapsäkki Theater, Helsinki, 7 PM

22.8.2010: “21st Century Baroque Trio” with Sanni Orasmaa & Jarmo Julkunen at Elite, Helsinki 8 PM. “Special project of Jazz & avantgarde versions of Henry Purcell songs”

14.5.2010: Esa Pietilä “4 STREAMS” at Juttutupa, Helsinki ( 21:00 hours) promoted by Musicanalogy osk

10.12.09: with Jaak Sooär, Tallin, Estonia, at EMTA

21.11.09: “4 STREAMS” at Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

26.09.09: Solo Cconcert at Bonga Castle, Loviisa, Finland (19.00 hrs)

27.6-3.7: Masterclasses at 19th IASJ Jazz Meeting , Lucerne, Switzerland

14.05.09: Solo Concert at KOKO Teatteri, Helsinki, 19.00 hrs

28.04.09: Solo Concert at KOKO Teatteri, Helsinki, 19.00 hrs

26.03.09: New solo saxophone CD “KARHEA” release & solo concertat Teatteri Avoimet Ovet, Helsinki, 19h hrs

26.02.09: Esa Pietilä Trio at “Unterfahrt”, Munchen, Germany

5.-6.02.09: Masterclasses at Estonian Music & Theater Academy, EMTA, Tallinn

28.12.08: Esa Pietilä “4 STREAMS” at Supremejazzclub, Porvooo, Finland, 19.00 hrs

16.12.08: Esa Pietilä “4 STREAMS” at MAUMAU- Club Liberte, Helsinki, 20.00 hrs

31.10.08: Esa Pietilä “4 STREAMS”, Tampere Jazz Happening, (Telakka, showtime, 21.00 hours)

09.10.08: Esa Pietilä Trio & special guest Iro Haarla at Finlandsinstitut, Stockholm, Sweden

22.08.08: Solo saxophone concert (Improvisations) at EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art (see local listings)

25.07.08: Esa Pietilä Trio at JazzEspa Festival, Helsinki, Finland (16.00 hrs, see local listings)

26.-31.5: Saxophone workshop & freejazz masterclass at ESMAE, Porto, Portugal

10.04.08: Solo saxophone improvisations, at Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi, Finland (19.00 hrs, see local listings)

23.01.08: Esa Pietilä Trio & special guest Iro Haarla, at Juttutupa, Helsinki. (music from new CD “Travel of Fulica atra” presentation etc…)

08.12.07: COMET (with Filip Augustsson (SWE), Tuomas Ojala (SWE) & Jarkko Hakala (FIN) Teater 99, Tallin, Estonia

07.12.07: COMET (with Filip Augustsson (SWE), Tuomas Ojala (SWE) & Jarkko Hakala (FIN) Palmgren – sali, Pori, Finland

05.12.07: COMET (with Filip Augustsson (SWE), Tuomas Ojala (SWE) & Jarkko Hakala (FIN) Juttutupa, Helsinki

30.11.07: Esa Pietilä Trio, Musica Futura Festival, Porvoo Finland (New CD “Travel of Fulica atra” presentation/tour)

27.11.07: Esa Pietilä trio at CD shop Digelius, Helsinki (New CD “Travel of Fulica atra” presentation/tour)

03.11.07: Esa Pietilä Trio & special guest Claudio Fasoli at “San Servolo Jazz Meeting”, Venice , Italy (New CD “Travel of Fulica atra” presentation/tour)

30.10.07: Esa Pietilä Trio, Ahora Jazz 07, Sevilla, Spain (New CD “Travel of Fulica atra” presentation/tour)

25.10.07: Heiri Kaenzig – Esa Pietilä – Mika Kallio at “Arabia Nights”, Stadia Popjazz, Helsinki

24.10.07: Solo saxophone improvisations of paintings by Juhana Blomstedt, Helsinki Art Museum, (Tennispalatsi)

25.09.07: COMET (with Filip Augustsson, Tuomas Ojala & Jarkko Hakala), Nyaperspektiv, Västerås, Sweden

24.09.07: COMET (with Filip Augustsson, Tuomas Ojala & Jarkko Hakala), Glenn Miller Cafe, Stockholm

04.09.07: Solo saxophone at art gallery SatuArt, 17-19 hrs

02.06.07: Esa Pietilä Trio, “Jazz-Espa”, Helsinki

12.14.07: With Heiri Känzig (b), Fabian Kuratli (dr) Jazzkantine, Musikhochschule Lucern, Switzerland

30.03.07: Onfonia Saxophone Quartet, Ateneum Hall, Helsinki, Finland new music for saxophone quartet from Finnish composers

Duo CD -Release Tour with Johannes Mössinger (pno, Germany):

26.03.07: Nationaltheater, Mannheim, Germany

25.03.07: Loft, Köln, Germany

24.03.07: Jazzkeller, Frankfurt, Germany

22.03.07: B-flat, Berlin, Germany

21.03.07: Bix, Stuttgart, Germany

19.03.07: Jazzkongress, Freiburg, Germany

14.02.07: with Claudio Fasoli, (ts, Italy), Brian Melvin (drs, USA) & Uffe Krokfors (b), Juttutupa, Helsinki, Finland

13.02.07: with Claudio Fasoli, (ts, Italy), Brian Melvin (drs, USA) & Uffe Krokfors (b), Bar Mary, Porvoo, Finland

24.11.06: Esa Pietilä Trio, Padova Jazzfestival, Italy

18.11.06: Loco Motive, Savonlinna Jazzdays, Finland

21.09.06: Duo with Johannes Mössinger, Gipfel Du Jazz, Freiburg, Germany

23.09.06: Duo with Johannes Mössinger, (private), Freiburg, Germany

29.08.06: Esa Pietilä Trio, Villa Celimontana, Rome, Italy

31.08.06: Nordic-Kollektiv, UMO Jazzfest, Helsinki, Finland

27.-31.3: as a lecturer / workshops at Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität

