"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 is preparing their album that is set to be released late 2019.
Tomi Nikku - trumpet
Lowell Ringel - double bass
Josefiina Vannesluoma - flute, vocals
Mila Laine - cello
Jesse Ojajärvi - drums