Reine Rimón & Her Hot Papas is a unique band in Finland´s jazz history.
It is the only Finnish band ever playing solely traditional New Orleans jazz on a regular basis also in New Orleans - and performing in Europe and the U.S.A. with professional traditional jazz musicians from the Big Easy.
The band was established in 1989. In these three photos, you can see the band (1) in the 1993 configuration at the Storyville Jazz Club in Helsinki, Finland), (2) in the 1996 configuration at the Fritzel´s Jazz Club in New Orleans, U.S.A., and (3) in the 2007 configuration at the Storyville Jazz Club in Helsinki, Finland).
The band´s speciality is to accompany Ms. Rimón´s repertoire of the early blues songs of the 1910´s and 1920´s, originally performed by Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey "the Mother of the Blues".
The band is available for all occasions worldwide.
For more information please contact Alpo Collanus.
Storyville Jazz Club in Helsinki, Finland, 1993. Photo by Timo Raunio.
Fritzel´s Jazz Club in New Orleans, 1996. Photo by Rainer K. Lampinen (FRPS, MPA).
Storyville Jazz Club in Helsinki, Finland, 2007. Photo by Timo Raunio.