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UMO Jazz Orchestra

UMO JAZZ ORCHESTRA is the only professional orchestra in Finland specialized in jazz and new rhythm-oriented music.The big band of 16 musicians plays about 80 concerts every year in Finland. The programme consists from jazz to soul and classical music, mixing old and new in surprising way, from children to senior citizens.
Musicians in UMO Jazz Orchestra are some of the best jazz musicians in Finland. UMO is highly appreciated and one of the world’s leading big bands. There are over 100 musicians, composers, directors and artists wotking with UMO Jazz Orchestra every year.
 

Senior Series: Snow White and seven fantastic big band works  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....
Musica nova: Flamenco Big Band – UMO & Perico Sambeat, sax & cond (ESP)  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...
Dances with time – Finnish schlagers old and new, sol. Jukka Perko & Yona  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...