Online concert: UMO Helsinki Ensemble – Tribute to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers

UMO Helsinki Ensemble will tak...
Read more ->

Online concert: HPO & UMO Helsinki: Clarinet Heroes (and a Lonely Trombone Player)

The spotlight shines brightly ...
Read more ->

UMO and The Finnish Big Band Association organise a reformed composition contest

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra an...
Read more ->

UMO Helsinki & Veronica Swift

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra an...
Read more ->

Music of Haarla, Heinilä, Kasurinen & Rönkä

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: ...
Read more ->

New album ‘Music of Haarla, Heinilä, Kasurinen & Rönkä’ challenges conventions of big band music with timeless flair

Released on 11 December 2020, ...
Read more ->

ONLINE CONCERT: UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: The Nutcracker Suite

Watchable on-demand only via ...
Read more ->

Concert cancellations November 2020 – January 2021

Updated Fri 15th January 2021 ...
Read more ->

CANCELLED: Lunch Concert: UMO Helsinki – The Nutcracker

Update 23.11.2020:  This conc...
Read more ->

UMO Helsinki: Online Masterclass, Sibelius Academy of the Uniarts Helsinki

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra is...
Read more ->

UMO Helsinki: Online Masterclass, University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra is...
Read more ->

Online concert: UMO Helsinki feat. Nina Mya (1/2)

Free online concert recording ...
Read more ->

Nicole Willis & UMO: My Name Is Nicole Willis

Persephone Records / Herakles Records 2017. PERSE002CD, PERSE002LP, PERSE002DD
All Arrangements by Jimi Tenor
Written by: Nicole Willis

A1. Introducing feat Ian F Svenonius: L. Lehto, I. F. Svenonius, N. Willis
A2. Break Free (Shake A Tailfeather): N. Willis, S. Kantelinen, L. Lehto, A. Määttänen, J. Sarapää, M.D. Selin, P. Toikkanen
A3. Haunted By The Devil: N. Willis, L. Lehto, P. Toikkanen

A4. One In A Million: N. Willis, S. Kantelinen, L. Lehto, A. Määttänen, S. Salmi, J. Sarapää, P. Toikkanen
A5. (Everybody) Do The Watusi: N. Willis, L. Lehto, P. Toikkanen

B1. No Child Denied: N. Willis, L. Lehto, P. Toikkanen
B2. Together We Climb: N. Willis, E. Haukkala, S. Kantelinen, A. Lauronen, L. Lehto, A. Määttänen, S. Salmi, J. Sarapää, P. Toikkanen
B3. When We Go Down: N. Willis, L. Lehto, P. Toikkanen
B4. Togetherness: N.Willis, L. Lehto, P. Toikkanen
B5. Final Call feat. Ian Svenonius: L. Lehto, I. F. Svenonius

Producer by Nicole Willis

Executive Producer: Jimi Tenor

Mixed by Jimi Tenor, assisted by Nicole Willis
Edited by Jimi Tenor
Recorded by Ilari Larjosto at Studio Yle 4, Ilmala, Helsinki

Vocals by Nicole Willis
Backing Vocals by Nicole Willis, Jimi Tenor & UMO Jazz Orchestra
Guitars by Pete Toikkanen
Additional Guitars on (Everybody) Do The Watusi & Break Free (Shake A Tailfeather) by Ilkka Mattila
Additional Synths and drums by Jimi Tenor.

UMO Jazz Orchestra
Trumpets:
Teemu Mattsson
Timo Paasonen
Mikko Pettinen
Tero Saarti

Woodwinds:
Jouni Järvelä (alto sax, soprano sax, flute, clarinet)
Mikko Mäkinen (alto sax, flute, clarinet)
Teemu Salminen (tenor sax, flute, clarinet)
Olli Ojajärvi (tenor sax, flute)
Pepa Päivinen (baritone sax, bass clarinet)

Trombones:
Heikki Tuhkanen
Mikko Mustonen
Mikko Sinivalo
Pekka Laukkanen
Mikko Haanpää (bass trombone)

Rhythm section:
Seppo Kantonen (piano, keyboard) Vesa Ojaniemi (bass)
Markus Ketola (drums)
Ricardo Padilla (percussion)

Conducted by Mikko Pettinen

UMO Recording Stage Manager: Jaakko Teittinen
UMO Programme & Development Manager: Thomas Noreila

Art Direction by Jimi Tenor
Photography by Jimi Tenor

℗Persephone Records / Herakles Records, 2017-2018
Distributed by Kudos Records