Saxophonist Mikko Innanen is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and important Finnish jazz musicians. He’s worked with several different artists and bands. His own band Mikko Innanen 10+ is a unique ensemble of his best Finnish colleagues and as it is a large band, it’s very rare to get to experience them live as all the musicians are so sought after. Pori Jazz 2018 will host a 12-member band making its debut at the festival. Ever since they started out back in 2012 they’ve performed at Tampere Jazz Happening, WeJazz in Helsinki and German Moers Festival just to mention a few of their most notable concerts. The concert at Pori Jazz will be a memorable one featuring the advantages of the large and highly skilled ensemble.
Lineup: Mikko Innanen (sax); Jussi Kannaste (sax); Pauli Lyytinen (sax); Verneri Pohjola (tpt); Magnus Bro (tpt); Jari Hongisto (tb); Juho Viljanen (tb); Seppo Kantonen (p); Ville Herrala (b); Eero Tikkanen (b); Mika Kallio (d); Joonas Riippa (d)