My 2012 schedule will involve number of new, exciting, and creative projects.


Nordic Trinity featuring tenor saxophonist Juhani "Junnu" Aaltonen, guitarist Mikko Iivainen and drummer Klaus Suonsaari released their fourth CD, Nordic Trinity: Live,  for KSJAZZ label during their October 2012 tour in Finland.


Bassist Julian F. Thayer, tenor saxophonist Scott Robinson, pianist Emil Vickly and drummer Klaus Suonsaari performed a highly creative and successful concert at Mozart & Science Conference in Krems, Austria.







This is what critics are saying!


"Julian F. Thayer and Klaus Suonsaari continue their embrace of and journey through the entirety of the jazz pedagogy. In a piano-less trio setting, Julian and Klaus chose saxophonist Charlie Mariano, and put him definitively out of his comfort zone. The result is a very spontaneous performance by all involved. It's a challenging listen, but well worth the effort."
---Branford Marsalis, Saxophonist/Marsalis Music Recording Artist

"The trio's (Live in Helsinki) wild improvisations defy predictable paths leaving the listener wanting to hear more of their challenging music."
--- Ken Dryden, AllAboutJazz New York

"...this boldly improvising quartet deals in heightened and immediate interplay. And Suonsaari's considerable skills as a drummer, along with his expansive vocabulary on the kit, allow him to react instantly and with strong conviction no matter what the setting. More people in the U.S., particularly free-jazz fans, should get to know about this creative percussive colorist from Finland."
--- Bill Milkowski, Reviews Drum Beat/JazzTimes
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