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Henriika Steidel-Luoto appointed as the substitute of general manager of the UMO Foundation

Henriika Steidel-Luoto (b. 1991) has been appointed as the substitute of general manager of the UMO Foundation, which runs the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra.

Henriika Steidel-Luoto is a versatile professional of music and culture with extensive experience in various roles as a producer, music pedagogue, composer and musician. She has worked as producer of Sointi Jazz Orchestra and Jyväskylä Big Band, as well as artistic director and producer of Wine Garden Festival. She has years of experience in big bands also as a trombonist and vocalist. Through her work as a producer and musician, Steidel-Luoto has good networks across genre boundaries both in Finland and internationally. Her passion is big band music and its development.

– The UMO foundation gets a competent and inspiring substitute of general manager from Henriika Steidel-Luoto. I believe that under her leadership, the orchestra will perform memorable concerts with wonderful soloists both at festivals and in concert halls. I’m looking forward to our cooperation, comments Tuomas Finne, chairman of the UMO foundation.

– It’s great to work together with Finland’s foremost jazz orchestra. I have admired UMO’s activities over the years in the role of trombonist and producer. I believe that this spring I will bring a whit of young female energy to the orchestra. I thank the board of the UMO Foundation for this great trust, says Henriika Steidel-Luoto.

Photo: Teemu Mattsson