Congratulations to Markku Ounaskari for receiving the Yjor Award!
Markku Ounaskari receives the Yrjö prize, the most prestigious jazz award in Finland, during the National Jazz Convention 2014 in Tampere. He has made more than 50 recordings in Finland and abroad including 4 recordings for ECM Records. His Album Kuara (ECM) with trumpeter Per Jørgessen and pianist Samuli Mikkonen received the Emma Award for the Best Finnish Jazz Recording in 2010.
Markus Stockhausen, international trumpet soloist and composer, has collaborated extensively with his father, the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. Since 2002 he focusses on his own composed and improvised music, including a kind of devotional, intuitive music that transcends all musical styles. As a teacher he regularly gives seminars on "Singing and Silence" as well as on "Intuitive Music And More".
Sophie Blussé - artist manager
We are happy to announce our international collaboration with Bureau Blussé, the agency of Sophie Blussé, freelance project manager in the field of jazz, pop and world music.
Since 2013 Blussé has worked for several organisations, such as North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam Codarts Conservatory, London Jazz Festival and Dutch Performing Arts, the international program of the Performing Arts Fund NL.