Aili Ikonen is one of the most prominent jazz singers in Finland at the moment. She’s known as a member of Kvalda, Korppi Ensemble and Herd’s Jazzbasilli project but mostly as a radiant solo artist. Released in fall 2017, her second official solo album Piirrä minut featured even more emotional and personalized lead singer. The album also features Maija Linkola’s string quartet, which will be on stage alongside to Aili Ikonen at Pori Jazz 2018 as well as her band including bassist Mikko Pellinen who has arranged the songs written by Ikonen.
Lineup: Aili Ikonen (voc, vl); Janne Toivonen (trp, flgh); William Suvanne (sax, fl, clar); Tuomas J. Turunen (pno); Mikko Pellinen (bs); Mikko Arlin (d); Maija Linkola (vl); Mikaela Palmu (vl); Lotta Poijärvi (vla); Markus Hohti (vlc)