Kaisa's Machine

03/23/2024 9:30 PM
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Kaisa's Machine

Kaisa Mäensivu is a Finnish double bass player and composer. She is currently based in New York, where she finished her Master's degree at the highly acclaimed Manhattan School of Music in May 2017. She studied under the guidance of teachers and professors such as Dave Liebman and Jay Anderson. Prior to moving to New York, Kaisa studied at the prestigious Sibelius Academy Jazz Department with professor Jukkis Uotila and Ville Herrala.

During her career, Kaisa has been awarded multiple awards and grants. In 2018, Kaisa was awarded as the Rising Star at the Pori Jazz Festival. In 2018 she also won the 1st prize in the Riga Jazz Stage Bass Contest. In 2017, Kaisa won the Kauko Viitamäki Award as an accomplished jazz musician. In 2017 she won the third prize in the Esko Linnavalli Big Band Composing Contest. She performes with a variety of groups in both the U.S and Finland, and also leads her own jazz quartet Kaisa's Machine, which released its debut album ’In the key of K’ via Eclipse Music in December 2017.

General Admission ~ $30 includes a la carte menu
Dinner & Show ~ $85 Includes 3-course dinner
VIP Dinner & Show ~ $105 Includes dinner above and upgraded stage-front seating 
(Beverages not included)

Dinner & Show fees include server gratuities.

Streaming on our YouTube channel: @ChrisJazzCafePhilly

Kaisa Mäensivu is a Finnish double bass player and composer. She is currently based in New York, where she finished her Master's degree at the highly acclaimed Manhattan School of Music in May 2017. She studied under the guidance of teachers and professors such as Dave Liebman and Jay Anderson. Prior to moving to New York, Kaisa studied at the prestigious Sibelius Academy Jazz Department with professor Jukkis Uotila and Ville Herrala.

During her career, Kaisa has been awarded multiple awards and grants. In 2018, Kaisa was awarded as the Rising Star at the Pori Jazz Festival. In 2018 she also won the 1st prize in the Riga Jazz Stage Bass Contest. In 2017, Kaisa won the Kauko Viitamäki Award as an accomplished jazz musician. In 2017 she won the third prize in the Esko Linnavalli Big Band Composing Contest. She performes with a variety of groups in both the U.S and Finland, and also leads her own jazz quartet Kaisa's Machine, which released its debut album ’In the key of K’ via Eclipse Music in December 2017.


Seating Info
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Premier Tables:
The best seats in the house positioned directly in front of the performance stage (marked dark blue on the seating map).

Standard Tables:
Clear and unobstructed views of stage (marked purple on the seating map). A few tables have a partially obstructed view (marked light blue on the seating map).

Cocktail & Bar Area:
Seating at high-top tables and at the bar area available on a first come, first seated basis (marked green on the seating map). Tables may be shared for sold out shows. Two TV monitors with live video feed of the performance are conveniently located above the bar and cocktail areas.

  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Dinner menu available in all sections.
  • Your ticket is also your dining reservation.
  • Every ticket gets a seat in area purchased and tables are reserved based on the date when you made your reservation.
  • We will do our best to ensure that your entire group sits together, please let us know in the order notes if there are multiple ticket orders in your group.
  • For any special needs or accommodation requests, please call us at 215-568-3131.
  • Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.
  • No refunds, professional cameras or outside food and drink.
  • There is a limited amount of seating available for performances, if the show is sold out online, contact us at 215-568-3131 for seating availability.

Festival Seating:
Festival seating is our general admission ticket. The entire venue or a portion of the venue may be designated for festival admission. These tickets will guarantee you a seat for the show and you are free to sit anywhere in the venue based on a "first come, first seated" basis. This should also allow for larger groups to sit together.

  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Dinner menu available in all sections.
  • Your ticket is also your dining reservation.
  • For any special needs or accommodation requests, please call us at 215-568-3131.
  • Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.
  • No refunds, professional cameras or outside food and drink.
  • There is a limited amount of seating available for performances, if the show is sold out online, contact us at 215-568-3131 for seating availability.