“Sounding ‘nordic’ and swinging at the same time has proven difficult. Maratone Quintet, a Helsinki-based instrumental jazz combo, proves they might have found the right path.” (Finnish Music Quarterly 1/2009)
Maratone Quintet (Helsinki, FIN) consists of five individual and talented musicians. The ensemble was founded in 2004. In the spring of 2006 the quintet participated The Young Nordic Jazz Comets – jazz ensemble competition receiving good reviews in the media. The quintet’s members represent the young and exciting up-and-coming jazzplayer generation in Finland.
Maratone Quintet’s music is a combination of rhythmic Afro-American influences and Nordic “cool” sounds. The Quintet’s repertoire consists entirely of originals composed by the members of the band; the music covers a wide emotional spectrum from tight rhythmical textures to eloquent melodies. Maratone Quintet’s debut album Setting Out was released December 2008 by Free Agent Records. The group’s second album Finding The Way was released September 2012 by Prophone Records.