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

Air Force Big Band: Epic Finland - Finnish Provincial Songs CANCELLED

  • Fri 11.09.2020
    klo 19.00
    Paviljonki, restaurant Faneri, Lutakonaukio 12, 40100 Jyväskylä
Eeppi Ursin, soloist
Conductor: Juha Ketola
In the Air Force Big Band’s concert, Finnish provincial songs will undergo a fresh, modern makeover. Splendid big band arrangements and new interpretations will lead the audience on a journey through Finland presenting the brave people of our homeland, the beautiful nature, lakes and rivers and awe-aspiring sceneries. Vocalist Eeppi Ursin will perform as the concert’s soloist. The artist’s charisma and thought provoking interpretations will not leave anybody untouched.

Air Force Big Band: Epic Finland - Finnish Provincial Songs CANCELLED

  • Sat 12.09.2020
    klo 19.30
    Tampere-talo, Yliopistonkatu 55, 33100 Tampere
Eeppi Ursin, soloist
Conductor: Juha Ketola
In the Air Force Big Band’s concert, Finnish provincial songs will undergo a fresh, modern makeover. Splendid big band arrangements and new interpretations will lead the audience on a journey through Finland presenting the brave people of our homeland, the beautiful nature, lakes and rivers and awe-aspiring sceneries. Vocalist Eeppi Ursin will perform as the concert’s soloist. The artist’s charisma and thought provoking interpretations will not leave anybody untouched.

Suma Qamana

Free entry
  • Thu 12.11.2020
    klo 19.00
    Taulumäen kirkko, Lohikoskentie 2, 40200 Jyväskylä
  • Fri 13.11.2020
    klo 19.00
    Tampereen tuomiokirkko, Tuomiokirkonkatu 3, 33100 Tampere
Ruamjai Choir and Air Force Big Band
Conductor Juha Ketola
Kirsi Kaunismäki-Suhonen, conductor of the choir
Eero Koivistoinen: Premiere of a new composition
In the concert of the Air Force Big Band and the Ruamjai Choir, you will get an opportunity to enjoy the virtuosic interpretation and vibrant performance of the Ruamjai Choir of 40 young singers, and the trademark swing of the Air Force Big Band.
This will be the first performance of a composition for choir and big band commissioned from Eero Koivistoinen. This composition bases on the musical traditions of indigenous peoples drawing thematically from the multi-dimensionality of nature. This concert strengthens the flame of a new type communal music playing. Come enjoy the heat of this flame!

Ruamjai from Jyväskylä is a fresh, mixed choir of about forty young singers that bends the boundaries of traditional chorus music and thrills the audience with its vibrant performance. Ruamjai is deeply enrooted in different cultures’ folk music, but its repertoire also extends from classical to entertainment music and a new type of chorus music. This year, Ruamjai has celebrated the 20th anniversary of its journey, and its programme has had a strong focus on the choir members’ own compositions and arrangements. In the autumn of 2020, the choir is expected to release its first Christmas album.

Kirsi Kaunismäki-Suhonen, Ruamjai’s conductor, holds a Master’s Degree in Education. She is a music teacher and has supplemented her competency by becoming specialised in drama pedagogy and chorus conducting. She is a desired trainer capable of leading choirs to the secrets of sound and rhythm and becoming one with music. In Jyväskylä, Kaunismäki-Suhonen also conducts three Sing & Shine choirs. Earlier, she did a splendid job working with the Mikkeli-based Cantus Michaelis choir.

Tänä iltana (Tonight): Club For Five & Air Force Big Band

  • Mon 30.11.2020
    klo 19.00
    Sibelius Hall, Ankkurikatu 7, 15140 LAHTI
Conductor: Juha Ketola
Playing music by the most popular Finnish light music composers, Toivo Kärki, Unto Mononen and Junnu Vainio (Juha Watt Vainio), two skillful setups will join their forces.
With their splendid musical expression, the Air Force Big Band and the Club for Five will create emotional and hilarious interpretations of many famous songs that have remained in the hearts of Finns in the course of years.

Tänä iltana (Tonight): Club For Five & Air Force Big Band

  • Tue 16.03.2021
    19:00
    Promenadi Hall, Yrjönkatu 17, 28100 PORI
  • Wed 17.03.2021
    19:30
    Tampere Hall, Yliopistonkatu 55, 33100 TAMPERE
  • Thu 18.03.2021
    19:00
    Hall of Culture, Sturenkatu 4, 00510 HELSINKI
Conductor: Juha Ketola
Playing music by the most popular Finnish light music composers, Toivo Kärki, Unto Mononen and Junnu Vainio (Juha Watt Vainio), two skillful setups will join their forces.
With their splendid musical expression, the Air Force Big Band and the Club for Five will create emotional and hilarious interpretations of many famous songs that have remained in the hearts of Finns in the course of years.