New Jazz From Finland | Barlast (FI)

Opus Jazz Club
  • Sanna Salonen - soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, mänkeri
  • Heikki Hänninen - guitars
  • Philip Holm - double bass
  • Minna Koskenlahti - drums, flute

Barlast creates spacious new music with a silence echoing in the background.
The silence can be heard between the notes. Everything unnecessary is stripped away.
Only the name remains as ballast.

From the soothing sound of a telecaster to the calling of the mänkeri, the herder’s instrument, from the rumble of a frame drum to a free double bass solo, the aural visions range from 18th century dances to heavy breathing in hazmat suits.

The quartet was noted as one of the highlights in the showcase festival Tallinn Music Week 2017 and has performed in Finland, Estonia and Norway. Their debut album Ihantola, released in 2017 has been described as “a joy, taking the listener on a journey of unexpected peaks and valleys of experimental and exploratory music.”

Barlast is releasing their second album in 2019 and the concert in at the Opus Jazz Club is part of the record release tour. 

The concert has been supported by The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland

Tickets are available for 1500 HUF on the spot,
online at, and at InterTicket Jegypont partners across Hungary.

Please don't forget to reserve a table after purchasing your ticket, as seating at Opus Jazz Club can only be guaranteed in this case.

We hold reservations until 8pm. Remaining tables are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

For reservations, please call +36 1 216 7894 and have your ticket or voucher at hand.


2019 February 23 Saturday