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Tampere Jazz Happening 2014

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Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere, Finland
October 30--November 2, 2014

On the way from the airport to the city of Tampere you pass by Nokia, situated fifteen kilometres west of Tampere, the Scandinavian city famous for its gumboots and cables, and famous for its mobile phones. For a while 'Nokia' was synonymous ...

Juhani Aaltonen Celebrates the Heroes of Finnish Jazz

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Since its inception, the Finnish Tum label's aim was to document the current, local jazz scene and to position it in a broader perspective--from seminal influences by local heroes, musicians from the first generation of Finnish Jazz, and formative forces from European jazz, mainly the Scandinavian ones. Almost 80-year old sax hero Juhani Aaltonen, born in ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

An Intriguing Twofer from TUM Records: Henrik Otto Donner's And It Happened and Juhani Aaltonen's To Future Memories

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The Finnish label TUM has made its mission to shed light on native talent. The world at large is familiar with a few of the country's improvisers, like drummer Edward Vesala and saxophonist/flutist Esa Pethman, but many other, equally gifted musicians remain obscure to non-Finns. In the span of 11 years since its inception, TUM has ...