UMO Helsinki Ensemble: Cinema Italiano (Rota – Morricone)

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UMO Helsinki Ensemble & Guests: Verse and Music – Classical and Jazz

Setting poems to music has alw...
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UMO & Ola Onabulé’s remote recording: Never Known

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UMO Helsinki Ensemble feat. Annimaria Rinne: Great American Songbook

This concert replaces Holy Th...
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AUF: Music from Baroque to Hollywood // Avanti!, UMO Helsinki & Fibo

Three top orchestras in differ...
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Concert cancellations spring 2020

Updated Fri 8th May 2020 at 2 ...
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UMO Helsinki participates in new international jazz residency program

Jazz Finland, Sibelius Academy...
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RESCHEDULED: UMO Helsinki Ensemble feat. Annimaria Rinne: Great American Songbook

THIS CONCERT IS CONFIRMED TO B...
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Ed Partyka

Trombonist, composer, arranger...
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RESCHEDULED: Silent Music: Portraits of Silence – UMO Helsinki, Anna-Maria Helsing, Mirja Mäkelä

Holy Thursday’s 9.4. co...
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Savoy JAZZFest: UMO Helsinki with Joyce Moreno celebrating Jobim

Savoy JAZZFest brings together...
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UMO Helsinki Ensemble at Savoy (online concerts)

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Mikko Mäkinen

b. 1967

Sibelius Academy Jazz Department graduate Mikko Mäkinen strengthened UMO Jazz Orchestra’s saxophone section for the first time in 1993. His career in UMO began at the orchestra’s young soloist’s concert, and has continued since with temporary vacancies – the last one has continued since 2011. In addition to alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and baritone saxophone, Mäkinen plays also clarinets and flutes.

Mikko Mäkinen has played in Riku Niemi Orchestra, The Great Helsinki Swing Band and various groups lead by Pentti Lasanen to name a few. His playing has been enjoyed by audiences in the Finnish National Theatre, Helsinki City Theatre, Lappeenranta City Theatre and Unga Teatern. In addition to working in orchestras, Mäkinen has shared his knowledge to young musicians in Lappeenranta Music Institute, Sibelius Academy and Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory.