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Slo Motive to Tallinn
by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 14:48  PDF version
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...
Verneri Pohjola Quartet to top the year with the “Ancient History” tour
by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 14:46  PDF version
Trumpet player Verneri Pohjola ranks among the success stories of the young Finnish jazz generation. He recently signed a lengthy deal with the influential German record label ACT, who kicked off 2012 in style by releasing Pohjola’s latest album, “Ancient History”. On the side of the versatile trumpeter the...
Senior Series: Snow White and seven fantastic big band works
by UMO Jazz Orchestra on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 14:41  PDF version
Conductor Jouni Järvelä Which big band classic is Happy? What would Grumpy sound like if played as jazz? Or Sneezy? UMO’s popular Senior Series returns with tongue firmly in cheek, exploring masterpieces of the big band repertoire through familiar fairy-tale characters. The concert will feature swinging...
Musica nova: Flamenco Big Band – UMO & Perico Sambeat, sax & cond (ESP)
by UMO Jazz Orchestra on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 14:38  PDF version
Sax player Perico Sambeat from Valencia, one of Spain’s leading jazz musicians, will appear as a guest with UMO at the Savoy Theatre on 14 February 2013. In this Flamenco Big Band concert, forming part of the Musica nova festival, the fiery Spanish flamenco meets cool, swinging modern jazz. Sambeat will be appearing as...
Dances with time – Finnish schlagers old and new, sol. Jukka Perko & Yona
by UMO Jazz Orchestra on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 14:36  PDF version
Conductor Kari Heinilä Jukka Perko, a major name in Finnish jazz, and fresh young singer and songwriter Yona (a.k.a. Johanna Louhivuori) will bring the moods and nostalgia of Finnish schlagers to the Savoy Theatre and Vuotalo in February and March. ‘Dances with time’ is a charming combination of beloved...