What started out as a little intimate jazz event organised by the couple Magi and Kaj Kulla in 1987 has since grown at a steady pace, without losing its cosy and friendly atmosphere. “Baltic Jazz Festival is where jazz musicians of international fame meet local talent. The focus of the festival is on artists hailing from the Baltic Sea area. Since 2002, the renowned Finnish jazz musician Antti Sarpila acts as the festival’s artistic director,” Alexandra Lönnström, newly appointed executive manager at the festival, begins. Baltic Jazz Festival takes place in the village of Dalsbruk, on the Kimito Island in the Turku Archipelago. Accessible by car and boat, Dalsbruk is located right by the sea, next to a guest harbour close to the festival area.