Joonas Haavisto TrioFI

  • Jazz

Joonas Haavisto is a Finnish pianist and composer who joined the world-famous Steinway Artist roster in 2017. Joonas has played as a soloist with chamber orchestras and big bands whilo also leading his own group Joonas Haavisto Trio. German label Membran released their fourth album Offshore in 2019. Haavisto’s compositions are based on beautiful melodies. The music also has some free elements and multilayered rhythmic motifs.

JHT unites three stellar musicians from the Finnish jazz scene. Antti Lötjönen is the busiest bass player in Finland and has toured with Jeff Watts and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Drummer Joonas Riippa is known for his personal style. Riippa can be seen playing Jimi Tenor, Kalle Kalima and Mikko Innanen. Trio has been performing all around the world. Their most notable gigs have been Tokyo Jazz Festival, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Les Boréales Festival and Pori Jazz Festival.

"Joonas Haavisto is one of the most talented pianists of his generation" – Der Spiegel