Lenny Pickett at the Crusell Music Festival

I’ve had my doze of jazzy woodwind music today 🙂 Lenny Pickett, one of the founding members of the band Tower of Power and the musical director of the TV show “Saturday Night Live“, was here at my tiny little town of Uusikaupunki and played some great music with top-quality Finnish musicians (saxophonists Jouni Järvelä[…]

Crusell Music Festival 2014, oboe competition

Today I was listening to the final round of the international oboe competition that was part of the annual Crusell Music Festival here in Uusikaupunki this year. It was held in the new Lutheran church in the town center and it was also broadcast on the Finnish national radio network YLE. There were four competitors[…]

Easter time concerts

This Easter I attended two concerts at the local Lutheran church… The first one was a flute and organ concert. Mr. Tomi Satomaa gave us some very chilling and beautiful organ music (the “Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen” by Liszt were just magnificent!) and occasionally Mrs. (or Ms.) Anna Satomaa played solo flute on[…]