New live videos from ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn NY released

Some new incriminating live evidence has been leaked from our October 30th concert in Brooklyn NY’s ShapeShifter Lab featuring Japanese percussion wizard Keita Ogawa…


JUSSI REIJONEN: UN feat. Keita Ogawa – Kaiku
(Live at ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn NY Oct 30 2013)

JUSSI REIJONEN: UN feat. Keita Ogawa – Serpentine
(Live at ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn NY Oct 30 2013)

“un” nominated for best World Beat album at the 13th annual Independent Music Awards

Jussi Reijonen,Valerie June, Melissa Ferrick, Yuck, The Soul Of John Black, Omar Sosa, Willie Sugarcapps, Born Of Osiris, Vienna Teng, and Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche Are Among The Nominees of
The 13th Independent Music Awards

Nearly 400 Self-Released & Independent Label Artists Nominated

For Immediate Release

March 11, 2014 – Finnish fretted/fretless guitarist and oudist Jussi Reijonen of Boston MA joins nearly 400 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named today by Music Resource Group (MRG) as Nominees in The 13th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.

Jussi Reijonen is nominated among an eclectic mix of established artists and artists on the rise including Melissa Ferrick, Yuck, The Soul of John Black, Omar Sosa, Willie Sugarcapps, Born Of Osiris, Vienna Teng and Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche, among many other deserving artists whose recordings were released during the 13th IMA program eligibility period.

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Jussi Reijonen: un @ Regattabar, Boston MA tickets now on sale!


Dear Friends,

I’m taking a break from sketching some new cello arrangements to write this, sipping a chai latte at home as Boston is getting ready for another round of snow to hit the city. I have to say, though, that the correlation between “snow fall” and “snow storm” has seemed a little interesting sometimes around here – from a northern Finnish, more Arctic perspective, that is…

Anyhow, first, I would like to send a huge Thank You to all who voted for “un” in WNYC’s New Sounds Best of Poll – we made it to #6 in the results! I was floored by the amount of support the album received. To top everything off, the album turned up in Lucid Culture’s Best Jazz Albums of 2013 list as well as in KMUW Global Village’s Best of 2013… to say I was surprised is a major understatement.

So… Thank You again!

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“un” made #6 in WNYC’s “New Sounds Best of 2013” poll – huge thanks to everyone who voted!

Dear Friends,

I realize this is the umpteenth post of this nature lately (I apologize), but I’m quite taken aback by “un” showing up in so many Best of 2013 polls. I never could’ve imagined anything like this.


Kiitos to everyone who voted “un” to #6 in WNYC Radio‘s “New Sounds Best of 2013” poll!!!

I’m humbled to be on the same list as Bill Frisell, Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road ensemble, Vijay Iyer and Nashaz and so many other amazing musicians… kiitos, kiitos, kiitos to all of you who voted and supported independent music!


“un” included in Lucid Culture’s “The Best Jazz Albums of 2013”!


What a way to close the year… “un” made Lucid Culture‘s The Best Jazz Albums of 2013 list!

“A still, spacious, slowly unwinding masterpiece from the Finnish oudist/guitarist and his quartet. Original night-sky themes and a classic Coltrane cover feature lithely intertwining levantine grooves, bittersweetly Egyptian-flavored motifs and Utar Artun’s eerily twinkling chromatic piano.”

Speechless. Thank you for the support!

Vote for “un” in New York radio WNYC’s “New Sounds Best of 2013” poll!


Dear Friends,

Just found out my album “un” is among the candidates for New York’s WNYC Radio‘s New Sounds Best Of 2013 listeners poll!

I have to say I’m more than honored to be on the same list as so many musicians I look up to…

If you have a moment, please cast your vote here (you have to click “Next” twice).

Thank you so much for all your support!





Live interview on Dave Wade’s “Juke, Jive & Jazz” show on WMPG FM

Attention Maine!

I’ll be chatting to DJ Dave Wade on his “Juke, Jive & Jazz” show on WMPG FM (90.9 / 104.1 FM) this afternoon (Dec 11 2013) at 2 pm EST. Tune in and hang out with us:

Hoping to see you at Woodfords Church at our Dimensions In Jazz series Portland, ME debut concert this Friday!

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Live interview on WMPG FM tonight for Bob Cochran’s “Three-Piece Gabardine Saxophone” show



Tune in to WMPG FM (90.9 / 104.1 FM) tonight at 9 pm EST – I’ll be chatting with Bob Cochran on his “Three-Piece Gabardine Saxophone” show about un and this Friday’s concert for the Dimensions In Jazz series in Portland ME!

This Friday’s concert details here: JUSSI REIJONEN: UN @ Dimensions in Jazz, Woodfords Church