Kokkola Winter Accordion: Thursday Jazz
Antti Purola, accordion
Martin Söderbacka, guitar
Eevalotta Matikainen, contrabass
Valter Söderbacka, drums
Improvisation, soundscapes, melodies and rhythms are the cornerstones of this acclaimed quartet—and what captivates its audiences. Accordion, special-effects guitar, double bass and drums result in a personalized sound that merges well with that of an orchestra in this fusion of musical styles. The repertoire includes the band members’ own songs as well as their personal arrangements of Finnish compositions and jazz classics. Hear the bustle of the city as well as the tranquility of the countryside – both come forth in playful, rhythmic and moving melodies.