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by Sanni Orasmaa

An improvisational collection of music by a unique ensemble that has its roots both in New York City and in Europe. The quartet fuses jazz, world music and poetry into a tranquil journey through sound and time.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Sand Islands (feat. Gregor Huebner, Tino Derado & Veit Huebner)
5:54 album only
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2. Before Sleeping (feat. Gregor Huebner, Tino Derado & Veit Huebner)
3:44 album only
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3. Lonely Town (feat. Gregor Huebner, Tino Derado & Veit Huebner)
4:38 album only
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4. Not yet Winter (feat. Gregor Huebner, Tino Derado & Veit Huebner)
3:24 album only
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5. Speak Low (feat. Gregor Huebner, Tino Derado & Veit Huebner)
4:55 album only
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6. Broken Wings (feat. Gregor Huebner, Tino Derado & Veit Huebner)
3:09 album only
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7. Jo Loppuvi Öljy (feat. Gregor Huebner)
2:53 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Sanni Orasmaa - Voice
Gregor Huebner - Violin
Tino Derado - Piano
Veit Huebner - Bass

1. Sand Islands (Sanni Orasmaa / Tino Derado)
2. Before Sleeping (Bonaro Wilkinson Overstreet / Sanni Orasmaa)
3. Lonely Town (Leonard Bernstein, Adolph Green, & Betty Comden)
4. Not Yet Winter (Tino Derado)
5. Speak Low (Kurt Weill & Ogden Nash)
6. Broken Wings (Sanni Orasmaa)
7. Jo Loppuvi Öljy (Eino Leino / Sanni Orasmaa)

All Arrangements by Sanni Orasmaa, except 1. & 4. by Tino Derado

LPL123887
339239 "Speak Low" copyright Chappell and Co. and Hampshire House o/b/o Publishing Corp.
339243 "Lonely Town" copyright Universal - Polygram Inter o/b/o Leonard Bernstein Music Pub.

Recording & Mixing: Johannes Wohlleben / Bauer Studios, Germany, April-May 2015
Mastering: Svante Forsbäck / Chartmakers West, Finland, November 2018
Cover Photo: Maarit Kytöharju

© Sanni Orasmaa │SoundByNature® │ SBN 001

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Sanni Orasmaa
Winner of the Betty Carter Grant, jazz singer Sanni Orasmaa’s voice has been heard in several recordings and productions throughout the global jazz scene. During her New York years 2000-2007 Sanni has appeared at venues such as the Knitting Factory and the Rainbow Room, Sweet Basil, Blue Note and the Cornelia Street Cafe. She has been featured monthly at the Smoke Jazz Club. Sanni Orasmaa has worked with various international collaborators, including performances with Charlie Hunter – Bobby Previte Duo, Kirk Nurock’s “Cross-Species” Ensemble, and the Swiss composer George Gruntz’s jazz opera “Magic of a Flute”. She has been featured in NPR’s Jazz Set program, then hosted by Branford Marsalis, and was profiled by PRI’s Jazz Smithsonian in the documentary series “The Jazz Singers”, hosted by Al Jarreau. Sanni has conducted clinics and workshops around the world, and served on the faculty of the Brooklyn Conservatory, NYC (2001-2007), Pop&Jazz Conservatory, Finland (2007-2014), University of Tampere, Finland (2014-2016), University of Arts in Helsinki, Finland (2014-present) and the Munich University of Music, Germany (2008- present). She has worked three years with the prestigious German director Dieter Dorn in two pieces at the Residenz Theater in Munich of which “Alkestis” was composed, improvised and performed by Orasmaa alone. Sanni now specifies in Nature Oriented Voice and Performance Training® at her company SoundByNature Inc and is one of the first trained Green Care specialists in Finland.

