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Northbound – Summer Jazz Series at Scandinavia House
Thursday June 7, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10 – $15
Our popular Summer Jazz Series returns to Scandinavia House! This summer we’re presenting performances from some of Scandinavia’s most talented young jazz musicians, composers, and singers on Thursday evenings, June 7 through July 19. Join us for a reception on the Volvo Hall terrace starting at 6:30 PM, followed by the concert at 7 PM.Northbound, a trio featuring Tuomo Uusitalo on piano, Myles Sloniker on bass, and Olavi Louhivuori on drums, takes the language of jazz to surprising new levels, using the unlimited expressive options of their instruments. Playing with a wide-ranging harmonic palate, these young and award-winning artists find introspective moods ranging from fiery to serene through free interaction following a balanced, essential design. For this performance they will feature soloist and acclaimed sax musician Rich Perry.
About the Musicians
Rich Perry has recorded 20 albums as a leader, and has appeared as a sideman or featured soloist on over 55 more recordings, including being featured with the George Mraz Quartet, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, the Matt Panayides Group, Dave Scott, Gary Versace, Mark Soskin, and the John Fedchock New York Big Band.
For the past few years Olavi Louhivuori has been touring the world as a drummer of Tomasz Stanko Quintet. Louhivuori has additionally performed with internationally acclaimed artists such as Lee Konitz, Anthony Braxton, Marilyn Crispell and Susanne Abbuehl, and has played with groups such as the Finnish Umo Jazz Orchestra and Piirpauke.
Myles Sloniker is a bassist and composer based in New York City. He has performed with a long list of eclectic musical luminaries including Ron Miles, Jeff Coffin, David Hazeltine, and David Amram, among others.
Tuomo Uusitalo is an award-winning pianist, composer, arranger and educator. Having released two albums as a leader, and appearing on numerous albums as a sideman, he has established himself in the New York jazz scene, and continues touring internationally both as a leader as well as sideman.
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