Hutera

Johannes Salomaa – sax, fl, Risto Kumpulainen – keys, Petri Pietilä – gtr, Timo Tuppurainen – b, Markus Jaatinen – perc, Niklas Ahlsved – drs

The rhythm’n’jazz group Hutera’s members are familiar faces from the bands of several well-known Finnish artists, including Marjo Leinonen, Astrid Swan and Lenni-Kalle Taipale. Now they have started a band whose key philosophy is simple: to swing and to swing hard. With that aim in their mind, they travel from one atmosphere to another, sometimes ending up even somewhere cinematic. Their debut Here It Is! came out last year to great acclaim in Finland.

Jazz Finland