Free online concerts in March

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LIVE STREAM: Jimi Tenor & UMO Helsinki: Terra Exotica

When Jimi Tenor and UMO collab...
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LIVE STREAM: UMO Helsinki: Awakening – New Music for Jazz Orchestra

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra pe...
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LIVE STREAM: UMO Helsinki: Frozen Petals

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra pl...
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ON DEMAND: UMO Helsinki Ensemble – Tribute to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers

UMO Helsinki Ensemble will tak...
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ON DEMAND: HPO & UMO Helsinki: Clarinet Heroes (and a Lonely Trombone Player)

Update 28.1.2021:  Live strea...
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UMO and The Finnish Big Band Association organise a reformed composition contest

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra an...
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CANCELLED: UMO Helsinki & Veronica Swift (US)

Update February 6th:  Due to ...
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Music of Haarla, Heinilä, Kasurinen & Rönkä

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: ...
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New album ‘Music of Haarla, Heinilä, Kasurinen & Rönkä’ challenges conventions of big band music with timeless flair

Released on 11 December 2020, ...
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ONLINE CONCERT: UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: The Nutcracker Suite

Watchable on-demand only via ...
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Concert cancellations November 2020 – March 2021

Updated February 19th 2021   ...
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Orchestra

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra is the only professional orchestra in Finland specialised in jazz and new rhythm-oriented music. The big band of 16 musicians plays about 100 concerts every year in Finland and abroad. The orchestra plays a diverse range of modern music that is on the pulse of the times. The programme consists from jazz to soul and classical music, mixing old and new in surprising way, from children to senior citizens. Musicians in UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra are some of the best jazz musicians in Finland. There are over 100 musicians, composers, directors and artists working with the orchestra every year. The band also acts as a hands-on educational establishment for Finnish musicians in the fields of jazz and popular music.

Timo Paasonen
  • 2. trumpet
  • Member of UMO since 1988
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Teemu Mattsson
  • 1. trumpet, section leader
  • Member of UMO since 2005
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Mikko Pettinen
  • 3. trumpet
  • Member of UMO since 1998
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Tero Saarti
  • 4. trumpet
  • Member of UMO since 1993
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Mikko Mustonen
  • 2. trombone
  • Member of UMO since 1993
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Kasperi Sarikoski
  • 1. trombone, section leader
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Pekka Laukkanen
  • 3. trombone
  • Member of UMO since 1993
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Mikael Långbacka
  • Bass trombone
  • Member of UMO since 1984
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Olli Ojajärvi
  • 2. tenor saxophone
  • Member of UMO since 2000
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Manuel Dunkel
  • 2. tenor saxophone
  • Member of UMO since 1994
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Jouni Järvelä
  • 1. alto saxophone, section leader
  • Member of UMO since 1995
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Ville Vannemaa
  • 1. and 2. alto saxophone
  • Conductor, arranger
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Mikko Mäkinen
  • Baritone saxophone
  • Member of UMO since  1994
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Markus Ketola
  • Drums
  • Member of UMO since 1993
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Kirmo Lintinen
  • Piano
  • Member of UMO since 1988
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Ed Partyka
  • Artistic Director and Chief Conductor 2020–2021
  • Trombonist, composer and arranger
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