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Sun Trio was born after The Louhivuori brothers made an Asian/Australian tour as a duo which included a different bass player in every city. The tour was such a big success that Olavi and Kalevi (J.K.L) decided to create a new band with bassplayer Antti Lötjönen as a regular member. Sun Trio has already two albums under their belt, both released by the famous Italian/American label, Cam Jazz Records, which has recorded such prominent musicians as Kenny Wheeler and Chick Corea.

About Jorma Kalevi “The Governator” Louhivuori (J.K.L)

Jorma Kalevi Louhivuori aka J.K.L (29) is one of Finland’s finest up-and-coming musicians/composers. He has toured around the world (Asia, Australia, Africa, U.S.A, Europe etc.) for concerts and giving workshops (Singapore Jazz School, North Melbourne Institute of Music, Kenyatta University in Kenia, Saxion Hogeschool in Holland etc.)

J.K.L has played with the world’s top-musicianssuch as Dave Liebman, Al Foster, Christian McBride, Bob Mintzer among others. He works in numerous different bands & productions and is the leader of The Northern Governors, Sun Trio and J.K.L Quintet.

J.K.L is a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer and a singer. He writes music for all kinds of bands and his music varies from jazz to pop, from classical to afro-beat, from big bands to choirs and orchestras.

Awards -Composed and arranged a song for Philomela choir (European Champion 2013) and a band. Lyrics was written by Jenni Haukio (wife of the Finnish President) -Composed march music and conducted a promotion procession for the Finnish President and 500 doctors (2013) -J.K.L´s band The Northern Governors opened for Norah Jones and Janelle Monae in Pori Jazz Festivals (2012) -UMO TALENT AWARD (2012) -1st prize at the International Independent New York Film Festival for the music video “Countless Ways” (directed by Zero Tuonela) -1st prize Nömme Jazz International Jazz Trumpet Competition: 2011 -2nd place Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Competition: Louisville 2009 -1st prize: Young Nordic Jazz Comets: Sun trio and soloist prize: Reykjavik, Iceland 2006 -2nd prize International Jazz Soloist Competition: Monaco 2006

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”The Sun Trio might be said to approximate the style of British artist David Hockney.” —All About Jazz

”Best albums of the year 2010” —French Jazz Magazine

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