One of the most prolific guitarists in Finland, Jarmo Saari needs no introduction. His career has seen several solo productions and bands alike, including Jarmo Saari Republic who debuted five years ago. Maestro Saari, who plays the baritone guitar in this ensemble is accompanied by three amazing percussionists: Sami Kuoppamäki, Olavi Louhivuori, and Abdissa “Mamba” Assefa. Their 2014 debut album and the following gigs have been followed by a period of silence but Jarmo Saari Republic are now making a comeback which will start at Pori Jazz. Their concert in July will be accompanied by the release of their new EP which will later be realised as a full album. They will be playing new music as played by an extraordinary ensemble, this one is not to be missed!
Lineup: Jarmo Saari (g); Abdissa "Mamba" Assefa (d, perc); Olavi Louhivuori (d, perc); Sami Kuoppamäki (d)