Jartsa Karvonen


Jartsa Karvonen



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Karvonen Jartsa_Live.jpg


Education I studied music at the Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory and have since then worked as a freelance musician/drum teacher. Teaching I teach drums and music in Sibelius Academy Jazz Music Department, the Metropolia and Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, the Pop & Jazz Conservatory and the Porvoo Region Music Institute. Current bands Some of my recent bands include DDT jazzband, Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera, The Great Helsinki Swing Big Band, Sarpila & Hovi Quartet, Strandberg Project, Bianca Morales, Slim Cuts and Pepe Willberg. Studio work I have played on approx. 5000 audio tracks of such artista and bands as Kirka, Paula Koivuniemi, Katri-Helena, Lenni-Kalle Taipale, Ami Aspelund, Maarit, Pepe Willberg, Umo, Espoo Big Band, Jukka Linkola, Markku Johansson, Pentti Lahti, John Adams, Bianca Morales, Puppe Strandberg and Slim Cuts. Awards Musician of the Year Award by Finnish record companies in 1990 and Jazz Drummer of the Year by the Jazz Magazine in 1990. Bands I have worked as a permanent member of Umo Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, Espoo Big Band, Linkola Tentet, Avanti Orchestra and The Great Helsinki Swing Big Band. Tours 2018 Slim Cuts, Lapland Tour 2016 Strandberg Project, Armand Sabal-Lecco 2015 Milljazz Tour, Lapland Military Band 2014 Pepe Willberg, Saimaa Tour 2013 Milljazz Tour, Lapland Military Band 2011 Riku Niemi Cool Mambo, Lapland Tour 2010 Paul Jackson, Strandberg Project 2007 TAPANI KANSA 40th Anniversary Tour 2006 FAR EAST, (China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia) Espoo Big Band 2005 Aprill Jazz, Espoo Big Band with Billy Cobham and Randy Brecker 2004 BRAZIL, Espoo Big Band 2002 CUBA, Espoo Big Band 2001 SWEDEN, Norrbotten Big Band 2000 Ladies on Stage Tour 1999 Bumtsibum Tour 1998 AUSTRALIA, Espoo Big Band II & III CUMBRE MUNDIAL DEL TANGO 1995 Granada, Spain 1996 Montevideo, Uruguay 1995 EUROPE, Avanti Orchestra TV and radio I have performed in numerous entertainment and music tv shows e.g. Syksyn sävel Song Contest, Eurovision Song Contest, Toivotaan Toivotaan music show, Soitinmenot and Bumtsibum music quiz show. Theater Helsinki City Theater Finnish National Theater Swedish Theater Tampere Theater Espoo City Theater Musicals Cats, Max and Moritz, Beatles Musical, Marsipanpojken, Me and My Girl, Galicula, Kungsvägen, 1900 Musical, Stand By Me, Silta, Saturday Night Fever, Evita, Beauty and the Beast, Producers and La Cage aux Folles.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Exotic, warm, trashy. Medium range, complex mix. Fast, responsive feel, fairly quick decay. An explosive Crash cymbal with a strong, low wash for unique effects in many styles of music.

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