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Jimi Tenor (FI) | Xenon

Jimi Tenor is something else. This renowned Finnish musician has made waves for the last good 25 years with his unique, playful attitude to music. Respected both in his native Finland and around Europe and Japan, he’s championed by the likes of the UK-tastemaker Gilles Peterson and did receive Peterson’s John Peel ”Play More Jazz” award for his work in 2014.

Tenor is a long time musical collaborator with the legendary Fela Kuti afrobeat drummer Tony Allen and their working relationship has seen the release of a full length album and numerous other collaborations. The two have become friends and Tenor performed in a special line-up at Allen’s 70th birthday in London.

As a composer Jimi Tenor has never settled for the traditional role. He is known as a productive musician whose work lies beyond current trends, and also as a performer who combines the finest elements of afro-american music, occasional spontaneous silliness and shameless glamour in a...

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  • Jimi Tenor - saxofon, fløjte, synths

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