Kari Ikonen Quartet
Kari Ikonen (b.1973) has a Master of Music degree from the Sibelius-Academy Jazz Department. He has also studied at the Jyväskylä Music Institute and the Rotterdam Conservatory in Holland. In addition to his own ensemble Karikko he plays the piano and/or other keyboards in groups Ahava, Gnomus, Mr Fonebone and Timo Hirvonen’s High Five!, performing frequently in Finland and abroad. He has performed with many internationally known musicians, such as Ingrid Jensen, Stan Sultzman, Ron McClure, Vincent Courtois, Magnus Broo, André Fernandes, Dayna Stephens and Jukkis Uotila. Ikonen has performed in the USA, Russia and 15 European countries. Ikonen’s playing and/or compositions can be heard on more than 20 records.