Free online concerts in March

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LIVE STREAM: Jimi Tenor & UMO Helsinki: Terra Exotica

When Jimi Tenor and UMO collab...
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LIVE STREAM: UMO Helsinki: Awakening – New Music for Jazz Orchestra

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra pe...
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LIVE STREAM: UMO Helsinki: Frozen Petals

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra pl...
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ON DEMAND: UMO Helsinki Ensemble – Tribute to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers

UMO Helsinki Ensemble will tak...
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ON DEMAND: HPO & UMO Helsinki: Clarinet Heroes (and a Lonely Trombone Player)

Update 28.1.2021:  Live strea...
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UMO and The Finnish Big Band Association organise a reformed composition contest

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra an...
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CANCELLED: UMO Helsinki & Veronica Swift (US)

Update February 6th:  Due to ...
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Music of Haarla, Heinilä, Kasurinen & Rönkä

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: ...
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New album ‘Music of Haarla, Heinilä, Kasurinen & Rönkä’ challenges conventions of big band music with timeless flair

Released on 11 December 2020, ...
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ONLINE CONCERT: UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: The Nutcracker Suite

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Concert cancellations November 2020 – March 2021

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Tero Saarti

b. 1971

The funkiest trumpeter in Finland! A long-time member of the UMO Jazz Orchestra, Tero Saarti belongs to the small number of trumpeters who can make jazz alive and kicking without an artificial technical performance. Saarti’s trumpet and flugelhorn simply groove. Saarti has been spotted playing in hot club gigs with, among others, the jazz-funk band Groove Connection. The mystical wind instrumentalist T-Roy from the exhilarating funk combo, Eternal Erection, also resembles him closely…

Saarti joined UMO in 1993, just in time to take part in the tour of UMO and Natalie Cole a year later. Another significant tour was that of UMO and Manhattan Transfer in 1996. Like many other UMO musicians, Saarti studied, first, at Helsinki Pop and Jazz Conservatory and, later, at Sibelius Academy. He has enough depth and compassion to interpret “more serious” music in addition to club music. Good examples of this are him taking part in the Nordic “a Tribute to Lars Gullin” tour and performing on Kari Ikonen’s album, “Karikko” (Fiasko 2001) as well as on UMO’s 2005 album, “Sauna palaa!”

Saarti’s projects include bands like Riku Niemi Orchestra, Jussi Fredriksson Busy Turtles,  Antti Rissanen Jukebox Band, Sofia Finnilä, Annimaria Rinne & quintet, Vaigla-Saarti-Vaigla, Espoo Big Band and Koko Jazz Orchestra.

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