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Kauhava Big Band is a traditional 18 piece big band featuring male and female vocal soloists. In some programs accordeon is added to line up. The Orchestra plays mostly jazz music based on traditional swing style. The repertoire also contains lots of Finnish and international evergreens arranged by members of the band.


Kauhava Big Band was formed in 1986. The players of the band are from Ostrobothnia region of Finland. The band is comprised of five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets, piano, bass and drums.. The leader of the band is Jukka Heinonen.


The ensemble has during more than 30 years performed lots of concerts, played in smaller and bigger dance events both in Finland and abroad. The band has visited several times North America, latest in 2011 Oregon and Vancouver and 2018 Toronto..