Koko Jazz Club , Helsinki

Riitta Paakki: The Sound of Blue Note piano

2.6. At 19:00

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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.

Pianist Riitta Paakki (b. 1971) has influenced on the field of Finnish jazz music for over 20 years. Besides her own trio Paakki has played in Mirja Mäkelä’s band and in the late-1990s they performed also as a duo with the name Girl’s Talk. In the 21st century Paakki has also played in the bands of i.a. Jenny Robson, Jarno Kukkonen, Tero Saarti and Juki Välipakka. Besides doing her own music Paakki has taught jazzpiano in Sibelius Academy and since 2006 also in Ebeli, the pop/jazz department of Espoo music school.

Paakki just finished her doctoral studies in Sibelius-Academy. She is a real expert on Blue Note music in all levels. Drummer Mikko Hassinen and bassist Timo Hirvonen have shared the stage and ideas over numerous projects. Hassinen is also known of his many roles, conducting UMO Big Band, composing and arranging for many genres. In 2015 he won the heavy Teosto award with his small group Electro GT. 

Trio takes a deep look in the Blue Note compositions, especially from the pianists point of view. Riitta Paakki takes the lead.  This one is for jazz lovers. 

Riitta Paakki, piano
Mikko Hassinen, drums
Timo Hirvonen, bass

Doors open at  18
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