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Mikko Innanen

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: February 28, 1978    

Finnish saxophonist/composer Mikko Innanen (born in 1978) was severely bitten by the jazz bug at the age of 10, jamming along with Bird, Trane, Ornette, Monk et al (with their records, naturally). Hence, he has managed to achieve quite a lot by a relatively young age. He�'s a veteran of such Finnish bands as Mr Fonebone, Nuijamiehet, Gourmet, Teddy Rok 7, Innanen-Kallio Duo, and Loco Motife as well as Finnish-Danish units Triot, Itchy and Delirium and he has played and recorded with such international greats as Han Bennink, John Tchicai, Ingrid Jensen and Anders Bergkrantz. Since 2005 he has led the four-piece Mikko Innanen & Innkvisitio, concentrating on his most recent compositions...
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    Clustrophy

    TUM Records
    2011
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    Clustrophy

    TUM Records
    2010
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    F60.8

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    2009
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    Spring Odyssey

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    2006

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“It�'s nice to hear someone Innanen�'s age so far along on his way to developing a distinctive voice.” Chris Kelsey / JazzTimes

“Employing saxophones in all sizes (and occasionally a whistle), Innanen staked his claim as the Finnish jazzman of import…” Russell Carlson / JazzTimes

“But the star here is Innanen�'s on past and present jazz tradition. His multi-part compositions, not such a far cry from Mingus�'s volatile style, have enough meat to sustain deconstruction and evade the trap of eclecticism” Matthew Wuethrich / The Wire

Primary InstrumentSaxophone

LocationHelsinki, 00100

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

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