Verneri Pohjola & Joonas Riippa
avant-garde with ethnic influence
The multi-instrumental duo of two young geniuses takes you on an adventure digging deep in your head into forgotten areas, where da-da meets expressionism and ethnic music with a healthy dose of humour.
By any means necessary they achieve a total trip that works like magic on their Michelin Star debut album.
Bass maestro Pekka Pohjola’s son has for some years now been a sensation in Finnish jazz. His compositions and meditative, atmospheric and sensual low- end trumpet style in the awesome Ilmiliekki
Quartet has charmed both critics and audiences the world over. Plays also modern soul and funk in Quintessence and Q-Continuum, and leads his own Verneri Pohjola Quintet. Pori Jazz Musician of 2004.
Schooled in the renowned Sibelius Academy, Joonas Riippa is one of the leading young drummers in Finland, much in demand in various settings. His rhythmical sense drives Verneri Pohjola Quintet, the Jenny
Robson Band, Mikko Innanen’s Innkvisition, Warp! and, of course, the Joonas Riippa Quintet. Chosen UMO’s Young Soloist in 2003.