Besides the upcoming string quartet premiere, a couple of things should also happen when the corona-restrictions just ease up a bit:
-My suite for big band and two soloists, Jazz Noir, will get recorded this spring, details later
-My wind orchestra concert will probably be in the spring, a new date is set soon.
-And also, I was awarded a second prize for my wind orchestra composition “If We Must Die” in the composition contest organized by Pirkanmaan Pinna ry, with a distinguished jury, headed by conductor Atso Almila. More info soon…
Happy New Year! Like many others, I’ve had some time last year to write new music, and although some concerts have been cancelled/postponed, this will happen in some form (streamed or live). I have a long history with the quartet, and am really happy that they decided to take my quartet for their concert.
More details at:
Did some arranging for the finals of the VOF, for this track from Vesala I was asked to do the string arrangement:
The current pandemic has postponed most of the concerts, but in the meantime I have made some original compositions for wind band available for purchase.
Two items for flexible wind band instrumentation are available at my webshop:
Jussi Lampela – Webshop
Also one of my full concert band scores is now available from Sheet Music Plus:
If We Must Die – for full Concert Band
I’m happy to announce the coming of my composition concerts, together with the Kokkola Youth Wind Ensemble! Performing with us are the excellent soloists, soprano Mari Palo and trumpeter Jukka Eskola.
The concert dates are
20.3. Jakobstad, Schaumann-salen, 19.00
21.3. Kokkola, Snellman-sali, 18.00
22.3. Ylivieska, Akustiikka-sali, 17.00
New season starts with some arranging commissions, I am at work with the Vantaa Pops/Vantaan Viihdeorkesteri on several projects, and also writing a couple arrangements to Keski-Pohjanmaan Kamariorkesteri (Osthrobothnian Chamber Orchestra) plus other miscellaneous jobs. Also finishing my compositions for wind band, to be premiered in Kokkola next march, featuring Mari Palo on soprano and Jukka Eskola on trumpet. Other announcements shortly as they are public…
After successful concerts in Turku and Oulu, third installment will be part of the new Savoy Jazz-festival. More info and tickets here:
Savoy Jazz Fest