”That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The Pori Jazz weekend coincides with the 50th anniversary of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s historic moonwalk. In July 1969, our festival was into its fourth year with e.g. Bobby Hutcherson, Steve Kuhn and Monica Zetterlund appearing in front of our ever appreciative and adept audiences. The jubilee is celebrated with a special concert featuring the indestructible Mopo. The commission for saxophonist Linda Fredriksson, bass player Eero Tikkanen and drummer Eetu Nieminen was deceptively simple: ”Imagine and present your idea of music inspired by the first moonwalk.” With bated breath, we await the singular outcome.
Lineup: Linda Fredriksson (sax), Eero Tikkanen (b) Eeti Nieminen (dr)www.mopomopo.com/