New Jazz From Finland | Kaisa's Machine (FI/US/DK)

Opus Jazz Club
  • Kaisa Mäensivu - double bass
  • Max Zenger - saxophone
  • Max Light - guitar
  • Rasmus Sorensen - piano
  • Joe Peri - drums

Kaisa's Machine pictures Mäensivu's vision of music in the form of her compositions. The music aims to be relatable in its pureness – sometimes it's bouncy and groovy, celebrating with you, other times making you ponder all the mysteries and tragedies of life on our planet. Playing bass is Mäensivu's way of dealing with it all.

Mäensivu formed her ensemble Kaisa’s Machine in 2015 and made her debut with the group in 2017 on the tight-knit, imaginative In the Key of K. Since then she has moved to NYC and created an international career. And though she brought new players into her orbit, she kept the Kaisa’s Machine name, landing on Dave Douglas’ prestigious Greenleaf Music label for the follow-up release Taking Shape, her first album as a New Yorker.

Mäensivu’s writing is richly emotive and demanding, though her playing is just as deep and frequently in the foreground: her fullness of tone and attack is immediately evident. All through her music there’s a sense of story, a sonic richness and surprise.

“This album represents a new, progressive and hard-hitting direction in my music that is a reflection of New York,” says Mäensivu. “I was more of a straightahead bassist when I moved here, but the city has changed me as a player and composer. I feel like this music captures the magic of New York, where we all have this symbiotic language and the atmosphere is open to new things.”


This concert is produced in cooperation with FinnAgora, the Finnish Institute in Hungary.

Tickets are available for 3500 HUF on the spot, online at, and at InterTicket Jegypont partners across Hungary.

Table reservations are automatically added during ticket purchase.
Please note that if you purchase an odd number of seats, you might have to share the table with others, especially if the concert is sold out.
For the best dining experience please arrive around 7pm.
We hold reservations until 8pm.

For more information, please call +36 1 216 7894


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