Kari Ikonen is the Flame Jazz 2018 artist of the year!

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 Ikonostasisfeaturing 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.

KIT goes to studio and tours Australia

Kari Ikonen Trio is going to studio Nilento in Gothenburg next month to record its 3rd album! It will be out in May 2018 on Ozella Music !!!
Upcoming concerts this fall:
Aug 31 Helsinki, Koko Jazz Club (Finland)
Sep 14 Gothenburg, Unity Jazz (Sweden)
Oct 31 Ballarat, Art Gallery (Australia)
Nov 1 Canberra, The Finnish Embassy (Australia)
Nov 2 Sydney, Venue 505 (Australia)
Nov 3 Wangaratta Jazz Festival (Australia)
Nov 4 Wangaratta Jazz Festival (Australia)
Nov 4 Melbourne, JazzLab (Australia)

My new album IKONOSTASIS is out now on Ozella Music!!!

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 !!