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Turku Jazz City presents: Josefiina Vannesluoma and Mortal Lease

Suomen Joutsen Stage (Forum Marinum)

Thursday 18th  

klo 18:00 – 19:30

Hosted by Turun Flikka Matilda Gustafsson and Turun Poika Abdel Bettahar 

Josefiina Vannesluoma – vocals and compositions

Sampo Kasurinen – wind instruments

Mikael Myrskog – piano

Nathan Francis – double bass

Ville Luukkonen – drums

Centenarian poems transform into sensual jazz expressions as interpreted by Josefiina Vannesluoma and her Mortal Lease ensemble. The music of this band, nominated for the Emma Gala’s Jazz Album of the Year, shifts from ecstatic outbursts to restrained elegance. The band’s name and the source of their lyrics come from Edith Wharton’s poetry series ‘The Mortal Lease,’ whose ornate sonnets speak of summer romance and a hunger for life. In Vannesluoma’s compositions, influences from various musical styles blend seamlessly into the earthy storytelling of the jazz ensemble.