Born: December 14, 1972
Majoring in electric guitar, has studied in Musicians Institute (Los Angeles, US), Kungliga Musikhögskolan (Stockholm, Sweden) and Sibelius-Academy jazz department (Helsinki, Finland). Also studies in music composition.
As a freelance musician in many of the best Finnish groups, including:
UMO Jazz Orchestra, Jean S, Markku Johansson group, Sinfonia Lahti, Kuopio City Orchestra, Helsinki Police Band and also major festivals, for example April Jazz, Lahti Jazztori, Kerava Jazz, Imatra Big Band Festival, Jyväskylä Summer Jazz, Ylläsjazz, Pori Jazz and Kaamosjazz.
Performances with leading Finnish musicians and singers, including Emma Salokoski, Johanna Iivanainen, Jenny Robson, Maria Ylipää, Sami Pitkämö, Sami Saari, Marzi Nyman ja Jukka Perko...
The latest release in the now legendary Finnish label Ricky-Tick sees trumpeter Jukka Eskola team up with composer and arranger Jussi Lampela on a project unlike anything the label have put out before. Taking inspiration from the classic collaboration between Miles Davis and Gil Evans for the landmark Birth of the Cool album, Jussi Lampela has written a series of compositions for a nine-piece band led by Jukka Eskola that bring the cool jazz idiom right into the twenty-first century.
The opening tune Half Lament starts with bowed bass and the some atmospheric brass backing that makes way to a plaintive piano riff over which Eskola delivers a flawless trumpet performance that recalls the high points of the Sketches of Spain album...
Willing to teachAdvanced students only.
Credentials/BackgroundTeaching the electric guitar in Finland´s top-level schools: Sibelius-Academy jazz department, Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia pop/jazz-department and other various schools around Finland. Over 10 years experience on teaching all levels, from beginner to advanced, with a preference to teach advanced-level students. Currently fully employed, will consider taking more if the offer is really good! I have a master´s degree in jazzmusic from Sibelius-Academy, and I have graduated with vocational honors from Musicians´ Institute, Los Angeles (Guitar Institute of Technology).