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The next release by We Jazz is Otis Sandsjö’s debut, first single out now

Berlin-based Swedish saxophonist Otis Sandsjö’s debut, Y-OTIS,  is produced by bassist Frans Petter Eldh, who is known for Amok Amor and has recently raised his profile as a producer. The first single YUNG was released last Friday and it is a weirdly groovy electroacoustic “liquid jazz” treat. The full-length album is set to release on 1st of June.


Pump up the jam!

The third week of April sees the annual Jazzahead! trade fair take over the city of Bremen. In addition to hanging out at the Messehall, the famous Town Musicians may be spotted playing alongside some cool Finnish cats at the Friday night afterparty jam.  


Gourmet releases a new album En Garde

Gourmet sextet, combining jazz and schlager, is set to release their fourth full length album En garde on 27th of April by Fiasko Records. The ensemble led by guitarist Esa Onttonen and saxophonist Mikko Innanen performs at record release concerts in Finland and France.


Beibi P & Muovibabylon join forces with artist Emma Ainala

The concert at the club Kuudes linja on May 17th brings together Muovibabylon’s mix of striking spoken word, jazz and experimental music and the visual feature of Emma Ainala for the Muovibabylon album. The live concept of Muovibabylon is based on the album of the same name by soloist and poet Beibi P and Mikko Sarvanne Hip Company, which consist of young talents of Finnish jazz.


Stepping ahead, together

The first of the two Finnish groups to appear at this year’s Jazzahead showcase is Joonas Haavisto Trio who have been playing together for more than ten years. While the instrumentation may be conventional, their approach is original and confident and leans on a no-nonsense take on what may perhaps be called ‘Scandinavian freshness’. Seamless communication between the band members is an indispensable part of their playing philosophy.