JAPA, The Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive organized yesterday, together with Helsinki Jazz ry and as part of the jaZZanti a concerts where jazz guitarist Olli Hirvonen received the 11th ‘Erik Lindström Award’. (Erik Lindström (link in Finnish) is an icon in Finnish jazz and popular music. Listen his play e.g. here.)
Olli Hirvonen is one of the rising stars in Finnish jazz. He has degrees both from Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and Manhattan School of Music in New York. Click this to see and hear his play.
In the concert played Jussi Fredriksson‘s (p) trio, Ville Herrala in bass ja Ville Pynssi in drums.