Music Beyond Border

The Event
Of Interest 有興趣的話 2003 Finland 芬蘭

Finland Revisited with the Espoo Big Band Flashback

The Espoo Big Band has been on stage at a number of international jazz and arts festivals, including Detroit, Miami, New York, Montreux, Antibes, Montpellier, London and Paris. The EBB has also toured Australia and South America. This was the band’s inaugural Asian tour. The Espoo Big Band only plays music exclusively composed for it making each and every EBB concert a unique experience. It was. Finland's professional jazz orchestra made its Hong Kong debut in Studio One on the 30th November.

The band definitely ‘gelled’ while there were some amazing solo moments and even one ‘duet’ (a playoff between trumpeters Lars Lindgren and Jukka Eskola). Have a listen to the concert below and hear who won, or was it a draw? There was a performance by Sakari Kukko (sax, flute) and a few of his original compositions. He’s spent many years in Africa and India and his music reflects a world sound. The Espoo Big Band took us on a journey way beyond our borders.

Photo op with Espoo Big Band member Sami Poyhonen, Head Radio 4 Amy Kwong, the Consul General of Finland Timo Rajakangas, EBB soloist Sakari Kukko , Tour Manager Henk Van Leeuwen and Jimmy Shiu
Photo op with Espoo Big Band member Sami Poyhonen, Head Radio 4 Amy Kwong, the Consul General of Finland Timo Rajakangas, EBB soloist Sakari Kukko , Tour Manager Henk Van Leeuwen and Jimmy Shiu
 
The Consul General with Sakari Kukko sax and flute virtuoso and ethno jazz composer (and it’s not just his music that has an ethnic touch)
The Consul General with Sakari Kukko sax and flute virtuoso and ethno jazz composer
Stacey Rodda and Finnish Consul Ulpu Koskinen (left) at the reception
Stacey Rodda and Finnish Consul Ulpu Koskinen at the reception
A warm welcome for a band miles away from the cold
A warm welcome for a band miles away from the cold
Presenters Jenny Lee and Stacey Rodda
Presenters Jenny Lee and Stacey Rodda
Director Martti Lappalainen
Director Martti Lappalainen

Jartsa Karvonen, percussion
Jartsa Karvonen, percussion
Marzi Nyman, guitar and keyboards
Marzi Nyman, guitar and keyboards
Saxophonist, Jussi Kannaste
Saxophonist, Jussi Kannaste
Trumpeter, Jukka Eskola
Trumpeter, Jukka Eskola

30 Nov 06

Hear the live concert listen 收聽

The concert was a co-presentation of RTHK Radio 4 and the Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong.
音樂會由香港電台第四台及芬蘭駐港總領事館合辦

Of interest
FINEMUSIC November 2006

Music Beyond Borders:
Finland Revisited with the Espoo Big Band

FINEMUSIC November 2006

FINEMUSIC August 2006


 


Sounds like 音樂試聽

Espoo Big Band live in Australia 1998 listen 收聽

'Finlandia' Espoo Big Band and Sakari Kukko from TV-2 (6.12.2005)