News

Hello!

My new CD called Arkangeli is out.

You can order it at CD Baby.

 This album contains compositions inspired by the arch-angels.

My collaboration with visual artist Kuutti Lavonen produced an idea of composing music to his pictures of the seven Arch-Angels. After 15 years of discussing this idea the album is finally completed!

Release took place at The Baltic Jazz Festival 2019 on the 5th of July at the Dalsbruk Church.

The band is a groovy group of musicians

Lassi Kouvo, piano

Pekkis Sarmanto, bass

Tommi Rautiainen, drums

Special featured vocalist on two numbers is Toni Antone!

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 From the archives:

 

 

 

 

Wade Mikkola Ilga Berzina Pekka Toivanen Bengt Stark

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Mission accomplished!

Ilga Berzina Trio with Pekka Toivanen

March 31st, 2017       7 P.M.

Aluksne Cultural Centre, Latvia

 

Storyville Terrace summer 2016 with Alan Matheson, Wade Mikkola and Petri Krzywacki

Past performances

2015

Toivanen & Toivanen Quintet

Restaurant Rustik, Kuopio Aug 29, 2015 8 PM

Classic Jazz Tunes! Free Entrance

2012

Jan 20 8 PM Tammi-Jazz Kouvola Rune Leskinen Band
Feb 12 6 P.M. Ravintola Kairo Kotka Erik Lindström Dream Team
June 6 10 PM Storyville Helsinki Dan Barnett & Classic Jazz Society

2011

Date Time Venue City Performing with
Feb 13 3 P.M. Ravintola Kairo Kotka Erik Lindström Dream Team
March 11 8 P.M. Eikka´s Bar Järvenpää Erik Lindström Dream Team
March 12 4 PM Concert Hall Sibelius Lahti Pentti Lasanen Big Swing
June 10 7 PM LUMO Festival Kuopio Groovin´High
June 29 10 PM Storyville Helsinki Thomas Rönnholm Quartet with Dan Barnett
July 1 10 PM Storyville Helsinki Thomas Rönnholm Quartet with Dan Barnett
July 2 10 PM Storyville Helsinki Thomas Rönnholm Quartet with Dan Barnett
July 7 Yöjazz Tammela Seppo Hovi Quintet
July 9 4 PM Kanava-Jazz Asikkala Pekka Toivanen Quartet
July 14 10 PM Storyville Helsinki Wade Mikkola Quartet
July 16 11 PM Pori Jazz Pori Pentti Lasanen Big Swing
July 18 4 PM Espa Open Air Stage Helsinki Pentti Lasanen Big Swing
August 15 7 PM Lahden Jazztori Lahti Erik Lindström Dream Team
Sept 2 10 PM Storyville Helsinki Wade Mikkola Quartet
Sept 3 8 PM Markkina Jazz Hartola Olli Ahvenlahti Trio
Sept 27 7 PM Musiikkikeskus

French High Heels

Pekka Toivanen Quartet Plays Erik Lindström

Kuopio Pekka Toivanen Quartet
Nov 18 9 PM Musiikkikeskus

Jazzklubi!

Kuopio Savonia Tentet

2010

Date Time Venue City Performing with
April 24 Ravintola Kaisaniemi Helsinki Bulevardin Taksi
April 30 Peräniemen Kasino Kuopio Dr. Jazz
May 14 7:15 PM Tikkurila Street Festival Vantaa Vantaa Pops Sextet
May 16 LUMO Concert Hall, Korso Vantaa Pentti Lasanen Big Swing
June 9 Santa Fé Helsinki Luumu Trio
June 18 & 19 10 PM Jazz Club Storyville Helsinki Thomas Rönnholm Band
July 7 Mustiala Tammela Erik Lindström Dream Team
July 23 & 24 10 PM Jazz Club Storyville Helsinki Wade Mikkola Band with Juli Wood, saxophone
July 28 Korpo Sea Jazz Korpo Luumu Trio
July 29 Restaurant Kairo Kotka Pentti Lasanen Big Swing
Aug 21 7:30 PM Jazz Landing! Tampere,

Viikinsaari

Pentti Lasanen Big Swing
Sept 3 9 PM Jazzana

Jazzklubi-Musiikkikeskus

Kuopio with Mikko Toivanen-Jori Vuorinen-Jarmo Hiekkala
Sept 10 8 PM Ruska-Swing

Kulttuurikeskus

Kemijärvi Pentti Lasanen Big Swing
Sept 11 11:45 PM Ruska-Swing

Hotel Pyhätunturi

Pyhätunturi Pentti Lasanen Big Swing
Oct 8 8:30 PM Jazz Club Storyville Helsinki Wade Mikkola Quartet
Oct 9 6 PM Puijonsarvi Kuopio Puijonsarvi Big Band
Oct 16 8:30 PM Jazz Club Storyville Helsinki Pentti Lasanen Big Swing
Nov 3 10 PM Jazz Club Storyville Helsinki Wade Mikkola Quartet
Nov 19 8:30 PM Jazz Club Storyville Helsinki Pentti Lasanen Big Swing
Nov 20 8 PM Kulttuurikeskus Poleeni Pieksämäki Pentti Lasanen Big Swing
Nov 26/27 Kaamos Jazz Tankavaara Wade Mikkola Quartet