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Mika Pohjola

Mika Pohjola is a Finnish-born jazz pianist and composer, who resides in New York City. He is one of the most prolific Scandinavian jazz musicians in his generation. Childhood in Helsinki, Finland 1971-87 Mika Pohjola was born in Helsinki, Finland, and grew up in the neighboring city of Vantaa. He received his formal education in a Steiner school, where his first instrument was violin. He then studied drums, and in 1979 piano and basic music theory with his father, Heikki Pohjola, who is a notable Finnish jazz guitarist. In 1982, young Pohjola entered the Helsinki cathedral boy choir, Cantores Minores under the direction of Heinz Hofmann

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BlueMusicGroup.com Gives Away Entire Albums As Free MP3 Downloads

BlueMusicGroup.com Gives Away Entire Albums As Free MP3 Downloads

In the era of Spotify and Pandora streaming subscriptions, jazz and classical downloads have become an ever-less popular form of listening to music. While Compact Disc sales have surged somewhat, streaming is in 2015 the predominant way to consume music. BlueMusicGroup.com—The Small Label With Big Music—has taken bold measures to make their MP3 download items more ...

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Children's Song No. 20

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Label: Blue Music Group
Released: 2014
Duration: 01:30

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Children's Songs By Chick Corea Recorded By Pianist Mika Pohjola

Children's Songs By Chick Corea Recorded By Pianist Mika Pohjola

Pianist and composer Mika Pohjola has released a new album containing twenty Children's Songs by multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Chick Corea. Children's Songs mainly consists of short songs with simple themes. There is little motivic development in these songs, which rather capture a variety of melodies and moods. Corea, today 73, began writing the ...

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The Real Swedish Essential Songs - Beyond Abba - Now Released

The Real Swedish Essential Songs - Beyond Abba - Now Released

A fruitful cooperation spanning twenty years, vocalist Johanna Grüssner and pianist-composer Mika Pohjola release their twenty-five best tracks on a celebration album, Swedish Songs: The Essential Collection. Grüssner and Pohjola have worked closely since the 1990s, when they were students at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. They later performed and recorded on the ...

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Pianist Mika Pohjola Presents A Stockholm Concert Series

Pianist and composer Mika Pohjola presents a weekly concert series at the Finnish Church (Finska Kyrkan/Suomalainen Kirkko) in Stockholm spanning July and August 2014. The series features notable guest artists from Sweden and Finland, in a duo and trio format, who will perform with Pohjola every Wednesday starting at 11:30 am. They will present music in ...

Trio Hour

Label: Blue Music Group
Released: 2013
Track listing: Con Alma; Conception; In Your Own Sweet Way; Prelude To A Kiss; Turn Out The Stars; I’m So Glad There Is You.

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Announcement

Featuring the music of Mika Pohjola
Duration: 15:06

Announcement, composed by Mika Pohjola, performed by Miguel Zenon (alto sax), Ben Monder (guitar), Mika Pohjola (piano), Fernando Huergo (bass), Roberto Dani (drums). Recorded live in Stockholm, Sweden. Released on the album "Still Alive". Available on iTunes and BlueMusicGroup.com
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