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24.8.2021
19:00
Advance 27,50 € Tiketti.fi
Door 32 €

Doors open at 6 pm.

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra feat. John Hollenbeck (US)

Almost Eternal Interlude

Tue 24 August 2021 at 7 pm // Korjaamo, Helsinki

Conductor Ed Partyka

 


24.8.2021
19:00
Advance 27,50 € Tiketti.fi
Door 32 €

Doors open at 6 pm.

American composer, drummer and percussionist John Hollenbeck (b. 1968) will feature UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra at Korjaamo on Tuesday, August 24. Be prepared for Hollenbeck’s compositions and arrangements for the big band, with surprises. The conductor of the concert is Ed Partyka.

– I built the concert with the idea of ​​“what would be fun to play with UMO”. There will my new big band arrangements of pieces that I did with smaller bands, that I either have not played at all or maybe once. And of course we’ll play my whimsical arrangement of Kraftwerk’s The Model (see the link below), which UMO and me did during the first lockdown as a remote recording, Hollenbeck says.

John Hollenbeck is a composer of music uncategorizable beyond the fact of being always identifiably his. A conceptualist able to translate the traditions of jazz and new music into a fresh, eclectic, forward-looking language of his own invention, intellectually rewarding yet ever accessibly vibrant. A drummer and percussionist possessed of a playful versatility and a virtuosic wit. Most of all, a musical thinker – whether putting pen to paper or conjuring spontaneous sound – allergic to repetition, forever seeking to surprise himself and his audiences. Hollenbeck is especially known for his innovative modern jazz band The Claudia Quintet and for working with Bob Brookmeyer. He has been praised for his unique touch on big band music, especially with his John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble. Hollenbeck’s awards and honors include five Grammy nominations. He was a professor of Jazz Drums and Improvisation at the Jazz Institute Berlin from 2005-2016 and in 2015 joined the faculty of McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. www.johnhollenbeck.com

Hollenbeck’s visit is part of the international jazz residency in Helsinki launched by the Finnish Jazz Federation, Sibelius Academy Jazz Music Department at Uniarts Helsinki, UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra and the Finnish Musicians’ Union. The Residence, coordinated and managed by the Jazz Federation, annually invites two international artist guests to Finland for a period of 1–2 months. The residency program includes holding master classes at Sibelius Academy and performing together with UMO. The residence’s partners are also Music Finland, Finnish Jazz Musicians association and the HIAP Helsinki International Artist Program. www.jazzfinlandresidency.fi

John Hollenbeck’s photo by Mercedes Jelinek

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