NEWS & GIGS

Bergå Folk Project's debut album is released!

Our rather fresh folkmusic band Bergå Folk Project has finally released its debut album in May 2022! So proud and happy about this one. Please take a closer look here!

New music for big band

Unituulia -album was being released by Eclipse Music in October 2021. Unituulia is a collaboration with a Finnish big band Sointi Jazz Orchestra. The album consists of my compositions and arrangements and the album saw daylight in all the streaming services in the end of November. Read what YLE said about Unituulia here
Link for all the streaming services: 
https://orcd.co/xv94l7k

Link to my bandcamp-page – support your local! 🙏
https://ailijarvela.bandcamp.com/

 

Upcoming releases:

  • Stinako 2022 / TBA
  • Aili Järvelä 2023 / TBA

Solo album no. 2 in the making

In September 2021 I released a single with Finnish legendary singer-songwriter Matti Johannes Koivu. We are thrilled about this one!
'Simpukoita' single was being released in the summer 2021. It got added to Radio Suomi playlist, happy about it!

Solo album / EP-trilogy Lainattua, Sinistä, Omaa

New single, Sisäpiha got released in February 2020! It got picked to many Spotify playlists and has been also played in Radio Helsinki. Yay!
My single, Kivee was released in 22.11.2019! It got the best reviews at a song panel in Radio Suomi's Levylautakunta -program. Have a listen!
The last part of the album, Omaa -EP got a five star review in Helsingin Sanomat. Happy about it, obviously! Check out the review here.

Omaa - EP was also selected to the chart of Helsingin Sanomat -critics best releases of the year 2020.

Interview in Kauppalehti, Finnish Tradenews paper (2020)

I got interviewed in January by the Finnish Tradenews paper Kauppalehti about my freelancer life! Go check it out! 

Interview in Keskipohjanmaa (2020)

Had a lovely chat in February about the album release with Keskipohjanmaa reporter Anni Saari. Read here!

Interview in Turun sanomat (2020)

I was being interviewed in March by Turun Sanomat about my album release and my job as a freelancer. Good talks, read here!
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A concert for kids with Helsinki Philharmonic, Kuiskaajan Aaria ("Prompters Aria") was released 1.12.2020! 

I worked as an arranger for Helsinki Philharmonic and a small folk music ensemble and two soloists. I played also one of the maincharacters in the concert, which was great fun! Check Kuiskaajan Aaria here!

I was also interviewed by Keskipohjanmaa-news paper about Kuiskaajan aaria, you can read it here!

Working in following bands & productions atm: 
Once the musical, Bergå Folk Project, Matti Johannes Koivu & Uskomaton Folktrio, Vesala-Järvelä-Rahmel, Frigg (substitute)


GIGS 2022
 

8.10. Aili Järvelä trio / TBA

7.10. Aili Järvelä trio / TBA
24.9. Jukka Perko, Teemu Viinikainen, Jarmo Saari, Aili Järvelä / TBA
12.-28.9. Frigg / USA tour

9.8. Bergå Folk Project / Espan lava, Helsinki

30.7. Aili Järvelä & Sointi Jazz Orchestra / Joroinen, Joroisten Musiikkipäivät

14.-15.7. Bergå Folk Project / Kaustinen, Kaustinen Folk Music Festival

9.7. Aili Järvelä & Sointi Jazz Orchestra / Savonlinna, Saimaa Jazz Festival

8.7. Jukka Perko, Teemu Viinikainen, Jarmo Saari, Aili Järvelä / Sysmä, Sysmän suvisoitto

2.7. Frigg / Denmark

29.6. Bergå Folk Project / Helsinki, Espan lava
18.6. Aili Järvelä / private gig

2.6. Bergå Folk Project album release / Helsinki
20.5. TBA / TBA

21.4.-3.5. Frigg Scotland tour

20.4. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

19.4. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

6.4. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

5.4. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

4.4. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

24.3. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

23.3. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

22.3. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

19.3. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

18.3. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

17.3. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

9.-10.3. Aili Järvelä & Tapiola Sinfonietta, KULPS-konsertit

9.3. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

8.3. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

7.3. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

4.3. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

3.3. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern


 

