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.
Trio Toffa‘s debut album Positive is out now on Eclipse Music! Have a look at the video of “Ozin De” here !!!
”Kari Ikonen Trio grabbed the moment with an assured and highly imaginative display of contemporary piano trio aesthetics.” -Jon Newey, Jazzwise (UK)
Listen to samples here! The reviews have all been great, for example: ”This is a wholly original take on the improvising piano trio.” (****) -Jazz Journal (UK)
Marlbank lists five “state of the art” jazz piano trios of 2015 – KIT is one of them!
Beauteous Tales… was “Jazz-Album der Woche” at NDR in April and also one of the selected new albums at Europe Jazz Media Chart May 2015 !!! Read reviews at Press-section.