Tomi Nikku 5 tet

21.07.2022

klo 21:00

Kommunalgården

Tomi Nikku – trp
Max Zenger – sax
Ilkka Uksila – vib
Vesa Ojaniemi – b
Jonatan Sarikoski – drs ‌

The quintet, founded in 2018 by the festival’s artistic director Tomi Nikku, has now played together for almost four years. The 5tet has been heard on Pori Jazz, Helsinki Music House and Jazzliitto’s tour around Finland. The quintet consists of skilled, versatile and very expressive musicians. Alto saxophone and bass clarinet in the band are played by Max Zenger, vibraphone by Ilkka Uksila, contrabass by Vesa Ojaniemi, drums by Jonatan Sarikoski and trumpet by Tomi Nikku. The band’s repertoire mainly consists of material from their debut album ‘Light & Shade’, which also won the Emma nomination for jazz album of the year, but it also promises music from recent times as well as completely new material. A varied and energetic set of modern jazz from the 2020s is promised.

In the Kommunalgården concert, two acts will perform. With the same ticket, you may also attend the Ok-ko concert at 19.00. During the intermission between the performances of the two acts, a buffet meal will be served to concert attendees that have bought buffet tickets in advance, which are available for 22€.