Thursday 2 November
KARI IKONEN TRIO (Finland)
Very special opportunity to experience one of the great modern Jazz pianists in the world today. Unmistakably Nordic, with a wide dynamic range and vibrant, energetic rhythmic flow with an abundance of colours, innovative harmonies, strong melodies, striking rhythms. Ikonen transcends his own virtuosity to create spellbinding music with his collaborators.
This is a wholly original take on the improvising piano trio. – Jazz Journal (UK)
Kari Ikonen Trio grabbed the moment with an assured and highly imaginative display of contemporary piano trio aesthetics. – Jazzwise (UK)
Ikonen has won several international awards for his compositions, and in 2013 he received the Yrjö Award as the Finnish Jazz Musician of the Year. Drummer, Ounaskari received the same award in 2014.
Kari Ikonen - piano
Olli Rantala -bass
Markku Ounaskari - drums