Aili Ikonen, Finland's most acclaimed jazz singer, will release her fourth solo album in February 2023. Thematically, her new album deals with perceiving one's own place in this time as different roles: as a person, as a woman, as part of the society, as part of a larger continuum, as part of a chain of generations.
Known as a sensitive, but at the same time strong interpreter, Ikonen has been heard extensively both with the top artists of the Finnish music scene and as a soloist in various ensembles, such as the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra. Ikonen is also known as a member of the a cappella group Rajaton.
Aili Ikonen brings with her on stage her primary quintet, with whom she has been collaborating for 10 years, releasing five albums together. The group will perform within the Oulu Music Festival for the new album release concert on Friday 24.3.
Aili Ikonen | voice, violin, compositions and lyrics
Janne Toivonen | trumpet
William Suvanne | saxophones, flute
Tuomas J. Turunen | piano
Mikko Pellinen | double bass, arrangements
Mikko Arlin | drums
Duration approx. 2 h (incl. intermission)
Before this concert, welcome also to the free final concert of the Rhythm Music Master's Course starting at 18:00!
Ticket prices: Prices: 29 € normal / 24 € pensioner / 15 € student, unemployed, children (3–17 v)
RioLiven eteispalvelumaksu on 3 €.
Ticketmaster Finland across the country. A service fee is included in the ticket price. A separate Ticketmaster order fee of 1,50–2,00 € per order is added. Tickets without a service fee from Culture Centre Valve. A limited amount of Kaikukortti-tickets are available.
A Festival Pass is also available for the Oulu Music Festival 12.-26.3.2023, which allows the participation intwenty of the festival's concerts. The OMJ 2023 Festival Pass is on sale until March 1, 2023, in limited amount.
Oulu Music Festival Foundation and Uleåborg Jazz Organization