Фото UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra (c) Carola Schmidt

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra

Töölönkatu 51 a-b, 00250 Helsinki
Korjaamo Culture Factory

Great Voices: Efrat Alony feat. UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra – New Jewish Folk Songs

Great Voices: Efrat Alony feat. UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra – New Jewish Folk Songs

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra’s Great Voices concert series continues! Israeli jazz singer and composer Efrat Alony, who made her first visit to Finland last autumn, will return to UMO as a soloist for two gigs in November.

For special program New Jewish Folk Songs Efrat Alony has chosen her favorite Israeli standards composed between the 1920s up to contemporary Israeli music, to be masterfully arranged and reshaped by UMO Helsinki’s chief conductor and artistic director Ed Partyka. Partyka’s orchestral finesse and the wide ranged temperament of the songs presented provide the perfect canvas for Alony’s strong, soulful and deep voice, with its marvelous shape-shifting abilities, to slip in and out of different characters and emotions.

Alony, who now lives in Berlin, has fascinated the European press for many years. She has been crowned “one of the most important voices in the German jazz scene”. Her music has been called “popular art songs, highly expressive”, others speak of “pop songs that mysteriously come out of jazz” or “a chamber-jazz parallel world”. Trying to put Alony’s music in a box is a task destined to fail. Every musical compartment would simply be too small. Her ability to compose and sing in between the musical genres – both in Hebrew and English – in her exceptional unique style is what makes her stand out and shine. 

Culture Factory Korjaamo, Vaunusali Hall

25.11.2021 at 19.00

Tickets 27,50/32€, duration 75 minutes, no intermission, age limit 18 yrs