Happy New Year & New releases

Happy New Year 2020 Everybody!

Bowman Trio’s Persistence and Selma Juudit Alessandra’s Rubicon Songs are available, go check them out and order in digital form or as a physical vinyl/CD! Happy to be part of these great bands.

https://wejazzrecords.bandcamp.com/album/persistence

https://selmajuuditalessandra.bandcamp.com/album/rubicon-songs

2020 starts with another record release by Haydé, come check out the record release gig in Kapsäkki, Helsinki on the January 15th. A lot of other interesting stuff also coming up this year, so stay tuned!

Tours this Fall

I’m looking forward to get to play for the first time in Japan, with the Alexi Tuomarila Trio. Here’s our schedule:
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We have also a tour with Lithium in Spain, will be very exciting! Here are the dates for that tour:

10.11 Sunset Jazz Club, Girona, Spain

12.11 La Boveda Del Albergue, Zaragoza, Spain

15.11 El Plaza Copas, Madrid, Spain

16.11 Boqui Jazz Club, Madrid, Spain

17.11 Matisse Concert Hall, Valencia, Spain

 

Have a fun and happy autumn guys and see you around!

New album out by Lithium!

 

”RED proves not only one but many statements – that the Jazz is still alive and very well, that no matter where we are this universal language will unite us, that it’s possible to innovate and maintain the tradition in full 2017. All of this is done here at the highest level. Bravo stuff!” (Chico Pinheiro)

”Lithium may be my new favorite group… Each instrument seemed to move on its own, in its own space. In some magical way, however, they complement each other.” (Helsingin Sanomat, FI)

LITHIUM

Lithium is a brand new collaboration between four gifted musicians and composers that combines determination, passionate young energy and years of experience all together. The music of Lithium thrives from various different genres all of which translates through the members Alexi Tuomarila, Jonne Taavitsainen and Joonas Tuuri into a strong and unique sound.

All of this is seasoned by the fourth and newest member of the band, Portuguese top guitarist Andre Fernandes, who has collaborated with a number of top artists such as Lee Konitz, Mário Laginha, Chris Cheek, Maria Joao, Tomasz Stanko, Bill McHenry, Perico Sambeat, Jeff Ballard, Julian Arguelles, David Binney, Avishai Cohen, Eli Degibri, Jorge Rossy, just to name a few.

Alexi Tuomarila and Andre Fernandes have cooperated for years and the latest Fernandes release ”Dream Keeper”, on the label Edition Records, is featured by Tuomarila as well as Perico Sambeat, Demian Cabaud ja Iago Fernandez.
The debut album of Lithium will be released through Challenge Records in January 2018.

CONCERTS  2018

9.2 SaloJazz, Salo, Finland

10.2 Validi Karkia, Pori, Finland

11.2 Tenho Restobar, Helsinki, Finland

15.2 Hot Club Portugal, Lisbon

16.2 Hot Club Portugal, Lisbon

17.2 Hot Club Portugal, Lisbon

19.-20.2 Recording new album at Timbuktu Studio, Lisbon, Portugal

21.2 Ool Ya Koo, Granada, Spain

22.2 AsseJazz, Sevilla, Spain

23.2 Cordoba, Spain

24.2 Jaen Jazzy, Jaen, Spain

27.2 MASTERCLASS: Universidade de Évora, Portugal
28.2 MASTERCLASS: Escola Superior de música de Lisboa, Portugal

3.6 Malmitalo, Helsinki, Finland

SITES

Website: lithiumofficial.com
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/lithiumlithium
Record label: challengerecords.com/artists/1497268348/
Facebook: facebook.com/Lithium-266133853843116/