Photo UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra (c) Shervin Lainez

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra

Töölönkatu 51 a-b, 00250 Helsinki
Korjaamo Culture Factory

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra feat. Linda May Han Oh: Firedancer

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra feat. Linda May Han Oh: Firedancer 

Award-winning bassist-composer Linda May Han Oh (b. 1984) features UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra in October. Born in Malaysia, raised in Australia and now living and working in New York City, she has established herself as one of the most in-demand bassists of the jazz scene over the past decade. Her list of recording and performing credits is a literal “Who’s Who” of 21st century jazz royalty. She has shared stages with the likes of Joe Lovano and Vijay Ayer and is a member of the Pat Metheny’s Quartet. Parallel to her career as bassist, Oh has also established herself as a critically acclaimed composer and band leader.

Linda May Han Oh’s original compositions will be on the focus of the program for her first meeting with UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra. Modern, classical and swinging jazz that is both challenging and light, and the same time breaking boundaries.

Several of the jazz orchestra arrangements were written by Oh herself, and the remainder of the program will be made up of arrangements written by young Finnish writers, such as Sampo Kasurinen, Oskari Siirtola and Rasmus Soini, who will also conduct the concert. 

Culture Factory Korjaamo

15.10.2021 at 19.00

Tickets 27,50-32€ from Tiketti, duration 75 minutes, no intermission.