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UMO & Ola Onabulé’s remote recording: Never Known

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UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra and British-Nigerian soul singer-songwriter Ola Onabulé did not give up on moving their joint concert from April to December, but decided to delight their fans by implementing the music video as a remote recording.

UMO Helsinki musicians recorded and filmed their own parts in their homes, the soloist performed the vocal part in his home studio in London. The song chosen was Never Known, composed and written by soloist Ola Onabulé and arranged by UMO Helsinki’s chief conductor and artistic director Ed Partyka.

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra feat. Ola Onabulé – Never Known
Composition, lyrics: Ola Onabulé 
Arrangement: Ed Partyka 

Musicians:  

Brass: Teemu Mattsson, Timo Paasonen, Mikko Pettinen, Tero Saarti, Kasperi Sarikoski, Mikko Mustonen, Pekka Laukkanen, Mikael Långbacka, Mikko Marttila, Tatu-Pekka Paukkunen 

Woodwinds: Jouni Järvelä, Max Zenger, Mikko Mäkinen 

Comp: Seppo Kantonen, keyboards; Vesa Ojaniemi, bass; Markus Ketola, drums

Video editing: Heikki Kynsijärvi
Sound: Markus Ketola
Special Audio Editing: Jouni Järvelä
Production: UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra

The concert is rescheduled from April 23rd to December 12th, in Savoy Theatre, Helsinki. For more information, please visit this page.


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