Enjoying the sun & the seafood in Andalucia until mid-February, writing lots of new music and playing only a few gigs here and there. Feels good!
Kari Ikonen Trio’s “Wind, Frost & Radiation” tour continues again:
May 31 Munich, Unterfahrt (DE)
Jun 1 Brussels, Jazz Station (BE)
Jun 24 Rochester Intl Jazz Festival (US)
Jun 25 New York, Scandinavia House (US)
Thanks to the artist grant from TAIKE, I’ve had some time to develop this device Maqiano, that allows me to play maqamat (≈Arabic scales) on piano! It’s relatively easy to install and remove, and it doesn’t require tuning. This one is a prototype, you won’t find it on Thomann yet!
Here’s a short improvisation on maqam Bayati:
Kari Ikonen Trio‘s third studio-album Wind, Frost & Radiation is out now! Watch the video here:
Kari Ikonen Trio – Wind, Frost & Radiation
The new album is now available internationally on all digital platforms and in the physical formats CD and vinyl! The UK, USA & Canada will have to wait a little longer, until May 4th.
Promotional copies, booking enquiries and information: email@example.com
Join Kari Ikonen Trio on the following upcoming gigs:
May 2 Kari Ikonen Trio in Joensuu at Konservatorion Sali
May 3 Kari Ikonen Trio in Nurmes at Hannikaisen Sali
May 11 Kari Ikonen Trio at Trondheim Jazz Festival (Norway)
June 9 Kari Ikonen Trio at Koko Jazz Club in Helsinki
June 14 Kari Ikonen Trio in Helsinki at Arctic Paradise
June 15 Kari Ikonen Trio at Philly Joe’s in Tallinn (EE)
To see a list of more upcoming Kari Ikonen-gigs, click here.
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)