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Koko Jazz Club , Helsinki

RAUTIO/VARTIAINEN SPECIAL 4

8.7. At 21:00

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Find the hidden treasure in Helsinki for your swinging day off! Koko Jazz Club has some of the finest jazz artist in the world. It is a club run by musicians. That´s why some of the very best artists hit the stage when they are around, such as Dave Liebman, Joey Calderazzo, Jeff Watts, Adam Nussbaum and Tim Hagans. The artistic guideline of the programme is modern mainstream. It means we deliver the groove. Check out the musicians favourite in Helsinki, next to Hakaniemi subway stop.

The tenor saxophonist Joonatan Rautio is well known for his virtuosity and his soloistic strength and vitality. His musical background is firmly rooted in the jazz tradition. Joonatan Rautio makes a strong statement, both rhythmically and harmonically.

He has performed with many top Finnish and International musical artists, including Jim Beard, Randy Brecker, Adam Nussbaum, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Jon Balke, MIke Stern, Chris Minh Doky, Jukkis Uotila, Lars Danielsson, Anders Jormin, Ron McClure, Peter Erskine, Jesse Van Ruller and Finland’s UMO Jazz Orchestra. He has also led many of his own ensembles, most currently his own trio and electric jazz fusion group, Nassaun Fasaani.

Varre Vartiainen is a leading force of guitarism in Finland. Super lines, super rhythm section playing, you name it!

Drummer Jussi Lehtonen and bassist Timo Hirvonen has made the tightest rhythm section for 20 years. Changing rhythmic textures are these guys specialty.

This quartet will hit hard on the great american songbook. Koko Jazz Club highly recommends, it is the night of the mind readers!

Joonatan Rautio, saxophone
Varre Vartiainen, guitar
Timo Hirvonen, bass
Jussi Lehtonen, drums

Doors open at 20.30
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