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UMO Jazz Orchestra

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Funded by the town of Helsinki, the Finnish Broadcasting Firm, as well as the Ministry of Education, UMO can be something similar to Finland’s national jazz orchestra. The best music group was founded by music artists who played within the country’s Radio Dance Orchestra, which have been around since 1957. UMO offers toured all around the globe, and performed with such leading jazz music artists as Thad Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, McCoy Tyner, and Muhal Richard Abrams, amongst others. The band offers released albums on many brands, including Naxos Jazz, Leo, and A-Records.

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Awards Emma Award for Best Children’s Album
Music Songs Confirmated, Symtre, Three For D'reen, Fortex, The Sky Is Ruby, Big T, Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow, Ritob, Half Step, Stream-Lines, The One More Time Suite, Part 2, Afro-Blue, Spanish Key, Frozen Petals, Sea Lady, Still Got a Way to Fall, Ville ja Valle, Crooked Room, Noidan sammakkokeitto, Taikapeitto, Sparkling Arsenic, The Pointing Finger, Cats and Pigeons, And Then There Was One, A Cicada of Chicago, Hälytysajoneuvot, Don't Stare at Me, Unfair World, Passanger To Copenhagen, Shot From the Saddle, Badibunka, The Great One
Albums Mister Blues, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and UMO, UMO on UMO, Sauna palaa!, Supermusic (UMO Jazz Orchestra Meets Magnum Coltrane Price) [with Nils Landgren and Viktoria Tolstoy], Electrifying Miles, Ellington Tribute, Our Latin Friends, Selected Standards, A Good Time Was Had By All, Transit People, The First Seven: UMO Plays BAT Jazz in Finland, Jatkumo, Ville ja Valle, Plays the Music of Muhal Richard Abrams, UMO Jazz Orchestra, Counting on the Count: UMO Jazz Orchestra Plays Count Basie, The Sky Is Ruby, Rytmihyrrä / Rytmyra, Taikapeitto, Primal Mind: UMO Plays the Music of Raoul Björkenheim, Live in Helsinki 1991, Green & Yellow, Tribute to Benny Goodman, A Good Time Was Had By All 1976-1979, Agatha, Day Dreamin': The Music of Billy Strayhorn, Beauty and the Beast: UMO Plays the Music of Pekka Pohjola, Live & Studio 1977 - 2004, Symphony no. 5 for Orchestra , Big Band and Electric Guitar / Prophecy for Accordion and Orchestra, Red Handed, My Name Is Nicole Willis, Arctic Blues, One More Time


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