Superposition © Tero Ahonen


Explosive, dark, powerful: this is the sound of SUPERPOSITION's debut album, released in 2020 on We Jazz, which was awarded with the most important Finnish music prize Emma as Jazz Album of the Year in the same year. Helsinki-based drummer Olavi Louhivouri is now bringing his band to Germany for the first time for a concert as part of Cologne Jazzweek, initiated by the cooperation of NICA artist development and the Finnish label and festival We Jazz.

The intensity of the group is driven by its players - tenor saxophonist Adele Sauros is one of the rising stars of the Finnish scene. Linda Frederiksson on alto and baritone saxophone belongs to this circle, has attracted attention in the past with bands like Mopo or OK:KO and the debut "Juniper" (We Jazz), released under own name in 2021, received national and international attention. Bassist Mikael Saastamoinen is also known as Perussastamala. He is also an active member of the Helsinki scene as a composer and producer. Louhivouri himself is known for his solo projects, his band Oddarrang and his work with musicians such as the now late trumpeter Tomasz Stańko. The music of SUPERPOSITION - the second album will be released at the beginning of 2024 - invites to be discovered live through its multifaceted power and at the same time the band offers the possibility to get to know various strong players of the Finnish scene.

NICA exchange takes place in cooperation with the NICA artist development programme and Cologne Jazzweek. The main focus of the concert series initiated in 2022 is to create spaces of exchange for a young, experimental generation of musicians, to encourage sustainable networking and creative exchange, and at the same time, in the context of the festival, to initiate a connection with an audience eager to make discoveries.

Mon, 14.08.2023

Adele Sauros (tenor saxophone), Linda Fredriksson (alto & baritone saxophone), Mikael Saastamoinen (bass), Olavi Louhivuori (drums)


jaki Start 22:30

Free admission

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