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> VERNERI POHJOLA GROUP

VERNERI POHJOLA
trumpet
TUOMO PRÄTTÄLÄ fender rhodes
TEEMU VIINIKAINEN guitar
MIKA KALLIO drums
ANTTI LÖTJÖNEN bass

The Verneri Pohjola Group formed in 2016 to reinterpret the music of Verneri’s late father Pekka Pohjola. Releasing their album ‘Pekka’ in June 2017, it is a defining moment in Finnish culture.

With Pekka’s passing, there has been huge anticipation from fans and media, particularly in Finland, that Verneri would perform his father’s music. Finally, following an invitation from friend and mentor Jukka Perko to appear at his festival Viapori in 2016, Verneri felt ready and comfortable to immerse himself in his legacy. Performing with Tuomo Prättälä on Fender Rhodes, Teemu Viinikainen (Guitar), Mika Kallio (Drums), Antti Lötjönen (Bass) he knew instantly that this was the right combination of musicians and instrumentation to make the album. He had the band and the inspiration. The moment was right at last

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> VERNERI POHJOLA QUARTET

VERNERI POHJOLA trumpet
AKI RISSANEN piano
ANTTI LÖTJÖNEN bass
TEPPO MÄKYNEN drums

In 2015 Verneri Pohjola Quartet released Bullhorn, an album that captured the attention of both the international and global fans. Together they created a unique album which blends traditional swing and jazz harmony with folk and that unmistakeable Scandinavian atmosphere.  Combined with Verneri Pohjola’s powerful and touching sound, Bullhorn was regarded as one of the most important Jazz releases in 2015.

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POHJOLA / LOUHIVUORI DUO

Verneri Pohjola
trumpet
Olavi Louhivuori drums and percussion

Verneri Pohjola and Olavi Louhivuori (Oddarrang) are two of the most creative and high profile Jazz musicians on the Finnish scene. Having played together many times over the years, tonight they join forces in duo blending their melodic compositional values, emotive soundscape and musical sensibility with their unique musicianship.