Imatra Big Band Camp 22th June - 27th June 2020

The 45th Imatra big band summer camp will take place in Imatra from 22th June - 26th June.
The camp consists of big band course and concerts at the open air stage at Koskenparras.

The big band summer camp will be held at the Cultural Centre Virta daily from 10 am to 5 pm.
The course includes sectional rehearsals, improvisation/theory master classes and big band rehearsals.
Teaching will be made partly in English and partly in Finnish.

App.rox. 80-90 participants is expected to participate this coming summer.
This will make four big bands. Students will be devided in big bands of A, B, C and D through auditions during the first day.

Trombonist, conductor, arranger-composer Ed Partyka (USA) will be the main guest this summer.
Mr. Robert Bachner from Austria will conduct the B big band.
Mrs. Karin Bachner will guide vocalists throughout the week.
Rest of the faculty consists of first call Finnish big band musicians.

Ed Partyka, A big band
Robert Bachner, B big band
Petri Juutilainen, C big band
Erno Tiittanen, D big band
Antti Rissanen, JAS big band

Tero Saari, trumpets
Kasperi Sarikoski, trombones
Petri Puolitaival, saxophones
Markus Ketola, drums
Mikael Jakobsson, piano
Karin Bachner, vocals

Check the daily schedule at Aikataulu from this site.
Instroduction of the faculty can be found through these links:

ED PARTYKA:

http://www.epjo.de/ed.html

ROBERT BACHNER:

http://www.robertbachner.com

PETRI JUUTILAINEN:

https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petri_Juutilainen

ERNO TIITTANEN:

http://www.lahtibigband.fi/tag/erno-tiittanen/

ANTTI RISSANEN:

http://www.anttirissanen.com

PETRI PUOLITAIVAL:

http://jazzfinland.fi/artisti/petri-pope-puolitaival/biografia

TERO SAARTI:

http://umo.fi/fi/jasen/tero-saarti/

KASPERI SARIKOSKI:

https://kasperisarikoski.com

MARKUS KETOLA:

http://umo.fi/fi/jasen/markus-ketola/

MIKAEL JAKOBSSON:

http://jazzfinland.fi/artisti/mikael-jakobsson

The concerts at Koskenparras Open Air Stage are scheduled from Wednesday to Saturday.
Concerts and jam sessions are held at the Kuohu Jazz Bar every night.
Please have a look at the Aikataulu on this site for the concerts.