KUU! “Artificial Sheep” out now



“KUU! take no prisoners. Serbia-born singer Jelena Kuljić, two blistering electric guitarists, and brilliant free-jazz/avant-rock drummer Christian Lillinger grippingly churn through fast improv, snarlingly punky vocals, Arcade Fire and Beastie Boys covers, and intimately ghostly ballads.”

  • The Guardian, John Fordham (GB)




Dido & Aeneas Film released

Dido and Aeneas Opera Film with music of Purcell and Kalima and played by Flamish Opera released!


Kuu! will release the new album “Artificial Sheep” on ACT Records in August 2021. New compositions for string quartet and guitar will be performed in 2021. Check out new video links on the renewed home page.

News 12/19

Highlights of 2019: “Flying like Eagles” Record Release in Berlin Philharmony in September and the composition “Dido & Aeneas, remembered” played by Opera de Lyon eight times in Lyon and four shows in Duisburg, Ruhrtriennale in August. Looking forwars to 20 years of Klima Kalima concerts in 2020.

News 02/17

Kalle Kalima will be working as guitar teacher at the University of Luzern starting in September 2017. Looking forward!

News 03/16

Kalle Kalima is among three nominated candidates for Echo Jazz Prize in category “Gitarre National” with the album “Electric Willow” by Tenors of Kalma.

News 01/2016

Kalle Kalima´s new album “High Noon” is released 29.1.2016 by ACT Music. Greg Cohen (Bs) and Max Andrzejewski (drs) are playing in the trio “Long Winding Road” with Kalima. The group is playing mostly classic Western tunes as well as a Sibelius March and composition by Leonard Cohen. As its central episode, there are four hits from films scored by Dimitri Tiomkin, including “High Noon” and “Ballad of Alamo”. The group will be touring in January and March in Germany, Austria and Holland. Besides this Kalima is playing a new compositions by Sven-Ingo Koch with Ensemble Resonanz and eero Hämeenniemi´s Electric Guitar Concerto “Keskellä Blues” Konstanzer Philharmonie in February and March.

News 08/2015

The new “Tenors of Kalma” album “Electric Willow” was released in March 2015 and the band was touring in Europe to promote the album. The band Kronthaler with the classical singer Theresa Kronthaler and Oliver Potratz on bass released its first album on Sony Music in the spring 2015. Both albums got positive feedback in the media. The Summer 2015 was an active period Kalima playing five different concerts at the Südtirol Jazz Festival as well in Ljubljana, Lissabon, Elbjazz in Hamburg with Kuu!. One highlight was the concert at the Moers festival with Z-Country paradise.

In January 2016 an album with Greg Cohen and Max Andrzejevski will be released and the band will be touring to promote the album.


News 2/2014

Johnny la Maramas new album “Il Purgatorio” comes out in February 2014. The band will be touring in Europe this year. Johnny played in November new compositions by Michael Wertmüller in Vienna and Graz. Grazer Kronen Zeitung wrote on the 22.11.2013: “Complex. Stur. Virtuotic. Original.”

Eero Hämeenniemi´s electric guitar concerto on the 28.1 in Hamburg with Ensemble Resonanz was a highlight. Hamburger Abendblatt wrote on the 30.1.2014: “Kalle Kalimas weicher, runder Gitarrenton verlieh dem Ganzen etwas so Stimmhaftes, Beseeltes, dass die oft beschworene Empfindsamkeit gar nichts Bezopftes hatte, sondern einfach zu Herzen ging….Und als Zugabe improvisierte Kalima über den Streicherseufzern aus dem langsamen Satz von Bachs h-Moll-Sinfonie. Das klang, als wäre die Musik genau dafür geschrieben worden. Schöner lassen sich Blues und Klassik nicht verschmelzen.”

Kuu! will be touring in Germany in march presenting the new LP “Sex gegen Essen”. Also the new K-18 album “Bunuel!” will come out in 2014. There are 2 shows coming up in April Jazz with 2 different programs (Kubrick and Bunuel). Die Glorreichen 7 will be touring this year with the “Neil Young” tribute program.

News June 2013

Klima Kalima is touring in 2013 to present the new CD “Finn Noir” One of the highlights will be the Südtirol Jazz festival in Italy on the 2.7. K-18 won Emma (Finnish “Grammy”) for best Finnish jazz album in 2012 with “Out to Lynch ( Jazz-Emma 2012)  “Die Glorreichen 7” was in the semifinals of international BMW Jazz Awards in March 2013 in Munich among the best 6 bands. Jousia Ensemble played in Helsinki in January 2013 the new string orchester piece by Kalima entitled “Kata Heian Nidan”.