The word scope may refer to have a deeper look at things. In our understanding it’s a platform to try new stuff, bring together talent from different backgrounds and have a focus on one specific topic.

The second edition of Scope gives an insight in Scandinavian music ranging from Jazz to Electronic and Classical.

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Kari Ikonen Trio
November 17th, 7:30pm
Watergate

Das Kari Ikonen Trio besteht aus Kari Ikonen am Piano, Markku Ounaskari am Schlagzeug und Olli Rantala am Bass.

Kari Ikonen, Träger des finnischen Jazz-Musiker des Jahres-Preis 2013, ist besonders durch den Erfolg seines internationalen Sextetts Karikko sowie sein Schaffen für verschiedenste Ensembles wie das UMO Jazz Orchestra bekannt. Er arbeitet mit Grössen wie Lee Konitz, Louis Sclavis, Majid Bekkas, Ingrid Jensen und Bob Moses.

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Berlin X Helsinki Ensemble
November 17th, 8:30pm
Watergate

Featuring:

Timo Lassy tenorsax
Sebastian Studnitzky trumpet
Uri Gincel piano
Paul Kleber bass
Jaska Lukkarinen drums

Abdissa Assefa percussions

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Noah Kin
November 17th, 10pm
Watergate

Noah Kin, born 1994, is a Finnish-Nigerian rapper and producer from Helsinki. Already an established artist in Finland, the single releases from his latest album “Now You See” have been attracting attention from outside his home country.Noah has opened for Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt and performed alongside the legendary Oakland rap group The Coup in Finland.

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Terzic/Kalima/Grimal
November 18th, 8pm
Fluxbau

Der ECHO Jazz Preisträger Dejan Terzic hat schon einige Projekte mit Alexandra

Grimal vertont. Alexandra Grimal ist eine französische Saxofonistin des Modern

Creative Jazz und in ihrer Heimat eine Größe. Die Bekanntschaft mit dem umtriebigen Gitarristen Kalima geht auch auf einige Jahre zurück. Ursprünglich als Duo Projekt Kalima – Terzic geplant, realisiert sich dieses Trio nun erstmalig beim Scope Festival in Berlin, und spannt einen 2631km langen musikalischen Bogen über die Hauptstädte Paris – Berlin – Helsinki.

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Jaakko Eino Kalevi
November 18th, 10pm
Fluxbau

Jaakko Eino Kalevi is proud to present the worldwide live premiere of his classic third album, Töölö Labyrinth. Recorded in Helsinki in 2011 and released on his JEKS Viihde label, the album finds the composer taking his sound in a bold new direction after the full-blooded funk of Modern Life (2010). An enlightened mix of spiritual jazz, Brazilian lounge and celestial soul, Töölö Labyrinth (Töölö is a residential district in Helsinki where Jaakko lived at the time) casts Jaakko as a modern-day Moondog: unorthodox, enchanting and vital.

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Buba Wii Aa
November 19th, 8pm
Fluxbau

Buba Wii Aa is an organ trio composed by three young Finnish jazz musicians playing cinematic tunes heavily influenced by the 1960’s San Francisco. Strong compositions and the organic and fresh sound of the band (Mikael Myrskog, keyboards / Eero Seppä, double bass / Sami Nummela, drums) really lightens up the mood everywhere they play.

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Mirel Wagner
November 19th, 10pm
Fluxbau

Es findet sich ein aufsässiger Zug unerschrockenen Mutes in Mirel Wagners sorgfältig gewählten Worten und skelettartigen Akkorden ihrer Akustikgitarre. Ihre Songs sind geschmeidig polierte, schwarze Kieselsteine, welche in einen kalten, bodenlosen Teich geworfen werden – lebenspendende Tropfen, welche die Dunkelheit kräuseln. Wagners akustische Balladendichtung ist so weit vom klischierten Café -Folk entfernt wie nur möglich. Die Musik hat mehr  mit der urzeitlichen Dunkelheit der Swans als mit der volkstümlichen Jovialität eines Bob Dylans zu tun.

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Jimi Tenor & Kabu Kabu
support: Buba Wii Aa
November 20th, 8pm
Bi Nuu

Musician and composer Jimi Tenor has never settled for the traditional role of a pop artist. He is known as a productive musician whose work lies beyond current trends, and also as a performer who combines the finest elements of afro-american music, spontaneous silliness and shameless glamour in an original way.

In his shows with Kabu Kabu, his highly unorthodox Afrobeat band, Tenor invites the audience on a psychedelic journey filled with percussion, ethereal funk, adapted instruments, electric flutes, jazz from other galaxies and vintage electronica. Jimi Tenor continues to embody the image of an eternal enigma in contemporary popular music: he is unpredictable on stage and always surprising in the studio.

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Markus Pesonen (CANCELLED)
November 20th, 7pm
Ölbergkirche

Markus Pesonen is a Finnish composer, guitarist and multimedia artist, investigating the impact of sound and image on people and the environment. “My work continues to be inspired by nature and the nature of reality.” He composes and creates with several music groups ranging from solo guitar with live electronics to his 11-piece ensemble Markus Pesonen Hendectet and is also working with dance, theatre, performance and film. At Scope he will play a solo set.

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Jukka Perko Avara (CANCELLED)
November 20th, 8pm
Ölbergkirche

The first thing one notices about Jukka Perko Avara is its unusual set-up: saxophone, acoustic guitar and electric guitar. While that might seem an outlandish combination, the harmonic inventiveness and the lyricism are completely jaw-dropping.  The sound of the group is surprisingly dense for just three players, with each of the constituent voices supporting and complementing the others. Elegiac soundscapes reach out into the distance, evocatively shot through with sudden momentary flashes. The prevailing mood might be Finnish-melancholic; but there is always a glimmer of hope. Rather than needing to be loud to establish its presence, Avara`s music defines itself with a quiet strength which is all its own

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Linear John
November 17th, 8pm
Coba Bar

In this jungle of hustlers and cop-outs it’s the time to take over. Linear John is provocative and compelling. It’s eclectic without crashing down one musical barrier. Respect the tradition.This is an invitation to the world of peculiar sounds, odd time signatures and the forms you’ve never encountered before. He manages to be tough in the night, quite romantic and more than eccentric while not forgetting his protective nature.

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