Having grown up moving back and forth between Finnish Lapland, the Middle East, and East Africa and currently living in Boston MA, USA, Jussi Reijonen has spent his life soaking up the sounds, scents and shades of Nordic, Middle Eastern, African, and now American culture, all of which are reflected in his music. This Friday, he is excited to come to Buckman Performing Arts Center to show you what makes him such a talented musician.
Reijonen’s original music draws from a wide pool of influences and experiences gathered on a life journey living on four different continents. In both his original compositions and his playing, the open spaces and silences of Northern Finland effortlessly rub shoulders with the maqamat of the Arab world and the rhythmic richness of Africa and India, creating a truly unique and enchanting musical mosaic.
Along his path, Jussi has worked as bandleader, sideman, composer or arranger with numerous front row artists, and has performed extensively in the United States at prestigious festivals and venues like Lincoln Center,, as well as in Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Germany, France, Lebanon and Canada. He has had the honor of working with Jack deJohnette, Dave Weckl, Pepe de Lucía, and multi-platinum-selling Finnish-Portuguese vocalist Anna Abreu, among others.
The Buckman Center for the Performing Arts at St. Mary's is a premier performance venue that serves as a home for eclectic music and contemporary dance in the most intimate of settings. We encourage you to get out and invite your friends to attend his live performance on March 29th for a wonderful night!
Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at Appling Lakes Apartments in Cordova, Tennessee for the day! This event is coming to town on Friday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!
Friday, March 29, 2019—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Buckman Performing Arts Center
60 Perkins Extended
Memphis, Tennessee 38116