Alexi Tuomarila Trio + Pohjola/louhivuori Duo
SATURDAY 17 JUNE - 8:00 PM
Alexi Tuomarila piano
Mats Eilertsen double bass
Olavi Louhivuori drums
The Alexi Tuomarila Trio join forces with the Pohjola/Louhivuori Duo in a double bill exclusive to Turner Sims. Described by Jazz Times as one of the next big deals on jazz piano, Alexi Tuomarila is one of the finest pianists on the European Jazz scene. Known predominantly for his work with Polish ECM trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, Tuomarila has quietly grown into a force to be reckoned with. A sculptor of sound, Tuomarila has a raw ability to mould and shape awe inspiring melodic lines with a precision and rhythmic finesse underpinned by a vibrant sense of imagination and Finnish melancholy. Summer 2017 sees the release of his new trio album Kingdom on Edition Records. With music written by all three members, the Alexi Tuomarila Trio is staking its claim as one of the finest on the exciting contemporary European scene.
Verneri Pohjola trumpet
Olavi Louhivuori drums and percussion
Verneri Pohjola and Olavi Louhivuori (Oddarrang) are two of the most creative and high profile Jazz musicians on the Finnish scene. Having played together many times over the years, tonight they join forces in duo blending their melodic compositional values, emotive soundscape and musical sensibility with their unique musicianship.
Each ticket holder is entitled to a FREE CD, courtesy of Edition Records. Select from a choice of three when you book your tickets. (Present your ticket to collect your CD from the Edition Records desk in the foyer on the night of the concert.)