Flight-free Zero-CO₂ European Solo Piano Tour !!!

Wed 20.4. Jõgeva, Cultural Center (EE)

Thu 21.4. Abja, Kultuurimaja (EE)

Sun 24.4. Berlin, B-Flat-Berlin, w. special guest Claudio Puntin (DE)

(April 28 & 29 participating in jazzahead! Trade Fair in Bremen)

Sat 30.4. Krefeld, Burg Linn, International Day of Jazz (DE)

Wed 4.5. Lyon, Le Périscope, w. special guest Louis Sclavis (FR)

Thu 5.5. Avignon, Ajmi (FR)

Sun 8.5. House concert in Vannes (FR)

Tue 10.5. Strasbourg, Jazzdor (FR)

Fri 13.5. München, Jazzclub Unterfahrt (DE)

Sat 14.5. Bielefeld, Bunker Ulmenwall (DE)

Sun 15.5. Heidelberg, Enjoy Jazz (DE)

Wed 18.5. w. Daniel Sommer Quartet, Copenhagen, Christiania Jazz Club (DK)

Thu 19.5. Stockholm, Finlandsinstitutet, w. special guest Per “Texas” Johansson (SE)

Big thanks to Suomen Kulttuurirahasto for support, and to Toivo Tuberik , Vapaat äänet / Charles Gil and Ralph Gluch for their help in the booking.

Video by Antti Kujanpää. The low carbon emissions are compesated by istutapuita.fi

Plans / sights for 2022

Hope this year will be better than the 2 previous ones !!!

In Finland live music is forbidden again, but luckily elsewhere art & culture is more appreciated. Next solo concert is at the Kölner Philharmonie Sat, Feb 5, looking so much forward !!! And Orchestra Nazionale della Luna gets finally to Belgium, inchallah… this tour was cancelled & rebooked soooo many times already. In April-May I’ll do a long flight-free Low-CO₂ solo piano tour: St. Petersburg, Baltics, Poland, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden… a lot of time in trains, all alone – I’m quite excited about that !!! Some interesting new collaborations coming up, some recordings too… I’ll tell more soon!

And I’m happy to see that my solo piano album has made it to “best of 2021” lists on three continents: Europe Jazz Media Chart, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and New York City Jazz Record !!!

My solo album is out in Finland !!!

Happy to tell that my solo piano album “Impressions, Improvisations & Compositions” has now been released in Finland by German label Ozella Music!

The international release was postponed again due to different corona-related issues, and will take place January 8, 2021 !!!

Also my concerts abroad seem very unsure for now… but at least i play a lot in Finland. The tour dates are here, welcome to the shows!

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 !!