Elena Mindru Finnection is a quintet led by Romanian born jazz vocalist Elena Mindru. Founded in 2013 and established in a short period of time in the Finnish jazz scene, the group mainly performs compositions penned by their leader, Mindru, and arranged by their pianist Tuomas J. Turunen. Their distinctive style of jazz seasoned with ample references to traditional Romanian folk music, unusual instrumentation and Mindru's dazzling vocalism have proved a winning combination with the audience.
Elena & The Rom Ensemble's live performances take the listener to Balkans, never lacking in energy, tender moods and atmospheres. The band won the Finnish semi-finals of Young Nordic Jazz Comets Competition in 2014 and has since toured extensively in Finland and Europe. The group represented Finland in Euroradio Jazz Competition in Rotterdam in June 2015.