PAST GIGS 2021:


15.12. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
14.12. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
8.12. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
7.12. Once / Helsinki, Lilla T
eatern
4.12. Aili Järvelä / Private gig
2.12. Once / Helsinki, Lilla T
eatern
1.12. Once / Helsinki, Lilla T
eatern
30.11. Once / Helsinki, Lilla T
eatern
24.11. Once / Helsinki, Lilla T
eatern
23.11. Once / Helsinki, Lilla T
eatern
16.11. Once / Helsinki, Lilla T
eatern
10.11. Once / Helsinki, Lilla T
eatern
3.11. Once / Helsinki, Lilla T
eatern
2.11. Once / Helsinki, Lilla T
eatern
27.10 Once / Helsinki, Lilla T
eatern
26.10. Once / Helsinki, Lilla T
eatern
23.10. Once / Helsinki, Lilla T
eatern
23.10. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
20.10. Aili Järvelä & Sointi Jazz Orchestra / Helsinki, Kapsäkki, album release
19.10. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
14.10. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
13.10. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
12.10 Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
6.10. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
5.10. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
20.9. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
17.9. Aili Järvelä trio / Malmitalo, Helsinki
13.9. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern

13.8. Aili Järvelä trio / Sellosali, Espoo
7.8. Aili Järvelä trio / Hybrid forms, Helsinki
2.8. Aili Järvelä / Etno-Espa,  Helsinki
12.7. Vesala-Järvelä-Rahmel / Kaustinen Folk Music Festival
3.7. Matti Johannes Koivu & Uskomaton Folktrio / Haapavesifolk
2.7. Aili Järvelä trio / Haapavesi, Haapavesifolk
7.-9.4. Aili Järvelä & Keskipohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri / Taidetestaajakonsertit, Kokkola
23.-25.2. Aili Järvelä & Keskipohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri / Taidetestaajakonsertit, Ylivieska




PAST GIGS 2020: 
 


21.11.  Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
19.11.  Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
13.11. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
12.11. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
11.11. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
10.11. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
7.11. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
6.11. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
3.11. Aili Järvelä / Tampere, G Livelab
30.10. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
28.10. Once / Helsinki, Lilla Teatern
19.9. Mutaveijarit / Espoo, Sellosali
9.9. Matti Johannes Koivu / Helsinki, Ateneum

24.8. Aili Järvelä trio / Helsinki, G Livelab, private gig
15.6. Vesala-Järvelä-Rahmel / Helsinki, Savoy-teatteri
4.6. Mutaveijarit / stream, Helsinki
29.5. Vesala-Järvelä-Rahmel / stream, Tuusula, Krapin paja
14.5. Mutaveijarit / stream, Porvoo 
9.5. YLE Olohuone w/ Matti Johannes Koivu
3.5. Mutaveijarit / stream, Järvenpää
6.3. Frigg / Austria

5.3. Frigg / Austria

4.3. Frigg / Austria

19.2. Teri Mantere / Helsinki, Tenho

16.2. Mutaveijarit / Helsinki, Kapsäkki (album release)

15.2. Kalevala / Åbo Svenska Teater 
14.2. Kalevala / Åbo Svenska Teater

8.2. Kalevala / Åbo Svenska Teater

7.2. Kalevala / Åbo Svenska Teater

1.2. Kalevala / Åbo Svenska Teater

31.1. Kalevala / Åbo Svenska Teater

301. Matti Johannes Koivu / Helsinki, On the rocks
25.1. Kalevala / Åbo Svenska Teater
24.1. Kalevala / Åbo Svenska Teater
18.1. Matti Johannes Koivu / Turku, Logomo
18.1. Kalevala / Åbo Svenska Teater
17.1. Kalevala / Åbo Svenska Teater

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