Three distinguished musicians of the Finnish music scene have teamed up for this trio. Slo Motive was founded by the charismatic lead singer Sanni Orasmaa. Other members of the trio are the keyboard wizard Kari Ikonen and the percussion maker, player and sound creator Mamba Assefa. All members have extensive careers in improvised music both on a national and international level. The eye to eye meeting of three acclaimed virtuosos results in truly creative music that is composed and arranged by all members, and influenced by the moment.
The band released their debut album on Eclipse Music in November 2012 and toured Finland on the Jazz Federation’s tour. This concert is part of the Finnish-Estonian music exchange project. “Group’s concentrated interpretations were open for impulses letting also the listener’s imagination fly. Excellent.” (Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s leading newspaper)
Sanni Orasmaa (voc)
Kari Ikonen (keys)
Abdissa “Mamba” Assefa (perc)
Photo by Maarit Kytöharju