Koko Jazz club was born in old KokoTeatteri, next to long bridge to Hakaniemi. Timo Hirvonen saw an opportunity in a small theater lobby. Together with Anna Veijalainen they invested for the most needed valuable instruments, and started weekly concerts at the small club. soon the word was out and all the top notch musicians came to play at Koko where every musician was treated like royals.
Good will from the musicians opened the possibility to continue, and Wihuri Funding was the first to help the young club. Drummer Jussi Lehtonen was doing the artistic guidelines from the beginning with Timo Hirvonen and playing numerous non profit gigs to support the club.
Now we are beginning our fifth year of grinding. The year 2015 is going to be the best so far, so we continue the work hard to make the good jazz music possible.