BANDS AND PROJECTS

WANV

Gothenburg <3 Archipelago

WANV is a collaboration with a Swedish-Finnish jazz trio Westlin/Andersson/Nummela that searches for freedom and serenity within improvisation and composition. They will tour in outer Finnish Archipelago in June-July 2018 and play acoustically in historical chapels and small churches. They will also record their new material while on tour that also includes improvisation outdoors on Nötö island around "the ringing stone"  - a big piece of granite that Nummela will play as his instrument.  They plan to release their album in October 2018.

 


Pelle Westlin - saxophones and clarinets
Daniel Andersson - double bass

Josefiina Vannesluoma - vocals

Sami Nummela - drums

SIGNE

Alternative Vocal Ensemble

Signe (or Sighne) means a woman triumphant in old Scandinavian. In other languages same or similar word means a ‘sign’, a reference to the improvisation incorporated in the band’s music, taking traditional jazz expression in new directions through the unusual lineup of three vocalists and double bass.



Riikka Keränen - vocals
Selma Savolainen - vocals
Josefiina Vannesluoma - vocals
Kaisa Mäensivu - double bass

TRANSATLANTTISET

Cowriting across the Atlantic

"Tomi had gotten to know Lowell in an international jazz conference in Boston in 2016. I myself got to know and play a lot with him during my year in Miami, where he also was studying, teaching and playing. Together, via video calls and messages, we decided to put up a programme of original compositions, some of which are cowritten. With our particular chamber-like quintet (without a chord instrument!) we explore breathing, conversation and sounds that reflect our warm thoughts overseas." Transatlanttiset performed in mid-March in Helsinki area and is to release music in the fall of 2019.

 


Tomi Nikku - trumpet

Lowell Ringel - double bass
Josefiina Vannesluoma - vocals
Mila Laine - cello

Jesse Ojajärvi - drums

NOSSA BOSSA

Bossa Nova Group

Nossa Bossa was formed in 2014 and made its first performances with a string quartet. Their repertoire consists of less know musical gems from the 1960's Brazil as well as original compositions with interesting combination of lyrics in Swedish, Finnish and Portuguese.

 

Josefiina Vannesluoma - vocals and flute

Arto Ikävalko - Rhodes

Janne Tuovinen - bass 

Erik Fräki - drums

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