Kuva/Photo: Juho Luukkainen
Founded in autumn 2013, Sointi Jazz Orchestra is a big band composed of young professional musicians. The group’s key aim is to a new, fresh and nuanced angle to big band culture without departing from its acoustic tradition. One of their strategies is incorporating influences from the sphere of classical music; another to treat the audience to modern and surprising arrangements and top them off with moments of breath-taking improvisation. Classical ingredients meet an effortless swing in the group’s cinematic style, causing definite genre boundaries to blur. When the genre is in a state of constant flux what remains is the essential: the feeling, and the freely-flowing music.