UMO Helsinki – The Nutcracker Suite

Rare and exciting Christmas tr...
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Tampere Jazz Happening: UMO Helsinki plays Ritual Dances with Stefan Pasborg (DK)

Drummer and composer Stefan Pa...
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Linda Fredriksson & UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: Agatha 2, composed & arranged by Kerkko Koskinen

Kerkko Koskinen’s first inst...
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Hietalahti Soi: UMO Helsinki Ensemble & Tango Alakulo – Collective Urban Tango

The Hietalahti Soi music festi...
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Theo Bleckmann (GER) feat. Oulu Symphony Orchestra & UMO Helsinki

Vocal chameleon and composer T...
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UMO Helsinki with Nikki Iles & Mike Walker (UK) – open rehearsal

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra op...
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Heikki S. von Hertzen Memorial Concert: Osmo Ikonen Band feat. UMO Helsinki Horns

Osmo Ikonen Band feat. UMO Hel...
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UMO Helsinki & Pink Twins feat. Kadi Vija play Twin Peaks – Music of Angelo Badalamenti & David Lynch

The artist duo Pink Twins, ie....
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Aili Ikonen feat. UMO Helsinki

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra an...
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Let’s Festival in summer 2022: Torino Jazz Festival, Lahti Organ Festival, Flow Festival, Helsinki Festival & Allas Sea Pool

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra ha...
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UMO Helsinki with Nikki Iles & Mike Walker (UK)

Award winning British pianist,...
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Jazz Jam & Brew

Welcome to the jazz jam sessio...
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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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