Joonas Haavisto Trio

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Joonas Haavisto Trio - Jazz Live Act in Helsinki

Joonas Haavisto Trio Short Info

Joonas Haavisto is a jazz pianist, who has been performing widely in Europe and Japan in venues like Tokyo Jazz Festival, Musashino Swing Hall Tokyo, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Bonington Theatre, Jazzpac at Lincoln University, Les Boréales Festival France and Pori Jazz Finland. He has worked with chamber orchestras and big bands and leading his own group Joonas Haavisto Trio.

Having already impressed critics and audiences alike with the trio's debut, Blue Waters (Rockadillo Records), back in 2009, the second album Micro to Macro has received praising reviews from the main jazz magazines in Japan and Europe. Trio made their first tour in Japan in April 2013 and it was a big success. Two of the concerts were sold out and the album was chosen as one of the most interesting new jazz releases in Tower Records. The album was also noticed in Britain, where it was chosen as the best jazz album of European and independent US albums in November 2013 by ukvibe. Trio´s third album called oku will be released in both Europe and Japan in January 2016.

Joonas has performed with artists such as Jerry Bergonzi, Jonathan Kreisberg, Bill Watrous, John Fedchock and Ron McClure. He has won several prizes in the international competitions and performed as a solo pianist.

“Haavisto’s playing resembles the style of Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau. The mastering of Northern Europe coolness and catchy melodies is Haavisto’s strong point.”
-- Jazz Life, Japan: Micro to Macro

“This debut set is a delight from start to finish.”
--Tim Stenhouse, ukvibe: Micro to Macro

First Prize in the international solo piano competition Jazz Improvizacija 2006, Lithuania
First Prize in the Young Nordic Jazz Comets competition 2007, Finland
Fourth Prize in the Jazz Hoeilaart competition 2010, Belgium
Semifinalist in the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition 2010, UK

Contact:
Joonas Haavisto
+358 503746476
johaavis@gmail.com
www.joonashaavisto.com
www.facebook.com/JoonasHaavistoTrio?fref=ts

Music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7pLICW2_NI
https://soundcloud.com/joonas-haavisto

Joonas Haavisto is a jazz pianist, who has been performing widely in Europe and Japan in venues like Tokyo Jazz Festival, Musashino Swing Hall Tokyo, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Bonington Theatre, Jazzpac at Lincoln University, Les Boréales Festival France and Pori Jazz Finland. He has worked with chamber orchestras and big bands and leading his own group Joonas Haavisto Trio.

Having already impressed critics and audiences alike with the trio's debut, Blue Waters (Rockadillo Records), back in 2009, the second album Micro to Macro has received praising reviews from the main jazz magazines in Japan and Europe. Trio made their first tour ...

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Past Gigs Joonas Haavisto Trio

  • 08 | 2016 Helsinki, Finland Jazz-Espa Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Pori, Finland Pori Jazz Festival
  • 04 | 2016 Nagano, Japan JHT CD release tour, Suzuka City Cultural Center Concert Hall
  • 04 | 2016 Tokyo, Japan JHT CD release tour, Shinjuku Bunka Center Mesena Concert Hall
  • 04 | 2016 Yokohama, Japan JHT CD release tour, Sakae Ward Cultural Center, Lili´s Concert Hall
  • 04 | 2016 Sammu City, Japan JHT CD release tour, Sammu City Naruto Cultural Center Concert Hall
  • 04 | 2016 Tochigi, Japan JHT CD release tour, Tochigi Prefecture Cultural Center Concert Hall
  • 01 | 2016 Koli, Finland Koli Jazz Festival
  • 01 | 2016 Turku, Finland Flame Jazz
  • 01 | 2016 Helsinki, Finland The Helsinki Music Centre
  • 01 | 2016 Tallinn, Estonia Philly Joe´s Jazz Club
  • 12 | 2015 Helsinki, Finland we jazz festival 2015
  • 12 | 2015 Helsinki, Finland we jazz festival 2015
  • 12 | 2015 Helsinki, Finland we jazz festival 2015
  • 12 | 2015 Helsinki, Finland we jazz festival 2015
  • 12 | 2015 Helsinki, Finland we jazz festival 2015

Discography Joonas Haavisto Trio

  • 2016 oku Album | Fredriksson Music(EU) Blue Gleam (JPN)
  • 2012 Micro to Macro Album | Fredriksson Music(EU) Blue Gleam (JPN)
  • 2009 Blue Waters Album | Rockadillo Records

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Origin

  • Helsinki FI

Members

  • Joonas Haavisto piano
  • Antti Lötjönen double bass
  • Joonas Riippa drums

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