Now in its 28th year, Finland’s April Jazz festival saw some of the world’s top jazz artists head to the city of Espoo from 22 to 27 April.
This year, acts such as Snarky Puppy, Angélique Kidjo, Tiempo Habana, and The Kenny Garrett Quintet made appearances at the three main venues located in and around the Espoo Cultural Centre.
Espoo-based Studiotec was responsible for sound reinforcement support and equipment supply, with Meyer Sound being specified as the loudspeaker of choice for the event.
Meyer Sound’s new MJF-210 stage monitors made their Apriil Jazz debut, ten of which were recently purchased by the Espoo Cultural Centre and will remain in its permanent inventory.
The main venue for the festival, the April Jazz Arena, featured main arrays of five JM-1P loudspeakers each and six 1100-LFC low frequency control elements.
The system also featured MINA line array loudspeakers for front fill and UPQ-1P loudspeakers for out fill. The foldback system included 10 MJF-210 stage monitors, in addition to UPJ-1P VariO loudspeakers and 500-HP subwoofers for monitor side fill and UPJ-1P loudspeakers and a 650-P subwoofer for drum fill.