The kantele empress strikes back
"Kauhanen’s one-woman-band concept, where she sings while playing the kantele and percussion, is hugely impressive."
Made in Finland is a label allowing space for multiple identities – at least in ballet
"Witnessing the well-oiled production machinery of the FNB at work, one can sense that every creative contributor has had enough space and responsibility to dispel any...
Late-night contemporary music? Solutions at Tampere Biennale
Although many festivals and performing organisations have shown extraordinary creativity in programming contemporary music, demonstrating, at best, genuine interest in diversity and innovation, especially during the...
Two and one does make sense
"The vocabulary of ambient electronica woven into the lexicon of acoustic jazz."
Stoking a quiet fire
"The music can smoulder for lengthy passages but the flame eventually burns bright."
The most Finnish music possible?
"One instantly gets the concept when a tango album begins with the sound of an Indian tambura drone!"
Young guns embrace the risk
"Tomi Nikku manages to blend the sonorities of post-modern jazz with neo-romantic harmony and counterpoint. The result is a mixture that is able to stand sonically...
The new voice on the scene!
"The sound of Riikka Keränen combines elements of post-bop jazz with tonalities and sensibilities of a more pop-oriented approach."
Fresh new steps from Ed Partyka
"UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra maintains its track record of working with the right people on the right music for the right time."