UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra

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UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra

Photo: Jukka Rapo

biography

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra is the only professional orchestra in Finland specialised in jazz and new rhythm-oriented music. The big band of 16 musicians plays about 100 concerts every year in Finland and abroad. The orchestra plays a diverse range of modern music that is on the pulse of the times. The programme consists from jazz to soul and classical music, mixing old and new in surprising way, from children to senior citizens.

Musicians in UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra are some of the best jazz musicians in Finland. There are over 100 musicians, composers, directors and artists working with the orchestra every year. The band also acts as a hands-on educational establishment for Finnish musicians in the fields of jazz and popular music.

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Discography

cover Beauty and the Beast 2010 UMO Productions
cover UMO on UMO 2009 UMO Productions
cover Sauna palaa! 2005 UMO Productions
cover Counting on the Count 2004 UMO Productions
cover UMO Jazz Orchestra celebrates Ellington 1999 UMO Productions
cover Day Dreamin': Music of Strayhorn 1998 Finlands Svenska Radio
cover UMO Jazz Orchestra 1997 Naxos Jazz
cover The First Seven 1992 Beta
cover Supermusic! 2012 EMI Blue Note
cover Primal Mind — UMO Plays the Music of Raoul Björkenheim, Live in Helsinki 1991 2010 UMO Productions
cover The Sky Is Ruby 2007 TUM Records
cover Jatkumo 2003 Lake End Records
cover One More Time 2000 A-Records
cover Green & Yellow: UMO Jazz Orchestra Plays the Music of Bennie Wallace 1994 Pro Records