Brisbane International Jazz Festival presents: Jukka Perko – Avara Trio (Finland)
05 Jun 2014 | Thursday 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Finnish Saxophonist Jukka Perko is a major figure in the Scandinavian jazz scene and is rightly acknowledged as one of Europe’s premier jazz artists. A teenage wunderkind recruited into Dizzy Gillespie’s Big Band in the late 80s, Jukka’s 25 year, award-winning career has brought deserved fame which has allowed him the freedom to create and perform in an array of ensembles, large and small, around the world.
For over a decade the outstanding Jukka Perko Avara Trio have fused contemporary jazz and Finnish hymns with intelligent sensitivity, humility and respect for tradition. The trio of saxophone and two guitars utilise acoustic and electric combinations to audaciously explore new ideas in their soulful search for truth and beauty.
Free foyer entertainment by Out of Avignon from 7pm.
Presented by Jazz Queensland.