Upcoming project: ‘Jazzy Wind’ – the Millennium Jazz Orchestra plays Symphonic Wind (2015-2016).
MJO & Strings: The Millennium Jazz Orchestra with string orchestra Sinfonietta Aurora and singer Esra Dalfidan
ArtEZ Composition Contest (2007-2013). This contest was open for composers of all nationalities (no age limit). Participants came from all over the world. Each year the Millennium Jazz Orchestra, under Joan Reinders’ leadership, performed five selected compositions for the final round.
MJO upcoming LIVE CONCERTS
Michael Abene conducting Abene
May 3, 2017, 9:00pm - May 3, 2017, 4:00pm
Michael Abene is conducting his music with two big bands. The first set with the ArtEZ Bigband Zwolle and the second set with Millennium Jazz Orchestra.
Antti Rissanen (b1975) An important band for Rissanen Mr. Fonebone, a quintet formed with saxophonist Mikko Innanen, that toured around Finland in spring 1998 and organized series of concerts the next year where Canadian trumpetist Ingrid Jensen featured as a soloist. In 21st century Rissanen has led also the electric groovejazz band, Antti Rissanen Electric Band, and Nordic Project which he formed with New Yorker bass player Ted Trimble.Besides playing trombone, Rissanen conducts big bands and composes music for them. As a permanent conductor of Imatra Big Band he has been since 2004 but he has also conducted many other distinguished Finnish big bands, like Settlement Big Band, Stadia Big Band, UMO and Espoo Big Band.