XMAS SPECIAL: KP´S SOUL/FUNK UNIT FEAT. EMILIA SISCO FRI 13.12.2019 Tapiola Garden
April Jazz Club fall season comes to a stunning end with groovy soul and funk evening with promising blues singer Emilia Sisco and group of internationally acclaimed musicians.
KP´s Soul/Funk Unit feat. Emilia Sisco salutes old school soul music, yet gives well-deserved honor to some new soul gems and Emilia’s own fresh material in which American jazz and soul tradition meets modern arrangements. Emilia Sisco is promising soul star with stunning voice and soulful interpretations. She was awarded by Finnish Blues Awards as a newcomer of the 2017 and released a praised debut album You Ain’t Heard in the beginning of 2018.
Talented soloist has a equally talented group of musicians around her. KP´s Soul/Funk Unit is a collective, lead by drummer Kari Paavola, who made a name for himself in London. Band consists of some of the foremost musicians in Finland: guitarist Riku Pajamaa tours European arenas with Sunrise Avenue, bassist Iiro Kautto plays in a bands of Ina Forsman and Erja Lyytinen, keyboardist Risto Kumpulainen is seen in a bands such as Eero Raittinen Band and Tuomari Nurmio. The band leader Kari Paavola has played with Vanessa Haynes, Womack and Womack, Tasha Taylor, Enrique Inglesias and Xantone Blacq, among others. He is now back in Finland and is known here from the Töölö Funk Club in Manala and bunch of international projects he brings to tour in Finland. KP´s Soul/Funk Unit plays originals and classic soul and funk covers.
At April Jazz Club the audience is quaranteed with a danceable evening with improvisation and sweaty groove. The fall season of April Jazz Club is finished by live music combined with a tasty Christmas menu by Grill It! restaurant.
KP´s Soul/Funk Unit feat. Emilia Sisco Emilia Sisco – vocals Kari Paavola – drums Riku Rajamaa – guitar Risto Kumpulainen – keys Iiro Kautto – bass
The concert is opened by Ebeli Show, presenting the students of Ebeli, the pop/jazz department of the Espoo Music Institute. This time the Ebeli Show is featured by an a cappella group of four singers: The Bop Sh’ Bops.
Ebeli Show: The Bop Sh’ Bops Mirja Aapola – vocals Hanna Heljaste – vocals Kamilla Kujala – vocals Riikka Särkelä – vocals
Ebeli Show: The Bop Sh’ Bops 7 PM KP´s Soul/Funk Unit feat. Emilia Sisco 8 PM Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden, Tapionaukio 3, Espoo Tickets at the door 17€ / 15€ (students), payment with card | Tickets in advance are available at Lippu.fi No age limit
Dinner is available at the show by booking a table in advance from the Tapiola Garden restaurant Grill It!. Booking a table at the club requires both dining and buying a ticket in advance.