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30.8.2023 The finalists of Helsinki International Big Band Composing Contest 2023 are announced, the final concert in Helsinki and a live stream on Thursday, October 5th  Read more ->
24.8.2023 The finalists of the Helsinki International Big Band Composing Contest 2023 will be published on August 30, contrary to prior information Read more ->
11.5.2023 The composing contest got 76 participants from 24 countries Read more ->
21.4.2023 New joint album from UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra and Nina Mya is now out   Read more ->
23.2.2023 Henriika Steidel-Luoto appointed as the substitute of general manager of the UMO Foundation Read more ->
6.2.2023 Max Zenger appointed as the 2nd alto saxophonist of the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra   Read more ->
10.1.2023 The Helsinki International Big Band Composing Contest will be held again in 2023 Read more ->
27.10.2022 UMO is recruiting: 2nd alto saxophone vacancy Read more ->
20.5.2022 Let’s Festival in summer 2022: Torino Jazz Festival, Lahti Organ Festival, Flow Festival, Helsinki Festival & Allas Sea Pool Read more ->
17.1.2022 Last Dance album out on January 28th Read more ->
16.12.2021 Timo Paasonen gets UMO’s first Jaska Prize Read more ->
9.11.2021 Terra Exotica, new album from Jimi Tenor & UMO Read more ->
20.10.2021 Ed Partyka extends with UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra Read more ->
6.10.2021 Freelancer Auditions November 10–12, 2021
9.9.2021 Audience safety at the concerts
4.6.2021 Claudia Döffinger from Germany won the composing contest Read more ->
31.5.2021 The finalists of HIBBCC contest are announced, the final concert June 4th Read more ->
8.4.2021 Accessible Orchestras pilot brings virtual concerts to senior centre in Helsinki Read more ->
23.3.2021 Record number of participants in the renewed composing contest Read more ->
23.2.2021 Free online concerts in March
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