History

Sture opened in the 20's as a restaurant of the people and was known as Sture's Grill for a long time. Somewhere along the way the restaurant has also gone by the name - Raittiusravintola Kansa. Since 1994 the bar has been known as Ravintola Sture.

Ravintola Sture became “Sture Jazz Club” in 1997, when the then owner Surinder Sharma and musician Olle Ekman made a deal. Ekman had been hosting Jazz jam-nights since 1988, and along with this deal Ekman undertook responsibility of music in Sture.

The first live jazz night was hosted in Sture on 9.5.1997 to try the concept. Later in the same year on 28.8.1997  Sture Jazz Club was officially opened by cultural minister Claes Andersson, who also played on the opening night. Since then live jazz has played in Sture at least once a week  and four times a week at the best times. 

In 2016 the restaurant changed owners. The new owner wanted to continue with Ekman’s Saturday Jazz nights. The restaurant’s name changed along with the owner. The restaurant now goes by the name STURE JAZZ BAR.

The current Sture Jazz Bar hosts an entertaining and atmospheric
EKMAN JAZZ CLUB every Saturday from 19:30 to 22:00

Sture’s stage has been a place to perform for both young and experienced musicians since 1997 connecting different people through Jazz-music and having fun. On 9.5.2018 this year it has been 21 years since the first Jazz-night was played in this restaurant. Now on 15.9.2018 Sture has already hosted 1231 evenings of Jazz.

By now hundreds of our countries top musicians have jammed at Sture’s Saturday Jazz nights, not forgetting our amazing guests from abroad. Here are mentioned only a few:

Ahlberg Fred

Andersson Claes

Antone Dan

Antone Toni

Anttila Ape

Aspelund Monica

Barnes Caron

Barrera Bobby

Bock Margareta von

Boucht Ida

Charlotta Kerbs

Cueto Roberto

Curbelo Harlem

Dahlblom Tuomo

Dominic Rob

Dunkel Manuel

Ekman Olle

Ekström Bror Martin

Fall Kari

Finnilä Sofia

Gimer Zhenia

Hakkarainen Veikko

Hall Keith

Hanski Ilkka

Harrivaara Tomi

Havukainen Jaku

Heino Jari

Heinola Aleksi

Heinonen Harri

Helevä Mikko

Hernandez Gerardo

Hirvi Lasse

Herrala Ville

Holmén Johanna

Holmgren Leo

Hovi Seppo

Huhtala Jori

Huolman Ville

Hyttinen Mikko

Hämäläinen Ari

Hämäläinen Sini

Hänninen Maria

Iivanainen Johanna

Ikonen Kari

Jaroma Jussi

Johansson Markku

Jokelainen Ari

Järvelä Jukka

Kaartinen Kaarlo

Kaivanto Petri

Kangas Jyrki

Kannaste Jussi

Kantonen Seppo

Karhula Mikko

Karvonen Jartsa

Katajavuori Esa

Kauppi Tuomas

Kautto Iiro

Kautto Petri

Keiski Sirkka

Keränen Teemu

Keso Lasse

Koivuniemi Martti

Korpela Jukka

Korpinen Kari

Korrström Rasmus

Koski Pentti

Koski Olle

Krzywacki Petri

Lahti Pentti

Laine Reiska

Lang Reija

Lapinkero Vesa

Lasanen Minna

Lasanen Pentti

László Süle

Leinonen Marjo

Liemola Lasse

Lindgren Helena

Liski Jussi

Maarala Janne

Marek Borovic

Martinez Aldo

Metsäketo Martti

Metsärinne Pertti

Morales Bianca

Morales Gemma

Mustonen Mikko

Mutikainen Pentti

Mylläri Mika

Mäkelä Mirja

Niittynen Markus

Nikku Jarmo

Nordin Reino

Numminen Mauri Antero

Nokotin Valeri

Nybom Arto

Nyman Marzi

Ojanen Eero

Ojanperä Jorma

Okkonen Juhani

Oksanen Susanna

Orasmaa Sanni

Ortiz Emilio

Oscarsson Eije

Paakki Riitta

Paakkunainen Riikamaria

Parkkonen Tomi

Penttinen Tiina

Peltonen Pille

Perhomaa Sofia

Pethman Esa

Petrescu Marian

Petrescu Mihai

Price Larry

Pohjalainen Martti

Puszkarzewicz Andrzej

Qvarnström Kurt

Railio Veera

Rantala Jarkko

Rantanen Hannu

Rautiainen Juhani

Rautiainen Tommi

Rautio Iiris

Rautio Joonas

Riikonen Jukka

Rouvinen Jarmo

Rönnholm Thomas

Salmi Risto

Sarapaltio Matti

Sarmanto Ari

Sarmanto Pekka

Sass-Krapinoja Sirkka-Liisa

Savolainen Jarmo

Seppnäen Timo

Seppälä Timo

Siikasaari Ari

Siikasaari Eerik

Siikasaari Teuvo

Siltala Helena

Simonsen Ismo

Simonsen Pio

Sumelius André

Suoknuuti Markku

Sädevuo Seppo

Tahvanainen Jonne

Taittonen Harri

Takalo Arttu

Tolonen Jukka

Tompuri Vesa

Tuomarila Aleksi

Turhala Jussi

Tuuri Joonas

Tähti Annikki

Uhlenius Jani

Uitto Erja

Utriainen Antti

Vettenranta Sami

Virtanen Heikki “Häkä”

Virtanen Sonja

Välipakka Juki

White Ed

Wuotila Caron

Wuori Timo

Wuori Tuomo

Come on In!

Monday-Tuesday

12-24

Wednesday-Friday

12-02

Saturday

10-02

Sunday

10-24

Contact

Phone

050 364 2017

Email

lucky.tarsem(a)elisanet.fi

Band inquiries and bookings

Olle Ekman

040-5899152

jazzolle(a)gmail.com