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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UMO Helsinki feat. Guillermo Klein: Tango ARG–FIN

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra do...
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AUF: Avanti, UMO Helsinki & Fibo – Music Unlimited with Rajaton

AUF orchestras aka Avanti! Cha...
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Torino Jazz Festival: Jimi Tenor & UMO Helsinki – Terra Exotica

Jimi Tenor and the UMO Helsink...
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Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra & UMO Helsinki: May Day Matinee

Celebrating the May Day atmosp...
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Flow Festival: Jimi Tenor & UMO Helsinki – Terra Exotica

Jimi Tenor and UMO Helsinki Ja...
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Helsinki Festival: Ringa Manner & Valtteri Laurell Pöyhönen with UMO Helsinki

What do you get when you combi...
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UMO Helsinki goes blues with Erja Lyytinen

The Queen of Slide Guitar, sin...
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Linda Fredriksson & UMO Helsinki: Agatha 2 by Kerkko Koskinen

Kerkko Koskinen’s first ...
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Worker’s Music Jazz: UMO Helsinki feat. Vuokko Hovatta, Jesse Kaikuranta, Juha Viitala

Audience safety at the concer...
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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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