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jaZZanti-konsertti. Heikki Ruokangas & Simo Laihonen at Teater Viirus

Courtesy of Finnish Jazz Federation | Posted on February 11, 2024


Teater Viirus
Välimerenkatu 14


Fri, May 17, 2024

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Heikki Ruokangas & Simo Laihonen


Heikki Ruokangas: electric guitarSimo Laihonen: drums and percussion
Heikki Ruokangas is an improvising guitarist from Oulu. He is equally at home in atonal free music and jazz as in the melodic narration of folk songs and popular styles. At the intersection of these, Ruokangas operates at its best. In the fall of 2023, his latest solo guitar album ‘Karu’ was released on the famous US label 577 Records. He has collaborated with e.g. with guitarist colleagues Noël Akchoté, Killick Hinds and Alex Jonsson and multi-instrumentalist Landon George.
Simo Laihonen is a drummer and flutist from Tampere. Laihonen’s latest release is the laudably-received ‘Rauhan ja nauttinon puutarhassa’ with keyboardist Pasi Salmi. This album, which was originally released as a CD under the Pori Film Lab label, was pressed on vinyl by Ultraääni Records in the fall of 2023. He has played e.g. in the bands Black Motor, Sound & Fury and Oaagaada....

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