The 'Avara Trio' is led by the superb alto-saxophonist Jukka Perko, accompanied by two of Finland's finest guitarists, Teemu Viinikainen and Jarmo Saari. Perko - www.jukkaperko.com - has made his mark previously on Australia in different ensemble formations at different music festivals, including Wangaratta Jazz Festival, and has previously been presented on Artsound's "Friday Night Live". Jukka Perko's interpretations of Finnish hymns with soulful sincerity and simplicity have deeply touched European audiences for a whole decade and his albums have become landmarks. In June they performed at the Embassy of Finland and we were there to capture the concert.
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Check the following YouTube clips from live concerts: