Our popular Summer Jazz Series returns to Scandinavia House! This summer we’re presenting performances from some of Scandinavia’s most talented young jazz musicians, composers, and singers on Thursday evenings, June 7 through July 19. Join us for a reception on the Volvo Hall terrace starting at 6:30 PM, followed by the concert at 7 PM. NORTHBOUND THU—JUNE 7 Finnish trio Northbound bring their wide-ranging harmonic palate to NYC for a piano, bass, and percussion performance that ranges from fiery to serene through free interaction. For this performance, they feature soloist sax musician Rich Perry. HELLE HENNING QUARTET THU—JUNE 14 Helle Henning Quartet explores and bridges the worlds of American jazz and new Nordic jazz music through original songs written by Danish singer Helle Henning. The quartet includes vocals by Helle Henning, Simon Linnert on piano, Tony Scherr on bass, and Kenny Wollesen on drums. KAISA’S MACHINE THU—JUNE 21 This jazz group, led by Finnish bass player and ASF Fellow Kaisa Mäensivu, performs unique compositions and songs from their album In The Key of K that blend the current energetic sound of jazz in NYC with more melancholic and serene Scandinavian melodies. THOMAS STRØNEN’S TIME IS A BLIND GUIDE THU—JUNE 28 A chamber music ensemble led by Thomas Strønen that draws from traditional folk music through contemporary music, performed by some of Europe’s leading jazz musicians, this quintet performs as a string trio, a piano trio, and a percussion ensemble. ANNI RORKE THU—JULY 12 In her third visit to NYC, Finnish jazz pianist and composer Anni Rorke, a graduate of Norway’s prestigious NTNU Jazzlinja conservatory, will be delivering a solo performance of her signature compositions merging classical and jazz traditions. OSKAR STENMARK QUARTET IN MY GRANDMOTHER’S FOOTSTEPS THU—JULY 19 Oskar Stenmark Quartet brings the music traditions of Gärdebyn, Dalecarlia to NYC with flugelhorn, bass, drums, and piano to perform polskor, waltzes, and other songs mixed with contemporary sounds from New York.