The Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory, the Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia and the Sibelius Academy: the three 2002 host schools in Helsinki joined forces to create a cd of the six ensembles. A unique documentation of the soon-to-be-professionals who participated in the 2002 IASJ Jazz Meeting. Their first steps on the path to professionalism.
Thanks to producer David Liebman and the coaches of the six ensembles: Katchie Cartwright, USA; Jerome Tomas, Switzerland; Claudio Fasoli, Italy; Guri Agmon, Israel; Glenn Ferris, France; Pedro Moreira, Portugal; Bill Warfield, USA; Mats Holtne, Sweden; Pekka Pylkkänen, Finland; Ellen Rowe, USA; Gary Keller, USA; Jarmo Hoogendijk, The Netherlands.
The opening track, composed by Nicole Johänntgen: Nothing like it seems:
The second track, composed by Markus Hängsel: Melody # 1:
The third track, composed by Tal Kopstein: Song at the Sea:
The fourth track, composed by Salit Lahav: Juttutupa (name of a delicious restaurant):
The fifth track, composed by Philipp Rehm, Ill Blues:
Thre sixth track, Composed by Andriyu Ivchenko, White Nights:
The seventh track, composed by Lasse Sakara, Boogie Grasse: