UMO Helsinki feat. John Hollenbeck: Almost Eternal Interlude

American composer, drummer and...
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Jazz Jam & Brew @ Konepaja Biergarten

Welcome to the jazz jam sessio...
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AUF: Music for everyone – Three orchestras together again // Avanti!, UMO Helsinki & Fibo

Three orchestras together agai...
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Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra & UMO Helsinki – Orchestra Heroes

More is more! The joint concer...
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Hietalahti Soi Festival: UMO Helsinki Ensemble feat. Sinne Eeg & Karl Olandersson

The Hietalahti Soi Festival br...
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Claudia Döffinger from Germany won the composing contest

The final concert of the Helsi...
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Helsinki Festival: Ringa Manner & Valtteri Laurell Pöyhönen with UMO Helsinki

Feel free to expect the Huvila...
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The finalists of HIBBCC contest are announced, the final concert June 4th

The ten finalists of the Helsi...
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ON DEMAND: UMO Helsinki at Savoy – Swinging Summer Stadi

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra a...
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Lahti Organ Festival: UMO Helsinki & Susanne Kujala – UMORGAN

The UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestr...
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ON DEMAND: Final concert: Helsinki International Big Band Composing Contest

The final concert of Helsinki ...
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ON DEMAND: UMO Helsinki – Jazztasting

Jazztasting is a musical journ...
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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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