Gregor Huebner
Gregor Huebner is an award-winning, Grammy -nominated composer and violinist, celebrated by audiences and critics alike for his visionary work across genres. His music has been described by The New York City Jazz Record as “challenging and vivid… seamlessly incorporat[ing] chamber elements with Avant Garde Jazz,” while All About Jazz describes him as “a virtuoso with broad experience in large and small classical ensembles.” Huebner’s recent El Violin Latino, an album exploring the role of the violin in traditional Latin American music, was praised by The Wall Street Journal as “by turns sexy and sly, impassioned and dreamy, his collection of well-known tunes, unexpected arrangements and original compositions brings together far-flung members of the fiddle diaspora.” As a composer, Huebner’s unique musical voice variously integrates improvisation, experimental notation, traditional counterpoint, pop song structures, post-tonal gestures and innovative performance techniques within formal compositional frameworks. Recent commissions include “Clockwork Interrupted,” an orchestral work premiered by the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and SWR Big Band in July 2014; “Six Songs of Innocence,” a lyrical setting of poems by William Blake premiered by Sirius Quartet and Collegium Iuvenum Stuttgart Boys Choir in June 2014; A violin and a piano concerto premiered by the WDR in Cologne in 2016 and “Ich rufe zu Gott” for choir and violin solo premiered and recorded by Ida Bieler and the Orpheus Vokalensemble in 2016. Huebner has also been commissioned by the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart, the State Theater of Fürth and the State Academy of Music Ochsenhausen, among many others. His works have been premiered by major ensembles such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Nova Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. Huebner has been a longstanding member of Sirius Quartet for over a decade. An acclaimed contemporary string ensemble praised by The New York Times for their “versatility and flair with lively improvisations,” Sirius has premiered several of Huebner’s major works, including “New York Suite” for string quartet; “Cuban Impressions” for string quartet and string orchestra; and “Colors of the East” for string quintet and accordion. While in residence at Germany’s State Academy of Music Ochsenhausen, Huebner and Sirius developed 2010’s Racing Mind: New Music for Strings, a full-length album of Huebner’s compositions for string orchestra featuring Sirius Quartet and quartet members on several tracks. Sirius has also released two full-length albums of Huebner’s compositions for the quartet: 1997’s In Between (Cimp Records), 2015’s Colors of the East (Autentico Music/Naxos 2015) and their most recent release Paths become Lines (Autentico Music/Naxos 2016). With Huebner, the group has toured internationally to venues like the Beijing Music Festival, Stuttgart Jazz Fest, Bern University of the Arts, the Andy Warhol Museum, Merkin Concert Hall, Chelsea Music Festival, and repeat visits to the Taichung Jazz Fest, Taiwan’s largest jazz event. A highly sought-after player, Huebner has appeared in many major concert halls and festivals around the globe, including Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, Berlin Philharmonie, the Hollywood Bowl, Montreux Jazz Fest, Frauenkirche in Dresden, JVC Jazz and Gewandhaus Leipzig. He has performed and recorded with some of the most respected names in jazz and pop, including Smokey Robinson, Diane Reeves, Billy Hart, Randy Becker, Joe Zawinul and John Patitucci. Huebner’s collaborations with Richie Beirach and George Mraz have yielded three critically acclaimed albums, including the Latin Grammy-nominated Round About Federico Mompou. The Guardian writes, “the excellent violinist Huebner take[s] off in muscular manner… the playing itself is beautiful,” while The Irish Times, reviewing a recording of Huebner, Beirach and saxophonist Charlie Mariano, writes, “violinist Gregor Huebner… is in the kind of mood to blow anyone away… emotionally complex… lovely.” As a seasoned educator, Huebner has given workshops and master classes on performance, composition and improvisation with esteemed institutions like the Manhattan School of Music, Berlin Music School, Cologne College of Music, Lübeck Academy of Music, the Klagenfurt Music Forum, the Kaufman Music Center and Face the Music. He is currently a guest professor of composition at the University of Music and Theater in Munich, and in 2009 he published his method book for string improvisation, Exercises, Etudes and Concert Pieces, with Advanced Music Publishing/Schott. Huebner received his formal education from the Vienna College of Music, the Stuttgart College of Music, and the Manhattan School of Music, where he earned his master’s degree and was recognized with a “President’s Award.” Huebner was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and is based in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.

Tino Derado
A graduate (BFA) of Berklee College of Music (Boston) and the New School (New York) Tino Derado , who studied on a Eubie Blake Scholarship, was introduced to classical piano at age six and and crossed over to Jazz in his early teens. In reflection of his mixed cultural heritage (Croatian/ German), he soon developed a dynamic interest in ethnic and world music.
In his course of his brief but remarkable career, Tino performed with Gary Burton, Peter Erskine, Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, Paul Winter, Dave Liebman, Jimmy Cliff, Frank Gambale, Tom Rainey, Avishy Cohen, Craig Handy, Billy Drewes, Matthew Garrison, Rebekka Bakken, Nils Langren, Papo Vasquez, Orlando Marin y su orchestra, Andy Gonzales as well as Bob Moses, to name but a few, served as musical director for Gloria Gaynor, was finalist at the Fish Middleton Jazz Scholarship Competition, and toured extensively with various bands in Europe, South America, Russia and the Middle East. Mr Derado has lived the last 12 years in New York and has now moved back to Berlin/Germany. He is currently signed by Sunnysiderecords, released 6 CD’s under his name, is frequently working with the NDR Bigband and teaching at the JIB University (Berlin). 2014 he got appointed to be Professor at the Musikhochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover.

Veit Huebner
Veit Hübner studied orchestral music under Ulrich Lau and Wolfgang Güttler and jazz & popular music with Thomas Stabenow in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, as well as jazz bass in New York with Marc Johnson and Eddie Gomez. Founding member of the music comedy group Tango Five, which played successfully on national and international stages for over 26 years. Among others, he won the renowned Hennessy Jazz Search 1999 with his "Tales in Tones Trio", he received scholarships from the DAAD and the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg and, in 2003, the Jazz Prize of the state of Baden-Württemberg. Hübner works regularly with Walter Sittler, Ulrich Kienzle, Joo Kraus, Salsa Fuerte and Tango bandoneonist Raul Jaurena. In the classical area with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart. He is the co-founder and artistic director of the Einhalden festival, which will take place for the seventeenth time in 2019. He is also the first chairman of the jazz culture Korntal-Münchingen e.V. for 10 years, for which he organizes a monthly jazz series.

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