mbar LIVE: Spring session 3

Sunday 31.3. | 20–02

Jazz

Sunday 31.3. | 20–02

mbar LIVE: Spring session 3

Jazz

Third and final day of Spring Sessions may be labeled jazz, but think of this: the Hammond organ and drums, two dudes with an impeccable sense of rhythm and subtle coolness. They call their music Action Jazz! Again, masterful dj work by Soul Sides' Markus-Setä together with heavy weight collector / dj Fredrik Lavik will bring the week end to its proper conclusion.

Nieminen & Litmanen started up in 2001 as a side show for The Hypnomen during a Scandinavian tour. Luckily the duet decided to keep producing their own material and now here we are today. With hundreds of performances under their belt around the globe (including Sweden, France, Germany and USA) and known as the backing band to Ruben Stiller's and Joonas Hytönen's tv show, Nieminen & Litmanen can be considered quite the phenomena.

The idea, which kept them going through thick and thin was a vision to create their own music with influences from blues to rock, reggae to soul, funk to pop, rockabilly to punk and jazz to bossa nova etc. Despite the limited, but impressive line up of the band, the music still manages to sound amazingly full bodied. Especially live, the duo discovers incredible improvisational spaces, considering its only two instruments.

The dj guest for the night, Fredrik Lavik can be considered a loss for Norway and a victory for Finland, like 80's ski jumping all over again. Now residing in Siuntio, the Norwegian born Fredrik currently houses one of the heaviest record collections this side of the border. He also manages an East African music blog called Afro7 and the Jazz Aggression record label, which just recently put out a compilation of 70's jazz funk by Estonian jazz trumpeter Jaan Kuman. As the designated side kick, once again Markus-Setä, who started his record collecting by buying John Coltrane and Charles Mingus records. Jazz not jazz it is.

And yes, we can manage a Hammond inside of mbar. It’s free! It’s sunday but no work on monday, join us!

This event is part of the mbar LIVE club series

mbar LIVE is a club series where we host live sets of various genres.

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