CEO, G Livelab Tampere
Annamaija Saarela has been the CEO of Livelaboratorio Tampere oy since 2018. Previously she has worked as an Executive Director for Tampere Region Festivals, Festival Director for Raahe Jazz on the Beach Festival, Project Manager for Finnish Musicians’ Union, Executive Director for UMO Jazz Orchestra and Executive Director, Tampere Music Festivals (Jazz Happening, Biennale, Vocal Festival). She also runs her own Annamaija Music Company.
Saarela was awarded the Finnish Musicians’ Union Prize in 2015 as well as the Shadow George by Finnish Broadcasting Company for meritorious work in supporting Finnish jazz music in 2005.
Kuva: Saana Tuomi