Vladimir Shafranov Trio feat. Jukkis Uotila & Hans Backenroth


klo 19:00


32,50 € (2 concerts)

Vladimir “Vova” Shafranov – piano
Hans Backenroth (SE) – bass
Jukkis Uotila – drums

Vladimir “Vova” Shafranov is a Russian-born musician. He has been active in the Finnish jazz field since 1973. His collaboration with saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen and other significant Finnish jazz names has been documented comprehensively on 1970s recordings. Shafranov’s trio, bass player Pekka Sarmanto and drummer Jukkis Uotila was one the most employed Finnish bands at the time. His recordings have been specifically popular in the turn of the millennium. Shafranov made career also in New York in the 1980-90s with Ron Carter among others. After moving back to Finland Vova settled in Åland with his family and is still active there.

“Dear jazz friends,

It’s with a sense of great joy and anticipation that I’m looking forward to perform with my trio in my adapted home city of Mariehamn, especially these days when opportunity to perform “live” is so rare. I’m looking very much forward to making music again with my old friends Jukkis Uotila and Hans Backenroth, two of the most accomplished musicians in Northern Europe. I hope many of you will be there to share in our joy of playing great music for you!”