APRIL JAZZ CLUB: Olli Soikkeli Quartet October 27th, 2023
Despite his young age, Olli Soikkeli has become one of the world’s most respected Gypsy jazz guitarists. Now he performs in Finland together with Grammy-awarded pianist Marian Petrescu, bassist Ville Herrala and drummer Aleksi Heinola.
Soikkeli, who lives in New York, has performed alongside world stars at jazz clubs and festivals around Europe and the United States. 2016 The Huffington Post and All About Jazz magazines chose Soikkeli’s Rhythm Future Quartet’s album Travels as one of the best jazz albums of the year.
”Olli Soikkeli, is a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.”
– The Wall Street Journal
Olli Soikkeli, guitar
Marian Petrescu, piano
Ville Herrala, bass
Aleksi Heinola, drums