Berklee Summer in the CityJussi Reijonen Quartet
Bringing together four seasoned musicians from Finland, Sweden, Palestine, and Spain, the Jussi Reijonen Quartet traverses the boundaries between musical cultures, paying tribute to the traditions of American and Scandinavian jazz and the folk musics of the Middle East and Africa in its search for new sounds and textures.
Reijonen's music draws from a wide pool of influences and experiences gathered growing up on four different continents. In both his original compositions and his playing, the open spaces and silences of Scandinavia effortlessly rub shoulders with the maqamat of the Arab world and the rhythmic richness of India and West Africa, creating a truly enchanting musical mosaic. Formed at the renowned Berklee College of Music in late 2009, the group is preparing for the release of its first album, Un, due out later in 2012.