Lunchtime concert: UMO Helsinki Ensemble – Greetings from New Orleans – Led by Kasperi Sarikoski

Kasarmikatu 46-48, 00130 Helsinki
Savoy Theatre

UMO Helsinki Ensemble interprets classics from the birthplace of jazz music, New Orleans. In the 19th century, the Louisianan port city was quite a melting pot of cultures, where the heritage of European classical music, African and Caribbean rhythms, and the American mainstream music of that time began to merge together. The result was a new kind of musical trend, which effects extend to today’s popular music. Along with ragtime, blues, spirituals and marches, a style called "jass music" was born, which eventually developed into the genre we know today as jazz.

This free lunchtime concert features early 20th century classics from New Orleans jazz pioneers such as King Oliver's Snake Rag, Jelly Roll Morton's Black Bottom Stomp and Louis Armstrong's Potato Head Blues.

The UMO Helsinki Ensemble is a smaller musical group assembled from the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, whose musicians have a long career both in the ranks of the UMO and in numerous individual projects. The program for the concert was planned by trombonist Kasperi Sarikoski, who also leads the ensemble.

Duration 1 hour.

Please note! The admission is free but it is recommendable to book a ticket in advance at the Savoy Theatre box office (0 €) or webshop (0 €). At stores commission is 3 € / order, at R-kioski 3 € / order + 1 € / ticket. Max. 6 tickets / booking. Larger group bookings directly from Savoy. Entry with an advance ticket until 11:50. After this, any empty seats will be filled with customers without tickets. Please arrive early for the doors will be closed once the concert has started.

Photo: Olli Nurmi