Kari Ikonen

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Kari Ikonen setting up the maquiano

„…wir haben es hier mit einem außergewöhnlichen Werk zu tun.“
Jazz-Fun.de | read full article

„Springlebendig, atonal, sowieso melodisch auch, lyrisch, experimentell, monkisch, verwegen, lustvoll, verträumt, Haken schlagend, aus den Ärmeln geschüttelt, laut und leise, kunterbunt, wild und hochkonzentriert …“
Michael Engelbrecht | read full article

The 2013 Yrjö Award recipient as the Finnish Jazz Musician of the Year, pianist, moogist and composer Kari Ikonen (b.1973) is currently active as solo pianist, and with his own trio, duo with Louis Sclavis, duo with Tom Arthurs, and several other bands and projects like Orchestra Nazionale della Luna, Quartet Ajaton and Trio Toffa. He has worked with the likes of Lee Konitz, Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, Tony Malaby, Ingrid Jensen, Magnus Broo, Vincent Courtois, Jeff Denson, Ron McClure and UMO Jazz Orchestra. Kari has performed in Sovyet Union, South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, USA, Armenia, Turkey, Russia and 30 european countries. His playing and/or compositions have been recorded for more than 50 albums, 8 of these on his own name. His compositions have been honoured internationally, taking first prizes in the American “Julius Hemphill Composition Awards” and in the Italian “Scrivere in Jazz”.

Aug 27 2023 Kari Ikonen Solo at Koko Jazz Club in Helsinki (FI)
Sep 30 2023 Kari Ikonen & Karikko at Porvoo Jazz Festival (FI)
Oct 12 2023 Kari Ikonen & Karikko at Koko Jazz Club in Helsinki (FI)
Oct 17 2023 Kari Ikonen Trio at Taichung Jazz Festival (KR)
Oct 18 2023 Kari Ikonen Trio w. Minyen Hsieh at Taipei Improvised Music Festival (KR)
Oct 20 2023 Kari Ikonen Trio at Münsterland Jazz Festival (DE)
Oct 30 2023 Kari Ikonen Solo at Cairo Jazz Festival (EG)
Oct 31 2023 Kari Ikonen with guests at Cairo Jazz Festival (EG)
Nov 29 2023 Kari Ikonen Solo + Duo with Louis Sclavis at Bimhuis in Amsterdam (NL)
Dec 01 2023 Kari Ikonen Solo + Duo with Louis Sclavis at Le Triton in Paris (FR)


01 December 2023

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