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Koko Jazz Club , Helsinki

VERNERI POHJOLA/AKI RISSANEN 4

23.7. At 21:00

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Find the hidden treasure in Helsinki for your jazzy 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.

Pianist Aki Rissanen (b. 1980) has been quickly rising among the few top forces of the instrument in Finnish Jazz. Although originally classically trained he has always had a heart for improvised music. In addition to his high merits in the Solo Piano Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and La Defense competition in France, Rissanen is best known for his works with Verneri Pohjola on ACT Music in Germany. He has released 5 albums under his own name and gaining growing attention in the European jazz scene.

The thirty six year-old trumpeter and composer from Helsinki, Finland has been in the international spotlight for the past few years, and is acknowledged as a jazz star in the making. Having released his two previous albums on the German ACT label to huge critical acclaim, including a five star review from The Guardian, he’s now set to fulfill his enormous creative potential.

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 band members originals and the great american songbook. Koko Jazz Club highly recommends, it is the night of the mind readers!

Verneri Pohjola, trumpet
Aki Rissanen, piano
Timo Hirvonen, bass
Jussi Lehtonen, drums

Doors open at 20.30
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