I returned home last night from Japan (after a 25-hour travel..). I had a great time and I loved to play with this particular line-up: Roy Assaf on piano, Jaska Lukkarinen on drums and Ape Anttila on bass. Thanks also very much to Kengo Nakamura (bass) and Shinichiro Kamoto (drums) with whom we . . . → Read More: Back home after Japan Tour
Here is the schedule for ‘Pekka Pylkkanen Tube Factory feat. Roy Assaf’ Tour in Japan 2013:
10/13(日)横浜Jazz Promenade@関内ホール 13:20~YOKOHAMA JAZZ PROMENADE
10/15(火)中目黒・楽屋 19:30~ tel:03-3714-2607 RAKUYA /TOKYO
10/16(水)京都Blue Note 20:00~ tel:075-223-0398 KYOTO BLUE NOTE
10/17(木)横浜エアジン 19:30~ tel:045-641-9191 AIREGIN/YOKOHAMA
10/18(金)柏Nardis 20:30~ tel:04-7164-9469 JAZZ CLUB NARDIS/KASHIWA
10/19(土)札幌くう 19:00~ tel:011-616-7713 COO/SAPPORO
10/20 PRIVATE CONCERT AT NASU/TOCHIGI
. . . → Read More: Japan Tour 2013 w/Roy Assaf
It has been an incredibly nice (and quite busy) summer for me. I recently arrived home from Italy where I spent for almost a
month, first teaching and playing at the Atina Jazz Campus, which I was also heading this year. It was again a really fun experience with so many talented, young . . . → Read More: Back home in Helsinki..
I’m really happy to announce that I will be taking part in the finals of the ‘Moods Jazz&Blues Awards’ -competition
with my band Tube Factory on June 4th, 2013. Moods is the probably the best-known Swiss jazz club, it’s in Zurich, and we’re excited about going there! My band will be this time: . . . → Read More: Moods Jazz & Blues Awards
I’m really excited about going back to UK to do a 1-week-long tour with some great musicians.
This band is called ‘Pekka Pylkkanen Hi-Fi Quintuplet’ (or Hi-Fi Quartet on some nights)
There will be Nick Smart on trumpet (April 22/23); Kit Downes on piano (April 25); Matt Robinson on piano (April 18-24); Ronan Guilfoyle on . . . → Read More: UK Tour in April 2013
I’m happy to announce that I will be joining the Atina Jazz Campus in July 2013 again! This time I will be the artistic/pedagogical head of the Campus della Musica and it will surely be a wonderful week-and-a-half with great teachers and students from different parts of Europe and also Canada! There will be many . . . → Read More: Atina Jazz Campus
Fiestecita is a salsa group we started already in 1983 (!). The line-up has changed a little bit from those days, but in today’s line-up we’ve been performing (with one exception, Matti Lappalainen on trombone (nowadays the Manager of April Jazz)- switched to Mikko Mustonen) since the 90′s. We used to run several highly successful . . . → Read More: Fiestecita back in business!