On February 3rd it’s time for the 12th Flame Jazz Cruise on the Baltic Sea. The Flame Jazz 2018 artist of the year Kari Ikonen will be seen performing on this years cruise with both the curiously experimental moog-clarinet duo Ikonostasis, featuring the great Louis Sclavis, and the ultra-positive afro-pop-jazz special Trio Toffa, together with other brilliant acts such as Ida Nielsen Band, Mopo and Screaming Jay & the Bones. For more information, visit the Flame Jazz Cruise 12-site. Tickets to this jazz cruise can be bought at Viking Line.fi.
Nov 2 Sydney, Venue 505 (Australia)
Nov 4 Wangaratta Jazz Festival (Australia)
My next album Ikonostasis is out now on German label Ozella !!! (except Finland May 26 and USA/Canada June 9). It has piano & moog solos, moog/clarinet duos with Louis Sclavis, different duos with Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, a trio with Bob Moses & Mathias Eick… See the video of Kari Ikonen & Louis Sclavis, another video of Kari Ikonen & Bob Moses, or listen to the excerpts on Soundcloud. And buy the album in Amazon or here !!
10th, Helsinki, Finland, G-Livelab (w. Mika Kallio & Joakim Berghäll)
23rd, Brooklyn (NY), ShapeShifter Lab (USA)*
26th, Rochester (NY), Rochester Jazz Festival (USA)*
29th, Washington DC, Nordic Jazz Week (USA)*
*(w. Bob Moses & Ole Mathisen)
Elixir, the debut album of Quartet Ajaton has been released as wood disc (WD) and vinyl LP on Eclipse Music! See the video.
See the new video: Kari Ikonen Trio Live in Berlin ! New line-up, new music !!!
Kari Ikonen Trio‘s Beauteous Tales and Offbeat Stories has been chosen for 10 different lists of the best albums of 2015 in various jazz media: Something Else! Reviews (USA), Marlbank 2015 Piano Trio Choice (UK), Music is Good (USA), VicTim of Jazz (RO), Kauppalehti, Jazzkeittiö, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, Valon Kuvia, Jazzpossu, and Keskisuomalainen (FI) !!!
Orchestra Nazionale della Luna was in studio in November! Check the video teaser here.