3 Air Force Band

Air Force Band

The Air Force Big Band, always dressed in blue, delights audiences in its own home town of Jyväskylä and around Finland with its wide variety of musical genres. The main task is to fulfil the musical needs within The Finnish Air Force’s events. The Air Force Band is the only band concentrating on big band and entertaining music within the Defence Forces. They work continuously with top professionals around the world creating entertaining and high quality concerts for the audience.

Senior Conductor

Major (Mus.) Juha Ketola

Concerts

The Air Force Big Band meets Randy Brecker

  • Wed 06.11.2019
    19:00
    Tampere-talo, Yliopistonkatu 55 PL 16, 33100 Tampere
    Soloist: Randy Brecker, trumpet Conductor: Juha Ketola
Six-time Grammy Award Winner, one of the biggest stars of the world of jazz, American trumpetist Randy Brecker will perform as the soloist of two of the Air Force Big Band’s concerts in November 2019.

Randy is definitely one the of the world’s biggest jazz starts today. Brecker’s career started towards the end of the 1960s when he played, among other things, in Clark Terry’s Big Band and the Thad Jones Jazz Orchestra. In 1967, he joined Blood, Sweat and Tears. Randy Brecker made his first solo album in 1968 on which his 19-years-old brother, saxophonist Michael Brecker also played.

In 1975, Randy and Michael set up the Brecker Brothers orchestra. Their first album included Randy’s future classic “Some Skunk Funk” that completely hit the jackpot.  All in all, they released six albums during the years 1975-1981. At 73, going strong, Randy still tours around the world and makes albums.

In this concert, Randy Brecker will play not only his biggest hits, but also some of his less well known pieces. The concert promises a non-heard of collection ranging from Brecker Brothers music to Big Band classics.

Flying fast and high!

Organizer: Tampere talo

The Air Force Big Band meets Randy Brecker

  • Fri 08.11.2019
    19:00
    Paviljonki, Ravintola Faneri, Lutakonaukio 12, 40100 Jyväskylä
    Soloist: Randy Brecker, trumpet Conductor: Juha Ketola
Six-time Grammy Award Winner, one of the biggest stars of the world of jazz, American trumpetist Randy Brecker will perform as the soloist of two of the Air Force Big Band’s concerts in November 2019.

Randy is definitely one the of the world’s biggest jazz starts today. Brecker’s career started towards the end of the 1960s when he played, among other things, in Clark Terry’s Big Band and the Thad Jones Jazz Orchestra. In 1967, he joined Blood, Sweat and Tears. Randy Brecker made his first solo album in 1968 on which his 19-years-old brother, saxophonist Michael Brecker also played.

In 1975, Randy and Michael set up the Brecker Brothers orchestra. Their first album included Randy’s future classic “Some Skunk Funk” that completely hit the jackpot.  All in all, they released six albums during the years 1975-1981. At 73, going strong, Randy still tours around the world and makes albums.

In this concert, Randy Brecker will play not only his biggest hits, but also some of his less well known pieces. The concert promises a non-heard of collection ranging from Brecker Brothers music to Big Band classics.

Flying fast and high!

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