Jori Huhtala 5

by Jori Huhtala

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Here you can listen to samples of the group JORI HUHTALA 5. (Check out the album Misc. Music for other projects!)

The group is a vision of the bassist-composer. He has gathered his favorite musicians to interpret his compositions that move back and forth on jazz music's broad field, taking influences from pop music and film scores, among other styles. The music is both swinging and free-pulsative, beautiful and harsh, modern and old fashioned.

Jori Huhtala 5 is:
Joakim Berghäll - alto & tenor saxophones
Mikko Innanen - baritone & alto saxophones
Aki Rissanen - piano
Jori Huhtala - double bass
Ville Pynssi - drums

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Jori Huhtala (b.1984) is a bass player from Finland. Mainly focusing on jazz music, he performs and records with a numerous different groups e.g. Big Blue, Raoul Björkenheim Ecstasy, Kvalda and Panu Savolainen Toivo. He has collaborated with many of the leading jazz artists of the world, such as David Liebman, Billy Hart, Tim Hagans and Tim Ries, and also with many of the top musicians in Finland, including Jukkis Uotila, Eero Koivistoinen, Severi Pyysalo and Jari Perkiömäki. Jori is also an active composer and writes music for many of the groups he works with.

Originally brought up in Jyväskylä, a city in central Finland, Jori became interested in jazz at a very young age. He began his studies at the local Consevatoire and graduated as a Pop & Jazz Musician. After that he went on to study in Sibelius Academy's Jazz Department in Helsinki, Finland, where he graduated with a Master's degree in 2014. He spent the academic year 2010-2011 as an exchange student in the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden.

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released April 17, 2013

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