Wednesday, February 10, 2016

FINLAND/ESTONIA: Vocalist and composer Virva Immonen combines jazz expression with truthful and topical lyrics.

The Finnish-Estonian group Virva Quintet, led by Immonen, is celebrating their debut album with release concerts in Helsinki (19.2 Allotria) and Tallinn (20.2 Philly Joe's).

Virva Immonen - vocals
Keio Vutt - saxophones
Britta Virves - piano
Siim Usin - bass
Karl-Juhan Laanesaar – drums

While studying jazz singing at the Estonian Academy Of Music, Virva Immonen founded the group with four Estonian musicians in 2014. In addition to jazz expression, pop-sensitivity and versatile musical influences are very much present in the quintet's music. The members' backrounds vary from progressive and modern music to pop and funk. With the lyrics as a centre point, the group crafts its musical world with a skillful sense of drama.

Virva Quintet's debut album "Fly" holds strong messages from an upcoming songwriter. It introduces an exiting new voice to the Finnish and Estonian jazz scenes.

Virva Quintet Live
19.2. Helsinki - Allotria
20.2.Tallinna - Philly Joe's
7.5. Helsinki - Kansallisteatteri, Lavaklubi

Tapio Ylinen / Eclipse Music

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