Helsinki Jazz Life 1 – Innanen : Lötjönen : D’Anna


I have started a new project called Helsinki Jazz Life. In this project I present different jazz artists and ensembles playing in Helsinki. I will try to post these episodes on Wednesdays. I hope you will enjoy the project!


Saxophone player Mikko Innanen was joined with bass player Antti Lötjönen and drummer Alessandro D’Anna at Bar Favela in Töölö in Helsinki. Bar Favela is a lovely cosy bar with vibrant colours and a vibrant atmosphere. I have visited that place many a times since I used to live right next door. The food is great and the staff is very warm and friendly.

And everything got even warmer as the jazz trio started playing. I arrived a bit late and the place was already packed as can be seen. It was hard to find a good angle to film so had to settle in the back. The lighting wasn’t optimal for filming but the mood was great and the playing very good as is expected from musicians of that caliber.

I have played with Innanen and D’Anna before at jazz jams. Never had the chance to play with Lötjönen yet but would be an honour to do that one day.


Live @ Bar Favela 12/3/2019

Mikko Innanen – a./b. saxophone
Antti Lötjönen – bass
Alessandro D’Anna – drums


(c) 2019 Sibil Yanev

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