Photo: Veera Konsti

Tomi Nikku – trp, fl. horn, Max Zenger – a. sax, b. cl, Ilkka Uksila – vibr, Vesa Ojaniemi – db, Jonatan Sarikoski – dr

Trumpeter-composer Tomi Nikku is one of the stars of the new Finnish jazz generation. He is both, a productive composer in his own projects and active member in such bands as Bowman Trio, Maxxxtet, Alder Ego and Sointi Jazz Orchestra. Also he has performed as a soloist for the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra big band. The rare instrumentation of this quintet makes Nikku’s compositions sound exceptionally fresh and nuanced.

A talent worth watching.

– Peter Slavid, London Jazz News