Join the Finlandia Foundation Boston as they celebrate 60 years of promoting and celebrating Finnish culture not only in the Boston area, but across the state. The 60th year anniversary party will start with a light dinner followed by a modern Scandinavian jazz concert with guitarist Olli Hirvonen & His Band (Marty Kenney – bass and Nathan Ellman-Bell – drums).
ABOUT OLLI HIRVONEN
Hirvonen is a Finnish jazz guitarist currently based in New York City. He is the most accomplished Finnish guitarist of his generation, having already been chosen as the Artist of the Year of the Pori International Jazz Festival 2011 and having an international career well on its way. Born in the city of Lappeenranta, a lakeside town in southeast Finland, he began his musical studies at the age of nine at the local music institute with classical guitar and piano.
After finishing high school in 2008, Hirvonen began his studies at the prestigious jazz department of Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he finished his Bachelor’s degree in June 2011. In August 2011 he relocated to New York City to pursue his Master’s degree at the Manhattan School of Music.
Hirvonen has been performing with his own ensembles all around the world since 2008. These performances include festivals in Finland and abroad, including the main stage of Pori Jazz, the most famous jazz festival of Finland. Hirvonen was nominated as the Artist of the Year of the Pori Jazz 2011 festival, which is one of the highest and the most visible recognition in the Finnish jazz scene.
RSVP at FinlandiaBoston@gmail.com
call Sirkku Konttinen at 617-484-6847 by November 30th.
mail your check to:
FINLANDIA FOUNDATION – BOSTON
P. O. BOX 308
ARLINGTON, MA 02474-0007
You can also RSVP and pay at the door