1998 – present (20 years)
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Nuspirit Helsinki (aka. Nu Sound Collective Helsinki) is a multi-talented Finnish collective of DJs, producers and musicians. Group was conceived in 1998 by founding members Tuomas Kallio and Hannu Nieminen who enlisted a core group of Helsinki's finest musicians to develop a dynamic 21st century big band sound informed by a wealth of jazz, funk, soul, afro and latin influences. Equally inspired by cutting edge hip-hop, nu-soul, broken beat, two step, house, and drum and bass, Nuspirit's musical mission is to fuse live organic instrumentation with electronic textures to produce soulful and sophisticated music that can be enjoyed on or off the dancefloor. Tuomas Kallio is currently planning their long awaited second album. The album is due to start recording after the second album by Five Corners Quintet -also a beloved brainchild of Kallio- is finished.
Nuspirit core team:
Producer, composer, guitarist, mixing
Composer, producer, keyboard-player, also a DJ
DJ - is doing a lot of gigs around Europe, also involved in producing
Nuspirit musicians (among others):
Abdissa "Mamba" Assefa
Percussionist, plays almost on every NSH-track
Yoel E. Terry
Flute/Sax, totally amazing Cuban flutist
Vocals, one of the best Finnish female vocalists
Cuban vocalist, clean and high voice
Teppo Mäkynen Young
Finnish jazz drummer - already highly acclaimed
A dub-inspired singer from Ghana, really sensitive voice
Jukka Eskola Young
jazz-inspired trumpet player
Trombone, blows hard
One of the legendary Finnish jazz musicians (sax-player)
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