Orchestra

UMO 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 80 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 Jazz Orchestra are some of the best jazz musicians in Finland. There are over 100 musicians, composers, directors and artists working with UMO Jazz Orchestra every year. The band also acts as a hands-on educational establishment for Finnish musicians in the fields of jazz and popular music.

Timo Paasonen
  • 2. trumpet
  • Member of UMO since 1988
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Teemu Mattsson
  • 1. trumpet, section leader
  • Member of UMO since 2005
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Mikko Pettinen
  • 3. trumpet
  • Member of UMO since 1998
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Tero Saarti
  • 4. trumpet
  • Member of UMO since 1993
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Mikko Mustonen
  • 2. trombone
  • Member of UMO since 1993
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Heikki Tuhkanen
  • 1. trombone
  • Section leader
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Pekka Laukkanen
  • 3. trombone
  • Member of UMO since 1993
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Mikael Långbacka
  • Bass trombone
  • Member of UMO since 1984
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Olli Ojajärvi
  • 2. tenor saxophone
  • Member of UMO since 2000
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Manuel Dunkel
  • 2. tenor saxophone
  • Member of UMO since 1994
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Mikko Mäkinen
  • 2. alto saxophone
  • Member of UMO since  1994
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Jouni Järvelä
  • 1. alto saxophone, section leader
  • Member of UMO since 1995
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Teemu Salminen
  • 1. tenor saxophone
  • Member of UMO since 1976
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Pertti “Pepa” Päivinen
  • Baritone saxophone
  • Member of UMO since 1985
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Ville Vannemaa
  • 1. and 2. alto saxophone
  • Conductor, arranger
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Markus Ketola
  • Drums
  • Member of UMO since 1993
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Kirmo Lintinen
  • Piano
  • Conductor, composer
  • Member of UMO since 1988
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