Kuva/ Photo: Jarkko Rönnholm
Ari Jokelainen (b. 1976) has for a long time been a technically skilled and precise alto saxophonist, who manages even the most complicated bebop patterns and the softest ballads. One of the most recent projects of the saxophonist are Ari Jokelainen Quartet and the attachments in Nat Newborn Big Time, Sid Hille Jazz Orchestra and Ricky-Tick Big Band. On the 21st century Jokelainen has also played on the two first albums of saxophonist Timo Lassy. He also teaches saxophone at the pop/jazz musician degree program at the Metropolia university of applied sciences and conducts JASO big band.