"HI PEKKA, NICE TO MEET YOU. IN BRAZIL WE LOVE ALL FREEDOM JAZZ MUSIC, BUT IN SOUTH AMERICA IS NOT LIKE USA OR FINLAND JAZZ FM STATIONS....24 HOURS GROOVE JAZZ...NO, IN BRAZIL ONLY WEEKLY JAZZ RADIO SHOW. I SAY THAT BECAUSE I HAVE TWO HOURS TO…"
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master's Degree on Jazz performance from Sibelius Academy. Additional studies both in Sibelius and privately in the US. Have played with a great number of groups both in Finland and abroad. As a leader have toured in Finland, Norway, denmark, USA, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Peru, Brazil, China, Korea, Japan. As a leader 3 CDs, latest one is called 'Listen'- Art Of Life Records (digital) and LUMINO RECORDS (PHYSICAL CD). Dozens of other recordings.
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HI PEKKA, I BACK. THANKS TO YOUR INTEREST...OUR INTEREST TO PROMOTE MORE AND MORE THE INSTRUMENTAL, SWING AND BEAT JAZZ. ACCORDING THE DOWNBEAT JAZZ MAGAZINE, THE NUMBER OF JAZZ MUSICIANS GROW UP EVERY YEAR. SO, WE NEED TO CREATE PURCHASER PUBLIC. AUDIENCE. LISTENERS. ALSO, IN ALL WORLD MUSICAL BUSINESS, BELONG TO JAZZ ONLY 5 PER CENT. ANNOTHERS 95 PER CENT BELONG TO ROCK, POP MUSIC, REGGAE, ETC. WE MUST CHANGE IT. ALMOST 20 YEARS AGO, I HEARD A FAMOUS RECORDING FROM JIMMY SMITH AND WES MONTGOMERY. ORGAN AND GUITAR. I FALL IN LOVE WITH JAZZ. PURE AMERICAN ART FORM. PEKKA, WHEN YOU SEND ME YOUR PROMOTIONAL CD, I NEED YOU E-MAIL SAYING...YES, YOU CAN PLAY MY MUSIC...I WILL PRINT AND FILE. ARE THE RADIO RULES. ALSO, WHEN I INTRODUCE SOME MUSICIAN, I ALWAYS MAKE SOME COMMENTS ABOUT HIS STRONGEST JAZZ INFLUENCES, PLEASE. --------------- THE RADIO ADDRESS IS......... RADIO LESTE - RUA DR. GOULIN, 291 CURITIBA PARANA BRAZIL ZIP CODE 800 30290 ATT EDSON LUIZ KRUG-------------------------------------------ONCE MORE PEKKA....YOUR NAME PEKKA IS A FINLAND NAME TO PETER? OR ITALIAN PIETRO? ONCE MORE PEKKA, THANKS A LOT TO YOUR HELP. REGARDS. EDSON. LUIZKRUG@BOL.COM.BR
HI PEKKA, NICE TO MEET YOU. IN BRAZIL WE LOVE ALL FREEDOM JAZZ MUSIC, BUT IN SOUTH AMERICA IS NOT LIKE USA OR FINLAND JAZZ FM STATIONS....24 HOURS GROOVE JAZZ...NO, IN BRAZIL ONLY WEEKLY JAZZ RADIO SHOW. I SAY THAT BECAUSE I HAVE TWO HOURS TO INTRODUCE IMPROVISED MUSIC, EVERY MONDAY TO 21.00 PM AT WWW.RADIOLESTE345FM.COM.BR THIS SITE IS UNDER RE-PAGE RIGHT NOW. PEKKA, I AM PROUD TO SAY, MY JAZZ RADIO PROGRAM IS THE MOST HEARDED BRAZILIAN RADIO SHOW IN SOUTH BRAZIL. MY LISTENERS ALSO LISTEN THE USA JAZZ FM RADIOS, BUT THEY KNOW IS VERY IMPORTANT TO DIVULGE JAZZ IN BRAZIL. I WRITE THIS MESSAGE IN HOPE GET CD-PROMOTE TO PLAY AT STATION. THINK ABOUT. I CANNOT PLAY DOWNLOAD MUSIC AT STATION. ONLY ORIGINALS CDS. IF I COULD, WOULD BE THE PARADISE. REGARDS FROM BRAZIL. EDSON.
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."