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Verneri Pohjola Group: Pekka

14.10.2017
20:30 – 22:00

Campus Allegro – Black Box
Köpmansgatan 10
Jakobstad

15/12€

19:00 – Anders Sjölind Nonet

20:30 – Verneri Pohjola Group: Pekka

VERNERI POHJOLA trumpet
TUOMO PRÄTTÄLÄ fender rhodes
TIMO KÄMÄRÄINEN guitar
JASKA LUKKARINEN drums
ANTTI LÖTJÖNEN bass

The Verneri Pohjola Group formed in 2016 to reinterpret the music of Verneri’s late father Pekka Pohjola. Releasing their album ‘Pekka’ in June 2017, it is a defining moment in Finnish culture.

With Pekka’s passing, there has been huge anticipation from fans and media, particularly in Finland, that Verneri would perform his father’s music. Finally, following an invitation from friend and mentor Jukka Perko to appear at his festival Viapori in 2016, Verneri felt ready and comfortable to immerse himself in his legacy. Performing with Tuomo Prättälä on Fender Rhodes, Teemu Viinikainen (Guitar), Mika Kallio (Drums), Antti Lötjönen (Bass) he knew instantly that this was the right combination of musicians and instrumentation to make the album. He had the band and the inspiration. The moment was right at last

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