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Worldwide Awards 2014 // Artist Focus // Jimi Tenor

November 28, 2013

Ahead of the ninth instalment in the annual Worldwide Awards at Koko, we will be shedding light on the artists performing through a series of questions. First up, the one and only Jimi Tenor.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself please. Who are you, where are you from etc.?

I’m Jimi Tenor, from Helsinki, Finland. I’m a multi-instrumentalist, play sax, flute and keyboards.

How would you describe your music?

I think underground exotica could describe my style quite well. There are hints of contemporary classical music, but also rhythms from around the world. I tend to play a lot of solos when performing.

Whom do you count amongst your most significant influences when it comes to production?

Krautrock band CAN, Sun-Ra. Both Sun Ra and Can recorded their albums very simply, many times at rehearsal rooms. Also 50′s instrumental exotica recordings have influenced me.

If you could give a musical award of the year, what would it be and for whom?

Hard question. One year goes so quickly and I have hard time to follow when albums were released. Maybe some Spanish flamenco singer. Why not?

Do you have a current DJ mix or any tracks that are available for free download right now that we could point folks to?

I would go to Spotify. My new album “Exocosmos” can be heard there.

For more information on the Worldwide Awards and the other artists performing, click HERE.

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View other artists performing at the Worldwide Awards:

JIMI TENOR // THE INTERNET // JONWAYNE // ADY SULEIMAN // SWINDLE // VALERIE JUNE // CHRISTIAN RICH