Mikko Innanen tours the New York City area in June 2013
May 24 18:00 Kerava Jazz, Keravan kirkko, Kerava (FI)
June 1 9:30am Edison Museum, New Jersey (US)
June 6 7:30pm & 9:30pm El Taller, New York (US)
June 7-8 I-Beam, Brooklyn, NY (US)
June 9 8:30pm & 10pmI-Beam, Brooklyn, NY (US)
June 23 7:30 & 9:30pm Trumpets Jazzclub, Montclair, NJ (US)
June 25 Freddy's Back Room, Brooklyn, NY (US)
June 27 Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn, NY (US)
June 28 Douglass St. Music Collective, Brooklyn, NY (US)
June 30 ABC No Rio, NY (US)
July 4 19:00 Agricolan Kirkko, Helsinki (FI)
July 10 Copenhagen Jazz Festival
July 11 Copenhagen Jazz Festival
July 18 Ultra Music Nights, Pori Jazz Festival
July 19 Café Jazz, Pori Jazz Festival
July 20 Jazz Street, Pori Jazz Festival
July 20 Ultra Music Nights, Pori Jazz Festival
July 24 Jazz-Espa, Helsinki
July 27 Raahen Rantajatsit, Raahe (FI)
Aug 4 Jazz Piknik, Lasipalatsin Aukio, Helsinki (FI)
Aug 10 Flow Festival, Helsinki (FI)
Aug 22 Viapori Jazz, Helsinki (FI)
Aug 24 Viapori Jazz, Helsinki (FI)
photo: Risto Kantola
"Volcanic Finnish reedist" DOWN BEAT
“Employing saxophones in all sizes (and occasionally a whistle), Innanen staked his claim as the Finnish jazzman of import…” JAZZTIMES
”Innanen, who exhibits great control over his vocabulary of squeals and squawks, can also play it straight on his horns when he wants to.” THE IAJRC JOURNAL
“But the star here is Innanen's take on past and present jazz tradition. His multi-part compositions, not such a far cry from Mingus's volatile style, have enough meat to sustain deconstruction and evade the trap of eclecticism” THE WIRE
"Occupy The World" by Wadada Leo Smith & TUMO out now!
"Occupy The World is an instant classic of creative orchestral music. Over five extended compositions, a total of almost two hours of music, composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith leads a new large ensemble, TUMO, to a unique sound world where composed elements meet with strong soloists and group improvisation."
"Out to Lynch" by Kalle Kalima & K-18 (Kalima, Innanen, Veli Kujala and Teppo Hauta-aho) wins Jazz-Emma award for the best Finnish jazz record of 2012.
An article by Peter Margasak in the April 2012 issue of Down Beat
Mikko Innanen & Innkvisitio: Clustrophy
"HEY – if you don’t get another CD this year – GET THIS ONE! Listeners who can’t be without the latest & greatest in jazz will kick themselves if they overlook this one!" Improvijazznation Magazine
"Finland was representing, via the fascinating, feisty band Mikko Innanen & Innkvisitio, guided by the strong, free-minded alto saxist, and with keyboardist Seppo Kantonen winning special points for originality. Think Ornette Coleman in a honky tonk, updated and glazed with dry Finnish wit." DOWN BEAT
Great new reviews of Clustrophy: PopMatters, New York Music Daily, All About Jazz (Eyal Hareuveni), All About Jazz (Jerry D’Souza), Canadian Audiophile, Jazmuzic, Improvijazznation Magazine, Something Else!
"Clustrophy introduces us to a new incarnation of Mikko Innanen & Innkvisitio, a group led by the highly talented and increasingly well-known Finnish saxophonist Mikko Innanen. Whereas the group´s first recording, Paa-da-pap (TUM CD 019) in 2007, featured a quartet of Finns, Clustrophy show-cases a five-piece band with a truly pan-European three-some of saxophonists: Mikko Innanen from Finland, Fredrik Ljungkvist from Sweden and Daniel Erdmann from Germany."