Axelbandet is the best (and the only) big band of Åbo Akademi University, and has been around for over 50 years. Though the band mostly consists of students of Åbo Akademi University, we have also welcomed members from the University of Turku and Novia University of Applied Sciences. In short, anyone who is interested in big band music is free to join.
Our repertoire comprises numerous musical styles, including jazz, swing and funk. The composition of the band includes traditional big band instruments such as saxophones, trombones, trumpets, piano, bass, drums and percussion as well as clarinets.
Are you in need of a fun band to play at your event? In that case, you should consider booking Axelbandet. We play all kinds of gigs, from weddings to smaller occasions. If you are interested in booking us, please contact our chairperson either by e-mail () or by phone .
Do you enjoy big band jazz? If so, join Axelbandet, the student orchestra at Åbo Akademi University! We practice every Monday from 7 PM to 9 PM in Henrikinkatu 4B, and always happily welcome new members.
So all trombonists, trumpetists, saxophonists, drummers, singers and other musicians, please pick up your instruments and come play with us. Feel free to contact our dictator via e-mail () for more information.
Alternately, you can just show up outside of Henrikinkatu 4B at 7 PM on a Monday, where our members will let you in so you can check out our practice.