Verneri Pohjola Quartet to top the year with the “Ancient History” tour

Trumpet player Verneri Pohjola ranks among the success stories of the young Finnish jazz generation. He recently signed a lengthy deal with the influential German record label ACT, who kicked off 2012 in style by releasing Pohjola’s latest album, “Ancient History”. On the side of the versatile trumpeter the quartet features front-row Finnish musicians, pianist Aki Rissanen, bassist Antti Lötjönen and drummer Joonas Riippa.

Verneri Pohjola Quartet:

Verneri Pohjola (trumpet)

Aki Rissanen (piano)

Joonas Riippa (drums)

Antti Lötjönen (bass)

www.verneripohjola.com

Tour:

Wed 5.12.  Pori, KulttuuriKulma

Thu 6.12.  Pietarsaari, O’Leary’s

Fri 7.12.  Turku, Café Tiljan

Sat 8.12.  Akaa, Akaa Jazz

Sun 9.12. Savonlinna, Wanha Kasino

Wed 12.12.  Lappeenranta, Restaurant Kolme Lyhtyä

Thu 13.12.  Joensuu, Conservatory

Fri 14.12.  Kuopio, Music Center, Jazz Club

Sat 15.12.  Raahe, Raahen Hovi

Photo: Teemu Kuusimurto

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