UMO Jazz Orchestra (c) Tommi Tapola

For its Musica nova concert, UMO Jazz Orchestra has compiled an amazing set of Frank Zappa’s orchestral compositions as arranged by Ed Palermo. Zappa’s instrumental classics played in this G Livelab concert include, among others, King Kong and Peaches en Regalia. Additionally, the concert will feature three new arrangements, created specifically for this occasion by young talents Sampo Kasurinen, Artturi Rönkä and Ville Vannemaa.

Frank Zappa (1940–1993) was a unique personality within popular music, a diverse and talented musician; a composer, electric guitarist, singer, songwriter and group leader, whose musical genius is apparent from his dozens of albums, satirical texts and ability to orchestrate music for eclectic ensembles.