Espoo Big Band with Kathrine Windfeld
“Kathrine Windfeld is a rising star on the European jazz scene, not least for her bold writing for her adventurous big band” Jazzwise Magazine (UK)
Brilliant compositions, hard swinging ensemble parts, and stunning soloists is what quickly made Kathrine Windfeld Big Band (KWBB) one of the hottest jazz acts in Denmark.
The band won a prestigeous Danish Jazz Grammy 2016: ”New Jazz Artist of The Year” with their debut album AIRCRAFT – which was nominated in further two categories -”Album Of The Year”, and ”Composer Of The Year”. Furthermore, her outstanding composing- and arranging skills were awarded with the prestigeous 1-year grant from The Danish Arts Foundation in 2017.
Windfeld’s vibrant, colorful charts draw inspiration from artists like Cannonball Adderley, Dave Holland, and Brandford Marsalis. Nevertheless, Kathrine Windfeld has developed her own strong voice in music and has revitalized the big band genre with countless original pieces, performed by a youthful, charismatic team of razor sharp ensemble musicians and star quality soloists.
Kathrine Windfeld, piano, arrangements and compositions
Marzi Nyman, conductor
Espoo Big Band
Trumpets: Tero Lindberg, Tero Saarti, Sami Pöyhönen, Pemo Ojala
Trombones: Pekka Laukkanen, Jay Kortehisto, Hooper Santos, Juho Viljanen
Saxophones: Ari Jokelainen, Pope Puolitaival, Manuel Dunkel, Jussi Kannaste, Janne Murto
Rhythm section: Jarmo Saari (guitar), Eerik Siikasaari (bass), Rami Eskelinen (drums)
Mikko Innanen Autonomous
Saxophonist Mikko Innanen’s new band Autonomous brings together four top Nordic jazz musicians.
Mikko Innanen is a saxophonist, composer and bandleader from Finland. A deft and adaptable improviser, he thrives in settings that span jazz’s past, present and future: be it in freely improvised solos, duos or trios, small and large ensembles playing his own compositions, or working as a sideman interpreting other people’s music.
Mikko Innanen, saxophone and compositions
Håvard Wiik, piano
Antti Lötjönen, double bass
Peter Bruun, drums