DDT Jazzband with special guest Johanna Försti
(Niklas Andersson trp, Fred Andersson cl, Joonatan Rautio ts, Mikko Mustonen trb, Ilkka Joronen p, Pekka Mesimäki g/bjo, Shane McKenzie b, Jartsa Karvonen d, special guest Johanna Försti voc)
The Statesmen of Swing – 65th anniversary
Since 1958, the DDT Jazz Band, or Downtown Dixie Tigers, has held up the flag of the traditional Dixieland style in Finland. In it’s genre, the orchestra is the oldest in our country and the most internationally known. DDT has a jubilee year and will have Finnish soul queen Johanna Försti as a guest at Baltic Jazz, whose voice also adapts beautifully to traditional “Red Hot Mama” interpretations in the style of New Orleans and the deep south.
Johanna Försti, picture by Henri Niemistö