Curator and CEO of G Livelab Tampere
Annamaija Saarela is curator and CEO of G Livelab Tampere, a venue offering a new kind of live music experience built on quality programming, state of the art audio facilities and modern design. Designed according to a music first philosophy, it is the second venue under the G Livelab brand, both of which are owned by the Finnish Musicians’ Union.
Previously, Annamaija has been president of the Europe Jazz Network from 2010-2014, and was a board member in the periods 2004-2009 and 2009-14. She has been a major player on the jazz scene in many capacities, directing organizations including UMO Jazz Orchestra, Jazz on the Beach Festival, and Annamaija Music Company.