Guitarist Marzi Nyman is an excellent example of a versatile musician who has breathed new life into Finnish rhythm music. Nyman started his studies at the Sibelius Academy’s jazz department in 1998, but the life of a musician proved to be more attractive than studying. In the Finnish rock scene, Nyman has played in bands such as Tekniikan ihmelapset and as touring support for Apulanta. Over the years, Nyman has played on more than forty albums. He has also done a lot of work for television and film. He has written more extensive compositions for the Vaasa City Orchestra and the Guards Band, among others. In 2003, Nyman was chosen as the Pori Jazz Artist of the Year.

In Naantali, the annual cycle does not follow familiar paths. Uneven rhythms and fiery pace take over Sebastian Fagerlund’s Octet and Astor Piazzolla’s Winter, while Vernon Duke takes a Broadway bathed in light to a Paris in spring. Experimental music master George Crumb’s haunting Music for a Summer Evening resonates with every listener.

The Naantali Music Festival culminates in a fitting finale at Naantalin Kaivohuone. The evening features Emma Salokoski’s most beloved songs performed by top Finnish musicians. Poetry and longing, frenzy and rebellion – this is what the basic pillars of being human can sound like.

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