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Eero Koivistoinen

Primary Instrument: Reeds

Born: January 13, 1946    

Eero Koivistoinen (born January 13, 1946), one of the all-time greats in Finnish jazz and saxophone, arrived in the Finnish jazz scene in the mid-60s. Ever since, he has been one of the most distinguished and trusted jazz musicians in Finland. He is known for his versatility and creativeness, his tastes ranging from pithy jazz solos to large-scale orchestral works.

Eero Koivistoinen’s interest in music began at an early age, his first choices being classical and the violin. At sixteen, the violin was put aside in favour of the alto saxophone. Later on he switched to the tenor and soprano saxophones. Barely in his twenties, Koivistoinen was already a familiar face in Helsinki’s burgeoning jazz clubs. At that time he was studying at the Sibelius Academy: saxophone with Eero Linnala and composition with the famous Aulis Sallinen....
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    Minor Solutions

    Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava
    2011
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    Boots & Roots

    EK-Production Oy
    2002
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    Altered Things

    Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava
    1992
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    Kallista On Ja Halvalla Menee

    Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava
    1988
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    Sea Suite

    Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava
    1983
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    Picture In Three Colours

    EK-Production Oy
    1983
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    Ultima Thule

    Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava
    1983
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Featured recording “Lennosta kii!!”

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Lennosta kii!!

(2007)

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