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 3rd April 2020 at ...
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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 WILL BE RESCHEDUL...
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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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Helsinki Day free concerts at Savoy: UMO Helsinki – Summertime!

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra an...
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RESCHEDULED: UMO Helsinki plays Buddy Rich – Big Swing Face

THIS CONCERT IS CONFIRMED TO B...
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CANCELLED: Lunch Concert: UMO Helsinki plays Frank Zappa feat. Jere Haakana & Valtteri Pöyhönen

THIS CONCERT IS CANCELLED. No ...
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Lunch Concert: UMO Helsinki feat. Kasperi Sarikoski

How about some jazz for lunch?...
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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.