Jazz pIanist and composer Samuli Mikkonen (b.1973 Jyvaskyla, Finland) is an
emerging name in the European jazz scene.
His distinct and recognisable sound has its deepest roots in the landspaces
and sounds of Central Finland, an area full of lakes and forests. Besides the
Scandinavian and European jazz tradition, influences of Finnish as well as
other ethnic musics can be heard, as well as 20th century classical music.
His latest project, KUÀRA, is an all-acoustic trio with drummer Markku
Ounaskari and trumpet player Per Jorgensen, and their first CD on ECM
Records, produced by Manfred Eicher, was released in November 2010