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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Timo Paasonen

b. 1961

Timo Paasonen started his career with Grani Big Band in the late 1970’s. In the 1980’s he kept busy with the Latin American music group Super Samba, the salsa group Fiestecita, and the rock band Clifters, among others. The versatile artist was also involved with musicals and television entertainment programmes.

Paasonen got his first taste of international gigs when working for the Espoo Big Band, and later, since joining the UMO Jazz Orchestra, he has had a chance to tour extensively. In the mid-1990’s he had the honour to work with, for example, Natalie Cole and Manhattan Transfer on their European tours.

Paasonen is not only an old hand in a variety of jazz projects and big bands but he is also keen on expanding and sharing his skills. He is excited about his work at UMO but also about teaching young trumpeters at the Helsinki Pop and Jazz Conservatory.

Currently Timo Paasonen plays in Lohja Big Band and the singer Maarit Hurmerinta’s band. He also works as a freelancer in different projects within the greater Helsinki region.