Gil Goldstein (US)

“Iiro Rantala is a pianistic sensation who makes the strongest case I know to believe in reincarnation because his pianistic technique and musical sensitivity speak of depths which appear impossible to have been achieved in this lifetime alone….” Gil...

Herald Sun (AUS)

“The most exciting performance of the festival was by Finnish ensemble Trio Toykeat….. Their music at Montsalvat was exhilarating and beautiful….The audience erupted into a frenzy after every solo….”Jessica Nicholas, Herald Sun,...

Trouw (NL)

Trio Toykeat is the name of the Finnish ensemble, and on Thursday made its debut in the Amsterdam Bimhuis. As such it is of course not important that a Finnish group plays here. Actually a number of groups play here often from less obvious originating jazz countries....

Berlingske Tidende (DK)

24.9.1998 (Copenhagen Jazzhouse 23/9/98) A Finnish phenomenon It is important to experience Finnish jazz live, as it is difficult to describe. Finnish jazz is peopled with originals, which was once more confirmed, when Trio Töykeät played for the first time in...

The Dominion (NZ)

“A virtually unbroken torrent of in-your-face virtuosity, leavened with a delicious sense of humour and a daring eclecticism”..”Judging by this concert you can see why these three are gaining a reputation as one of the hottest properties in the jazz...