Elena & The Rom Ensemble

Live Act Jazz Ethnojazz
Elena & The Rom Ensemble - Jazz Ethnojazz Live Act in Helsinki

Elena & The Rom Ensemble Short Info

Elena & The Rom Ensemble is a jazz group led by the singer Elena Mindru, a Montreux Jazz Voice Competition awardee (2nd Prize and the Public Prize in 2012).
In May 2014 the group has won the Finnish finals of the Young Nordic Jazz Comets competition, therefore they represented Finland in the nordic showcase in September 2014 in Helsinki, within the Jazz Finland festival.
In July 2014 they have released their first album together, Evening in Romania, through EM Records, Elena's own label. The album has been very well received in Finland, but also in Romania and other European countries.
The foundation of the repertoire performed by the group is mainly based on Elena’s compositions, that invite the listener to an exotic musical journey. They combine inventively elements of traditional music from Romania into jazz. Elena Mindru is accompanied by an acoustic jazz quartet which also includes violin – a special and distinct flavour of their sound.

Elena & The Rom Ensemble is a jazz group led by the singer Elena Mindru, a Montreux Jazz Voice Competition awardee (2nd Prize and the Public Prize in 2012).
In May 2014 the group has won the Finnish finals of the Young Nordic Jazz Comets competition, therefore they represented Finland in the nordic showcase in September 2014 in Helsinki, within the Jazz Finland festival.
In July 2014 they have released their first album together, Evening in Romania, through EM Records, Elena's own label. The album has been very well received in Finland, but also in Romania and other European countries.
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Past Gigs Elena & The Rom Ensemble

  • 06 | 2015 Cluj-Napoca Elena & The Rom Ensemble @ Symphonic meets Jazz, Transilvania Philharmonic Orchestra
  • 01 | 2015 Turku/Stockholm Elena & The Rom Ensemble @ Flame Jazz Cruise
  • 12 | 2014 Helsinki Elena & The Rom Ensemble @ Juttutupa
  • 09 | 2014 Helsinki @ Young Nordic Jazz Comets Nordic Showcase, Koko Jazz Club
  • 09 | 2014 Jyväskylä CD Release Concert @ Poppari
  • 09 | 2014 Hämeenlinna CD Release Concert @ Suistoklubi
  • 09 | 2014 Tallinn CD Release Concert @ Philly Joe’s
  • 09 | 2014 Helsinki CD Release Concert @ Lavaklubi
  • 08 | 2014 Helsinki @ Jazz-Espa
  • 07 | 2014 Gărâna @ Gărâna Jazz Festival
  • 05 | 2014 Helsinki @ Young Nordic Jazz Comets Final, Koko Jazz Club
  • 04 | 2014 Helsinki @ Koko Jazz Club
  • 02 | 2014 Helsinki @ Musiikkitalon Klubi
  • 02 | 2014 Helsinki @ Allotria

Discography Elena & The Rom Ensemble

  • 2014 Evening in Romania Album | EM Records

Media

  • Video 1. Jocul Tambalelor
  • Video Elena Mindru - I Do Not
  • Video Elena Mindru - Swan (Balcad)
  • Video Elena & Rom Ensemble

Origin

  • Helsinki FI

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Elena Mindru vocals
  • Sampo Hiukkanen violin
  • Tuomas J. Turunen piano
  • Eero Seppä double bass
  • Anssi Tirkkonen drums