ANNUAL REPORT 2017 UMO JAZZ Orchestra’s year 2017
IN ADDITION to the 16-piece big
had its fair share of highlights. The orchestra performed a total of 130 concerts at public events, free and private events. The concerts were of high artistic quality and showcased a wide variety of jazz and related genres from Finland and abroad.
band, UMO’s staff included five employees who are responsible of the administration and organization of the UMO Foundation and the operative running of the orchestra. The orchestra’s chief conductor for 2017 was Mr Mikko Hassinen.
LAST YEAR’S program placed an
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emphasis on Finnish and new music. During the year, UMO commissioned a total of 25 compositions and 61 new arrangements for big band.
of the Association of Finnish Symphony Orchestras, Finnish Jazz Federation, European Music Circle and European Jazz Network.
IN ADDITION to Finnish music,
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UMO Jazz Orchestra hosted some of the year’s most interesting international artists. In 2017, the orchestra featured performances with singer-songwriter Richard Bona, singer Vanessa Haynes, trombonist Marshall Gilkes, keyboardist Cory Henry, singer-keyboardist Jacob Collier and multi-instrumentalist Django Bates.
grant money from the City of Helsinki (52,5 %) and Ministry of Education and Culture (32 %). Other income (14,5 %) consists of ticket sales, grants from private foundations, compensations for radio recordings and other performance-related fees. The foundation’s expenses came out to 1 529 796 euros, of which 75 % were staff-related.
IN 2017 some 22 825 people
THE FINANCIAL situation of
attended UMO’s concerts or other events. In total, UMO reached over one million people via concert recordings, broadcasts on TV, radio and internet.
the UMO Foundation has been grave in recent years. After several unprofitable years UMO’s profit in 2017 was 33 850 euros, thanks to cutting the functions and layoffs of the whole organization. Co-operation negotiations and cutting the functions will continue in 2018 and 2019.
UMO IS active in audience educati-
on and engagement. The orchestra also organizes school concerts, presentations and matinee concerts aimed specifically at seniors.
UMO HAD 22 825 CONCERT VISITORS
1 000 000
UMO REACHED 1 000 000 LISTENERS IN CONCERTS AND VIA TV, RADIO AND INTERNET
UMO PERFORMED AT 130 CONCERTS, AUDIENCE EVENTS AND COMMISSIONED CONCERTS
UMO IS ONE OF FINLAND’S MOST SIGNIFICANT EMPLOYERS OF JAZZ MUSICIANS: IN 2017 UMO WORKED WITH 100 FREELANCE ARTISTS
WHAT IS UMO JAZZ ORCHESTRA? UMO – Uuden Musiikin Orkesteri (Orchestra for New Music) is a Helsinki-based professional big band employing top musicians. UMO’s repertoire consists of a wide variety of jazz and new jazz-related music. UMO was founded in 1975. UMO Jazz Orchestra is administered by the UMO Foundation
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