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Aili Ikonen

Aili Ikonen is a versatile vocalist living in Helsinki, Finland. Aili is moving fluently across the diverse field of jazz, folk and pop. She has been touring over Europe and Finland, performing in various venues from significant jazz festivals to TV-shows and has been featured as a soloist for i.a. UMO Jazz Orchestra and Norrbotten Big Band.

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‘Basically the best vocalist we’ve had by a fair amount’, is how my notes read, no small thing given the much-promoted appearances of [Mari] Boine and [Hanne] Hukkelberg.” (AllAboutJazz.com @ Varangerfestivalen 2007 / Mark Sabbatini)

” It´s in vain trying to find an equivalent talent inside Finland´s borders.” (Savon Sanomat April 4th 2013)

”As a vocal ´instrumental´ improviser Ikonen is the number one in Finland.” (Keskisuomalainen / Pentti Ronkainen on March 11th 2011)

”The talented vocal soloist, Aili Ikonen, had thoroughly flawless scat technique, and blended naturally into the harmonies.” (Lapin Kansa / Marko Niemelä on September 10th 2011)

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