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27.11.2020
19:00
Tickets from Lippu.fi including service fee:
Normal price 32 €
Retirees 25 €
Students, unemployed, kids, servicemen 15 €

Duration about 1,5 hours, no intermission

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra feat. Nina Mya

Conductor Ed Partyka

Fri 27th November 2020 at 7 pm // Sellosali, Espoo

 


27.11.2020
19:00
Tickets from Lippu.fi including service fee:
Normal price 32 €
Retirees 25 €
Students, unemployed, kids, servicemen 15 €

Duration about 1,5 hours, no intermission

Update 23.11.2020: 

This concert is cancelled, and the ticket price will be refunded to the customer, excluding the ticket agent’s order and delivery fees. Please note that you must apply for a refund yourself by 31.1.2021 via the online form. Due to the congested situation, it can take up to several months to process returns.

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UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra and dazzling jazz vocalist Nina Mya will give a concert in Sellosali on Friday 27 November with conductor Ed Partyka. The program includes some jazz standards, pop rock favourites as well as Partyka’s new compositions. A couple of Nina Mya’s own songs have also received brand new big band arrangements. The conductor Partyka has his own, unique style of composing and arranging, and his relaxed and refreshing approach to serious music is easily approachable.

Please note that auditorium capacity is limited. The event will be held with a smaller number of customers than usual. Members of the same party can sit side by side if they wish. The staff will guide the audience at the venue. Contrary to prior information, there is no intermission in the concert. Audience safety at concerts >>

Trombonist, composer, arranger and conductor Ed Partyka (b. 1967) was born in the United States but moved to Europe almost 30 years ago. Today based in Austria, he acts as UMO Helsinki’s Artistic Director and Chief Conductor in 2020–2021. He has collaborated with a number of renowned European big bands, including the German hr-Bigband and NDR Bigband and worked as a guest conductor, artistic planner and arranger for the Vienna Jazz Orchestra and Zurich Jazz Orchestra. Besides leading his own group, the Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra, Partyka has collaborated with the likes of Bob Brookmeyer, Carla Bley, Robben Ford and even the Finnish pop-rock group Sunrise Avenue. He is the department chairman of the Jazz Institute at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and teaches composition in the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lucerne, Switzerland. Partyka is known as a first-class orchestra leader and expert on orchestral musicianship.

Nina Mya is a rewarded Finnish jazz singer, composer and vocal teacher. She has published three albums as a band leader: Flying Solo (2012), Our Time (2014) and Closure (2016), which was also published and praised in Germany. She has performed all around the world in big arenas, festivals and clubs. Besides of her own band she has performed and recorded also as a featuring artist with many big names in the music industry, such as Frank McComb, Tia Fuller, Iiro Rantala and Jukkis Uotila. Nina Mya has a dark, technically impressive voice and she is a soulful and strong interpreter who combines jazz, soul and gospel influences in a unique way. www.ninamya.com

”Ed Partyka’s imagination and skills range far across the expectations of customary big band arrangements. Where others would write flatly, he combines with a fine sense strong rhythms, voluminous wind instruments, precise breaks and tender interludes with complex voice leading.” Werner Stiefele, Journalist

“Jazz singer Nina Mya’s international name might even fool someone with her origin: her voice, sound, style and technique reminds of a confident professional with a much longer career path.” Helsingin Sanomat

Photo: Teemu Mattsson

 

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