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Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Born: April 16, 1952

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Jukka Tolonen is not only Finland's national guitar hero but also one of the world's most respected guitarists. For the past 4 decades, he has captivated audiences through Scandinavia and Europe with his powerful and passionate works. He remains of the the most diverse guitarists of today, being equally proficient in a blues, rock, or fusion jazz environment.

Born in Helsinki in 1952, Tolonen first came to center stage in 1969 when a group of young Finnish musicians merged their collective talents to form the widely popular rock/jazz fusion band Tasavallan Presidentti, who were to record four critically acclaimed albums. During this time, Tolonen also recorded two albums with another well know band Wigwam. These recordings would establish Tolonen as a powerfully explosive and technically spectacular guitarist. However, it would be his soon coming solo recordings that would really turn the music world upon its collective ear. His self titled debut recording, followed by “Summer Games”, “The Hook”, and “Hysterica” would set new standards for jazz fusion recordings and remain popular world wide even unto today....
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Music

Featured recording “Cool Train: Tolenen Plays Coltrane!”

Cool Train: Tolenen Plays Coltrane!

Prophone Records
2006
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    Cool Train - Tolonen Plays Coltrane!

    Prophone Records
    2006
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    Cool Train -Tolonen Plays Coltrane!

    Polydor
    2005
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    Summer Games

    Polydor
    2004
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    The Hook / Hysterica

    Polydor
    1994
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    Tolonen! / Summer Games

    Polydor
    1989
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    In A This Year Time

    Polydor
    1982
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    Impressions

    Polydor
    1981
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