Jussi Reijonen's Senior Recital
Born in Rovaniemi, a small town on the Arctic Circle in northern Finland, fretted/fretless guitarist and oudist Jussi Reijonen truly is the product of a world with few frontiers. Having grown up moving back and forth between Finnish Lapland, the Middle East, and East Africa, and currently living in Boston, MA, Jussi has spent his life soaking up the sounds, scents, and shades of Nordic, Middle Eastern, African, and now American culture, all reflected in his music.
In his senior recital, Jussi Reijonen will be performing as part of a new world jazz quintet, sharing the stage with Ali Amr (qanun), Utar Artun (piano), Dylan Coleman (upright bass), and Tareq Rantisi (percussion). The program will include both originals and arrangements of compositions by others.