Our popular Summer Jazz Series returns to Scandinavia House, with live concerts! This summer we’re presenting performances from some of Scandinavia’s most talented jazz musicians, composers, and singers on Thursday evenings in June. On June 16, join us for a performance by the Joonas Haavisto Trio, featuring Joonas Haavisto (piano), Antti Lötjönen (bass), and Joonas Riippa (drums).
“World-class trio from Europe. ” -Jazz Perspective
Tickets to this event must be purchased in advance online at the link above. Attendees are required to follow all Scandinavia House safety protocols, including wearing masks at all times during the program and observing social distancing rules in signage. Please read our full safety protocols here.
About the Musicians
Joonas Haavisto Trio has been playing together for over ten years. It has been said that “the trio’s real thrill lies in its unique balance and those breathtaking moments in their nuanced playing” (CD Journal, Feb 2016). Joonas Haavisto is one of the most notable jazz musicians from the Nordic jazz scene. He joined the world-famous Steinway Artist roster in 2017. Joonas has played as a soloist with chamber orchestras and big bands. In his compositions, Haavisto combines memorable themes with multilayered, surprising rhythmic motifs and sophisticated harmonies. Joonas has also composed music for various groups from the trio to big bands. In 2016 he composed and played the piano music for The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki movie, which won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Antti Lötjönen is one of the busiest bass players in Finland and has already toured with Jeff “Tain” Watts and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Drummer Joonas Riippa is known for his imaginative style. He plays in groups led by Jimi Tenor, Kalle Kalima and Mikko Innanen.
Joonas Haavisto Trio released their fifth album Offshore in 2019. The trio has performed worldwide in venues like Tokyo Jazz Festival, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Jazzahead!, Les Boréales Festival and Pori Jazz Festival.
This program has been supported by Finlandia Foundation.
Summer Jazz Series
This summer we’re presenting performances from some of Scandinavia’s most talented young jazz musicians, composers, and singers from June 2 through June 23.