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Masa Orpana

”Warm and soulful.”

From blues to jazz, rock and improvised music.

Masa Orpana has appeared as a soloist in festivals, clubs and well-known concert venues around the world. Born in Kangasala, Finland, Masa is considered to be one of Finland’s most talented tenor sax players as well as a versatile woodwind musician. He has collaborated with many legendary artists, including Diz Watson, Tony Uter, Junior Watson, Jo’ Buddy, Ismo Haavisto and Eero Raittinen.

Masa manages and works with his own group Masa Orpana Honk and plays in Anssi Tikanmäki Orchestra, Jazzmuseo, Wiley Cousins Band and Rakka.

Masa has released five records under his own name: Honky Tonk Man (Alba Records 2005), Brothers (Alba 2008), Travelin’ Home (Alba 2014), Rusty (EP: Alba 2018) and Honk (Alba 2018).

As a band member he appears on the albums of Groovy Eyes, Anssi Tikanmäki Orchestra, Holy Land, Marko Haavisto & Poutahaukat, Yö, Olli Lindholm, Suvi Teräsniska, Jonne Aaron, Pate Mustajärvi, Mikko Alatalo and Tulenkantajat.