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JAZZ FINLAND LIVE BRINGS NEW FUNDING TO JAZZ CONCERTS IN FINLAND
by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Thu, 14/01/2016 - 16:57
Jazz Finland LIVE is a new form of funding for promoting professional jazz concert organizers around the country. The goal is to provide support for regular and sustained jazz concert series. The Finnish Music Foundation MES granted 139 000 euros for the pilot project in 2016.   Jazz Finland LIVE is a project coordinated by...
EJN's Nordic dimension marches young bands on big stages
by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Mon, 07/09/2015 - 20:14
The jazz federations in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland have worked together for over 15 years to provide platforms for young and talented jazz musicians. Young Nordic Jazz Comets has been their flagship project to present bands from each of the Nordic countries since year 2000. The past few years have been pivotal...
YOUNG NORDIC JAZZ COMETS 2014
by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:26
Jazz Finland Festival Opening Night: Young Nordic Jazz Comets 2014 Young Nordic Jazz Comets started in 2000 and has since been a recurring event in the Nordic jazz scene. The main purpose is to create attention to new jazz talents, giving them the opportunity to meet their future audience and to play at professional...
JAZZ FINLAND FESTIVAL TO SHOWCASE THE BEST OF FINNISH JAZZ 18 TO 21 SEPTEMBER
by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Fri, 12/09/2014 - 14:47
The Jazz Finland Festival, taking place in five different venues around Helsinki, is the largest showcase event of Finnish jazz to date. Organised by the Finnish Jazz Federation in co-operation with Music Finland, the Sibelius Academy and the Europe Jazz Network brings a large number of international players in the field of jazz...
UMO Jazz Orchestra releases a new album with Lenny Pickett
by UMO Jazz Orchestra on Thu, 29/05/2014 - 15:38
UMO Jazz Orchestra releases a new album with Lenny Pickett 26.5.2014 Iconic bandleader and saxophonist Lenny Pickett and UMO Jazz Orchestra release their collaboration album The Prescription in June. It’s remarkable that The Prescription marks only the second album as a leader for Lenny Pickett, the renowned tenor...
JAZZ FINLAND FESTIVAL TO SHOWCASE THE BEST OF FINNISH JAZZ
by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Mon, 19/05/2014 - 11:48
10.3.2014 | news Finnish Jazz Federation organizes a Finnish showcase festival and an international export event in Helsinki on September 18 - 20, 2014. Jazz Finland festival includes a wide repertoire of live concerts open to public, a seminar and network events for international jazz professionals. Jazz Finland also hosts...
Slo Motive to Tallinn
by Finnish Jazz Federation (Suomen Jazzliitto) on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 14:48
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
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
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
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
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...