Borderlands trio is Kris Davis on piano, Stephan Crump on double bass and Eric McPherson on drums. As journalist Peter Margasak writes: “Borderlands Trio’s works float, roil, swing, breathe, rush, and sparkle without every revealing any sort of hesitation or falling into a rut. The musicians don’t follow one another and they eschew glib reaction. Instead, they sit with the flowing ideas, thinking ahead about where the music could go.” Alto saxophonist and composer Darius Jones arrives in Helsinki hot on the heels of his major new work “fLuXkit Vancouver (its suite but sacred)” co-released by We Jazz Records and Northern Spy. Now, Jones takes the stage with a never-before-heard formation entitled Helsinki Accord, bringing together local musicians Aino Juutilainen on cello and Joonas Leppänen on drums (both from AINON), plus Berlin-based bassist Nick Dunston. Expect music yet unheard.
There’s a beer tasting with the Fat Lizard brewery available before the show. Tickets for the tasting event (including both the tasting event and the concert) are available through G Livelab Helsinki.
5:15pm Fat Lizard beer tasting
6:00pm doors (for basic concert ticket holders)
6:00pm DJ Terkel Nørgaard (all nite long)
7:00pm Borderlands Trio
8:45pm Darius Jones Helsinki Accord
“Think of Borderlands Trio as an all-star team of should-be jazz luminaries.” – The New York Times
”As composer and bandleader, Jones cultivates contexts that help summon common manifestations.” – The Wire
Produced in collaboration with Robert D. Bielecki Foundation and Sibelius Academy.