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Wednesday March 13 :
Ryles Jazz Club

JUSSI REIJONEN: un album release show

Jussi Reijonen - fretless/fretted guitars, oud
Utar Artun - piano
Bruno Råberg - acoustic bass
Tareq Rantisi - percussion
Sergio Martinez - percussion
with special guests:
Ali Amr - qanun

And other special guests...

Bringing together five seasoned musicians from Finland, Turkey, Sweden, Palestine and Spain, JUSSI REIJONEN: un traverses the boundaries between musical cultures, paying tribute to the traditions of American and Scandinavian jazz and the folk musics of the Middle East and Africa in its search for new sounds and textures. Reijonens original music draws from a wide pool of influences and experiences gathered growing up in five different countries on three different continents; in both his original compositions and his playing, the open spaces and silences of Scandinavia effortlessly rub shoulders with the maqamat of the Arab world and the rhythmic richness of India and West Africa, creating a truly enchanting musical mosaic.

Between the five of them, the quintet - Jussi Reijonen on fretless/fretted guitars and the 11-string Arabic lute oud, Utar Artun on piano, Bruno Råberg on acoustic bass, and Tareq Rantisi and Sergio Martinez on percussion  shares an impressive resume that reads like a whos-who of contemporary jazz and world music: the members have worked with the likes of Paul Simon, Jack deJohnette, Pepe de Lucia, Enrique Morente, Diego el Cigala, Simon Shaheen, Javier Limón, Maria Schneider, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Bobby McFerrin, George Garzone, Ben Monder, Mick Goodrick, David Fiuczynski, Steve Smith, and Alejandro Sanz.

The Quintet traverses the supposed boundaries between musical cultures effortlessly, with a blend of humility, grace, and presence.

This special performance at Ryles commemorates the release of the Jussi Reijonen's debut album * un * (released Feb 26, 2013) and will feature Palestinian qanun prodigy Ali Amr as special guest artist. And other special guests...




date : Wed, Mar 13
dinner : 5:00 pm
show : 9:00pm
genre :
venue : mainstage
tickets : available
cost : $10pp



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