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Joakim Berghäll


Based in Helsinki, I am a composer/musician allergic to all sorts of boundaries. My main instrument is the saxophone, as in tenor, baritone, alto and soprano. In August 2013 I finally managed to release my debut album (with ten pianists from the top of improvising Finland: Iro Haarla, Kari Ikonen, Seppo Kantonen, Antti & Juha Kujanpää, Samuli Mikkonen, Aki Rissanen, László Süle, Joona Toivanen and Alexi Tuomarila). Before you could have found me playing with Tsuumi Sound System or Auteur Jazz, for example.

I began my musical studies with the cello at the age of three, and I'm lucky enough to still get to play it from time to time although I definitely can't consider myself a cello player


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A Focus on Paul Bley

Read "A Focus on Paul Bley" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week we focus on the work of master pianist Paul Bley, including examples of the ground-breaking music he created with Jimmy Giuffre and Steve Swallow. During the rest of the show we feature some fascinating recent releases and some other classic cuts. Playlist James Brandon Lewis “Sir Real Denard" from An Unruly ...


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Tampere Jazz Happening 2014

Read "Tampere Jazz Happening 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Tampere Jazz Happening Tampere, Finland October 30--November 2, 2014 On the way from the airport to the city of Tampere you pass by Nokia, situated fifteen kilometres west of Tampere, the Scandinavian city famous for its gumboots and cables, and famous for its mobile phones. For a while 'Nokia' was synonymous ...


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