14.03.06: Esa Pietilä Trio, Oviedo, Spain

15.03.06: Esa Pietilä Trio, Valladolid, Spain

17.02.06: Duo with Johannes Mössinger, Loft, Köln, Germany (Live-Recording)

16.02.06: Duo with Johannes Mössinger, Le Bistro, Frankfurt, Germany

15.02.06: Duo with Johannes Mössinger, Zähringer Burg, Gundelfingen, Germany

14.02.06: Duo with Johannes Mössinger, Zähringer Burg, Gundelfingen, Germany

13.02.06: Duo with Johannes Mössinger (piano, GER), Jazzkongress, Freiburg, Germany

13.11.05: Raoul Björkenheim & Esa Pietilä Trio, Porvoo, Finland

17.08.05: with Tuure Koski & Mikko Kaakkurinniemi, at “Tervasaaren Aitta”, Helsinki

3.-9.7.05: as a lecturer / teacher at IASJ, Krakow, Poland

09.06.05: Esa Pietilä trio, Bolzano jazzfestival, Bolzano, Italy

26.05.05: Nordic-Kollektiv, Bergen Nattjazz, Norway

26.05.05: Nordic-Kollektiv, BLÅ, Oslo, Norway

25.05.05: Nordic-Kollektiv, UMO-jazzhouse, Helsinki, Finland

24.05.05: Nordic-Kollektiv, Porvoo, Finland

22.05.05: Nordic-Kollektiv, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

19.05.05: Nordic-Kollektiv, Rasa, Utrecht, The Netherlands

18.05.05: Nordic-Kollektiv, de Toonzaal, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

22.04.05: Esa Pietilä Trio, Kunstfabrik-Schlot, Berlin, Germany

18.03.05: Hilmar Jensson & Esa Pietilä trio, Porvoo, Finland

26.02.05: Loco-Motive, Savoy-Theater, Helsinki

Selected major appearances history:

2004 Espoo Big band, tour in Brazil
2004 Esa Pietilä trio with Raoul Björkenheim (guit.), at Juttutupa, Helsinki
2004 with Kjartan Valdemarsson, Reykjvik
2004 Esa Pietilä trio Finland tour, commissioned by Finnish jazz Federation
2003 Esa Pietilä trio & Kjartan Valdemarsson, at Jumo Jazzclub Helsinki
2003 Esa Pietilä trio at Jumo Jazzclub Helsinki
2003 Esa Pietilä trio cd-releasing tour, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki
2003 Anders Bergcrantz & Esa Pietilä trio, Helsinki
2002 Odean Pope Saxophone choir, Pori Jazz festival, Finland
2002 Kjartan Valdemarsson quartet, Reykjavik, (Iceland)
2002 Roland Wesp quartet, Graz & Leibniz (Austria)
2002 Esa Pietilä Trio, Helsinki Jazz-Esplanad
2002 Onfonia Saxophone Quartet, Helsinki Jazz-Esplanad
2001 Esa Pietilä Trio, Helsinki Jazz-Esplanad
2001 Onfonia Saxophone Quartet, Helsinki Culture festival 2000
2001 Esa Pietilä Quintet, Imatra Big Band Festival, Finland
2000 Esa Pietilä Quintet, Turku Jazz, Finland
2000 Espoo Big Band, IAJE congress, New Orleans
1999 Esa Pietilä quartet & Anders Bergcrantz, Umeå Jazz Festival, Sweden & Finland tour
1999 Esa Pietilä quintet, Pori Jazz Festival
1999 Ron McClure quartet, Pori Jazz Festival
1999 THE CASE, Opera jazz Festival, Helsinki
1998 The Case, Paris, Institut Finlandaise
1998 Espoo Big Band & with McCoy Tyner, April Jazz festival
1998 with UMO jazz-orchestra & Steve Slagle
1998 Espoo Big Band tour, Australia & New Zealand
1997 Espoo Big Band & Joe Henderson, April Jazz festival, Finland
1997 THE CASE Finland tour
1996 Espoo Big Band &The New York Voices, April jazz festival, Finland
1996 Mike Nock Sextet, Helsinki
1996 The Case, KalottiJazz, Tornio, Finland
1995 soloist / composer for UMO jazz-orchestra, conducted by Rich Schemaria
1995 Espoo Big Band at April Jazz, conductor Maria Schneider
1995 Finland – Lithuania sextet, commissioned by Finnish broadcasting company
1994 Espoo Big Band & Ray Anderson, April Jazz Festival
1994 Esa Pietilä Quartet, April Jazz Espoo
1993 Espoo Big Band & Carla Bley (cond), concert /live recording at April Jazz
1993 Esa Pietilä Quartet, Kaamos Jazz, Finland
1992 Espoo Big Band in Florida, International Association of Jazz Educators & Art Deco Festival, Miami, USA.
1992 EBB octet t& Roland Vasques, April Jazz, Finland
1991 Espoo Big Band with Art Farmer, Soho Jazz Festival, London 1991
1991 Erling Kroner workshop, Helsinki
1990 Charles Mingus Workshop, Helsinki, conducted by Jimmy Knepper
1990 Espoo Big Band, Paris Jazz Festival
1990 Espoo Big Band with Rick Margitza April Jazz Espoo
1989 Esa Pietilä Quartet at Imatra Big Band Festival, Finland
1989 Esa Pietilä Quartet, Tammisaari Jazz, Finland
1989 Espoo Big Band, Espoo Cultural Centre, conductor Vince Mendoza
1980 – 89 Pori Big Band, Pori Jazz -86 – 89, tours in Europe/a