Pauli Lyytinen nominated for the Ted Curson Award

Saxophonist Pauli Lyytinen has been elected to be awarded with the Ted Curson Award. The Aspiring Talent of the Year Award goes to saxophonist Max Zenger.

Pauli Lyytinen, 33, is known for being a unique artist. He has performed actively with bands such as Elifantree, Raoul Björkenheim eCsTaSy, and Mikko Innanen 10+. Lyytinen and his band, Pauli Lyytinen Magnetia Orkesteri will launch their debut album on July 14 at Pori Jazz.

Ted Curson Award is awarded every year by Pori Jazz to an artist of great importance. Pori Jazz does also grant monetary aid for the artists.

The Aspiring Talent of the year award goes to Max Zenger, 29, who is currently finishing his studies at the Jazz department of Sibelius Academy at the University of Arts Helsinki. Zenger will play as the lead of his own Maxxxtet orchestra, feature as a guest with Adele Sauros Quartet, Sointi Jazz Orchestra and Kaisa’s Machine.

The 52nd annual Pori Jazz Festival starts on this Saturday and goes on until Saturday next week. The Main Concerts take place on next Thursday, Friday and Saturday featuring Jamiroquai, Grace Jones, Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock and Erykah Badu.