The UMO JAZZ ORCHESTRA is Finland’s only professional jazz and contemporary rhythm music orchestra playing a versatile range of music that is on the pulse of the times. UMO is a creative line-up that focuses on promoting Finnish music at home and internationally. The orchestra is considered to be one of the world’s leading big bands. By commissioning and performing as much new material as possible, UMO encourages and supports the production of jazz in Finland. UMO has gained recognition for this work all over the world.

The UMO Jazz Orchestra consists of some of the top names in Finnish jazz. It also acts as a hands-on educational establishment for Finnish musicians in the fields of jazz and popular music.