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I am a professional composer/arranger working in Finland. My credits include compositions and arrangements for various sized ensembles, from duo to a symphony orchestra and many works for TV and the big screen.
During the years I have built a long-term relationship with Vantaa Pops Orchestra, the only professional symphony-orchestra size pops orchestra in Finland. I frequently arrange music for their concerts and also help with the concert programming, working as their music producer on varied projects.
Other important and frequent collaborators for me include Umo Jazz Orchestra, Oulu All Star Big Band, trumpeter Jukka Eskola and the various film scoring gigs I work as an arranger/orchestrator.
In my sparetime I lead my own jazzgroup, the Jussi Lampela Nonet. Together with the trumpet player Jukka Eskola we released “Lampela x Eskola” in 2010 (Ricky-Tick Records). The album was a nominee for the Finnish Jazz-Emma Prize as the Jazz Recording of the Year in 2010. Nonet also released a livealbum “Live at Kanneltalo” in 2018.
A review of “Lampela x Eskola”, from Tokyo Jazz Notes-blog:
“Lampela x Eskola” is a bold and yet important statement proving that there is still a place for high quality music that may not translate into instant sales. Highly recommended.
A review of “Jazz Noir” from Turun Sanomat:
Kylmän sodan noir valtasi jazzin – mestariteos on syntynyt
…Täytyy uskaltaa sanoa: Jussi Lampelan suurteos Jazz Noir oli yksi parhaista koskaan kuulemistani ison orkesterin jazzkonserteista.
…Taas menee uhkarohkeuden puolelle, mutta on pakko väittää, että Jussi Lampelan sävellys nousee kerta heitolla suomalaisen big band-jazzhistorian kärkipäähän.