Esko Linnavalli -sävellyskilpailun finaali // UMO at Savoy-teatteri
The Finnish Big Band Association and UMO are organising Esko Linnavalli Big Band Composition Competition now for the eighth time. The final round of the competition is held at Savoy Theatre on the 28th of May.
The aim of the competition is to promote Finnish big band music and bring forth some of its new craftsmen and -women. The preliminary jury decides max ten compositions that are heard on the final round, and UMO plays them in this final concert. In the concert, the jury chooses the three prizewinners.
The competition pays homage to UMO’s late founding father, conductor Esko Linnavalli (1941–1991), the artistic director of the orchestra in 1975–1991. Thanks to Linnavalli, UMO developed into an internationally distinguished jazz orchestra and a steady pillar of the Finnish music scene....
Finnish Jazz Federation
uploaded this event on January 5, 2019