Kuva/Photo: Kai Tirkkonen
Oulu All Star Big Band, managed by Uleåborg Jazz Organisation ry, is a big band composed of Oulu -resident professional musicians. OASBB was founded in 2005. During its existence the orchestra has been involved in a number of musical projects representing a range of different genres.
The big band has collaborated with both Finnish and international soloists on a wide scale. These artists include Randy Brecker (USA), Lars Danielsson (SWE), Peter Erskine (USA), Cæcilie Norby (DEN), Bob Mintzer (USA), Victoria Tolstoy (SWE), Iiro Rantala, Lenni-Kalle Taipale Jarmo Saari, Olli Ahvenlahti, Eero Koivistoinen, Suvi Teräsniska, Saara Aalto, Johanna Iivanainen, Jukka Eskola, Timo Lassy, Sami Pitkämö, Marzi Nyman, Laura Voutilainen and Jarkko Ahola, among others.
Currently, the conductor and artistic director of Oulu All Star Big Band is Tapio Maunuvaara.
transl. Annamari Innanen 19.5.2014