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:
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 !!!