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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: June 22, 1939    

Composer and pianist Heikki Sarmanto is a leading Finnish jazz scene figure who has been internationally praised for his symphonic, orchestral and jazz ensemble works.

During the early 1960s, Sarmanto studied at the Sibelius Academy in Finland. Shortly thereafter he won a prestigious award for the International Competition of Jazz Composition in Minneapolis, MN. He also performed in numerous Finnish jazz recordings including Christian Schwindt’s “For Friends and Relatives” (RCA Victor) and Esa Pethman’s “The Modern Sound of Finland” (RCA Victor)

Sarmanto entered the Berklee College of Music in Boston, in 1968 where he honed his piano and composition skills with coaching from Herb Pomeroy, Charlie Mariano and Margaret Chaloff. In 1969 he released the first recording under his own name in 1969 titled “Flowers in the Water” (EMI/Columbia), which was taken from a live recording at the University of Jyvaskyla....
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    Magic Song / Summer Sun

    Finnlevy
    2013
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    Magic Song (Ashley Beedle's Heavy Disco Joint)

    Finnlevy
    2013
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    A Boston Date

    Finnlevy
    2008
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    Rise

    Finnlevy
    2000
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    Salakuljetettu Ikoni

    Finnlevy
    1989
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    Passions Of A Man - A Suite For Jazz Orchestra

    Finnlevy
    1987
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    Suomi - A Symphonic Poem For Orchestra

    Finnlevy
    1984
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Featured recording “Counterbalance”

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Counterbalance

Porter Records (2008)

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