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UMO is recruiting Lead Trombonist (Temporary Position)


In addition to versatile musical duties, your main role is to lead the trombone section. You will be responsible for its performance and you will represent it in many ways. Among others, you will recruit possible substitutes for concerts and rehearsals in case of absences.

Register as a candidate by sending an email to You will receive more detailed information about the application process and assignments for a pre-selection audio tape. The due date for delivering the assignments and your CV is 31 March 2019. After the pre-selection stage, successful applicants will be invited for an audition. The auditions will be held on 3 May 2019 at UMO’s rehearsal hall in Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, with the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Ed Partyka acting as the head of the selection board.

Salary: 2604,54 € / month. In addition, you will be compensated for appearing on recordings, and for expenses related to your attire and instrument according to UMO’s collective agreement. The position is temporary, for 1 Sep 2019 – 31 Dec 2022, Ed Partyka’s term in office as UMO’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor. The role has a 6-month probation period.

For further information contact Mr Valtteri Pokela,

Photo credit: Maarit Kytöharju

UMO Jazz Orchestra is a professional Finnish big band, performing new jazz and related music across the board. Annually, UMO plays live in approximately one hundred concerts and other events. Since its formation in 1975, the orchestra has released more than 50 albums and collaborated regularly with not only Finnish household names but also international superstars of jazz. UMO’s repertory reaches from jazz and soul to classical music and beyond, always bringing together old and new in an innovative way.

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