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Finnish Saxophonist Pekka Pylkkanen receives Artist Grant from Jazz for Peace™!
Breaking News: First Ever Jazz for Peace™ Concert in Finland to take place at Hotel President Club in Helsinki on October 17, 2015. Concert will feature Pekka's Group along with Jazz for Peace™ founder Rick DellaRatta and a CD Release Party!
By: Louise Johnson Jazz Management
Pekka Pylkkänen (saxophonist, composer, jazz artist, educator, manager) has performed around the world as a leader and released several CDs that have received critical acclaim. His work is well-known throughout Scandinavia, Europe, South America and Asia as music that continues
to push the limits and he is also a sought-after clinician who has given master classes and clinics in dozens of music universities and colleges in more than 30 countries.
Jazz for Peace founder Rick DellaRatta is now considered by many to be one of the finest Singer/Pianists performing today and one of only a handful of Jazz Artists who can make a successful musical presentation to a large audience without having to abandon the true art form of Jazz. His recent Africa/ India tour won the Hark Award for outstanding Documentary Project and was included on The Foundation Center’s list of top musician philanthropists with Bono, Elton John, Peter Gabriel, and Sting. Rick and his group JAZZ FOR PEACE™ have been quoted in numerous publications ranging from USA’s LasVegas.com to Africa’s The New Ghanian as “One of the most significant cultural events of our time!”
The event will also include a CD Release Party for Visa Oscar Group.
GRANTS FOR OUTSTANDNG CAUSES, ARTISTS AND PROJECTS: After awarding over 850 Grants to the worlds most outstanding causes, Jazz for Peace Foundation has added a new series of Grants to help outstanding artists and musical projects! This event will be the first to follow the Historic Jazz for Peace™ Concert in Nepal for Eduvision to Celebrate the 13th Anniversary of their landmark appearance at thie United Nations.
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Louis Johnson Jazz Management
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