Finland's best jazz musicians will perform during the Oulu Music Festival 2023 compositions from Mika Kallio's fourth album GONG ODYSSEY. The album was released in June 2022 and, as the name implies, the main instrumental element are the gongs. The compositions sway in accordance with the nature of the gongs, between ambient and improvised music.
Kallio has gathered around him a diverse and creative jazz musicians group that master not only their main instruments, but also the devout art of playing gongs. In addition to his own trio, Jussi Fredriksson is a member of Pope Puolitaival Nordic 4, among others. Woodwind specialist Max Zenger leads his own band Globus and can be heard Kaisa's Machine group, among others. Drummer Jaska Lukkarinen can be seen and heard in Timo Lassy's Trio and the Ricky-Tick Big Band, among others. Mika Kallio himself plays in Jussi Fredriksson Trio and Verneri Pohjola Quartet, among others.
Mika Kallio | gongs, synthesizer
Jussi Fredriksson | gongs, synthesizer
Jaska Lukkarinen | gongs, synthesizer, percussions
Max Zenger | bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, percussions
Duration approx. 2 h (incl. intermission)
Ticket prices: Prices: 20 € normal / 11 € pensioner / 8 € student, unemployed, children (3–17 v)
RioLiven eteispalvelumaksu on 3 €.
Ticketmaster Finland across the country. A service fee is included in the ticket price. A separate Ticketmaster order fee of 1,50–2,00 € per order is added. Tickets without a service fee from Culture Centre Valve. A limited amount of Kaikukortti-tickets are available.
A Festival Pass is also available for the Oulu Music Festival 12.-26.3.2023, which allows the participation intwenty of the festival's concerts. The OMJ 2023 Festival Pass is on sale until March 1, 2023, in limited amount.
Oulu Music Festival Foundation