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Tuomo & Markus at Rockwood Music Hall

Tuomo & Markus is a new musical project from acclaimed Finnish soul artist Tuomo Prättälä and singer/songwriter Markus Nordenstreng of The Latebirds.

The two gentlemen gathered spontaneously at Wavelab Studio in Tucson AZ to record new music with their friends who included John Stirratt (Wilco, Autumn Defense), John Convertino, Joey Burns and Jakob Valenzuela from Calexico, Pat Sansone (Wilco, Autumn Defense), and Gary Louris (The Jayhawks) who also contributed one song for the album.

The duo’s debut album 'Dead Circles' – which also features Finnish musicians Juho Viljanen, Miikka ‘McGyver’ Paatelainen and Jere Ijäs– will be available in North America and Europe in 2017/18.

While their craftsmanship and timeless songs are rooted in the great American songbook and some of the harmonies may be reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel or Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tuomo & Markus are no retro act. Unusual arrangements and fearless use of both vintage and modern technology brings their sound to the 21st Century.

Tuomo & Markus new live lineup includes Finnish jazz trumpet sensation Verneri Pohjola. With Pohjola onboard the group’s jazz and psychedelic influences have become more evident.
 

Earlier Event: September 17
The Liberté Big Band at Rockwood Music Hall
Later Event: September 19
Alexia Bomtempo at Rockwood Music Hall