On a joint production tour Case Kämäräinen feat. Severi Pyysalo


Incorporating Northern mysticism, catchy melodies, and free improvisation, Case Kämäräinen feat. Severi Pyysalo will be performing in nine municipalities in Finland from September 20th to 30th as part of the Finnish Jazz Federation’s joint production tour.

Intuition, which often guides us in both everyday life and other decisions, served as the guiding principle for Case Kämäräinen’s album Mystique From The North, released last autumn. Tomi Kämäräinen approached composing new music, placing complete trust in his intuition. Almost every song’s style and rhythmic framework began with ”drum grooves” that he had improvised and put forward for the new album. In his composition work, Kämäräinen utilized the sound of a British vibraphone from the 60s, which he had grown fond of. Thus, the harmony and melodies of the compositions stemmed from freely improvised vibraphone pieces, which he adapted to fit his rhythmic ideas.

The rest of the band members’ strong free improvisation propelled Kämäräinen’s music forward, allowing each member to realize their own vision as a musician and thereby contribute their unique touch to the whole. Special guests on the tour will be vibraphonist Severi Pyysalo and bassist Antti Lötjönen. The concert will feature both new and older pieces from the band’s repertoire.

Case Kämäräinen feat. Severi Pyysalo

Severi Pyysalo – vibraphone
Marek Konarski – saxophone
Tuomo Uusitalo – piano
Antti Lötjönen – bass
Tomi Kämäräinen – drums

Tour dates

Wed 20.9. at 19:00 Oulu, RioLive / OMJ Jazz & Etno
Thu 21.9. at 19:00 Kajaani, Kaukametsä Hall
Fri 22.9. at 19:00 Nurmes, Hannikainen Hall
Sat 23.9. at 19:00 Kuopio, Maxim (Aleksis Liukko on piano)
Mon 25.9. at 19:00 Turku, Rica Bar / Monday Jazz Happening, Jazz City Turku
Wed 27.9. at 19:00 Helsinki, Juttutupa
Thu 28.9. at 19:00 Jyväskylä, Poppari / Jazz JKL ry
Fri 29.9. at 18:00 Espoo, Kupla / April Jazz Club, Espoo Big Band ry
Sat 30.9. at 17:00 Salo, Ravintola Musine / SaloJazz Festival

Jazz – heard and seen!

Finnish Jazz Federation’s essential form of operation is national touring. The annual touring activities enable approximately 100 concerts in 40 different locations all over Finland. The concerts mainly take place in their member organizations. Four of the tours are in-house productions, and five are produced in co-operation with external producers.

Photo: Ilkka Kokkonen