Iro Haarla

pianist/ harpist/ keyboardist/ composer

Kuva/ Photo: Maarit Kytöharju


Iro Haarla (b. 1956) is a Finnish jazzpianist, -harpist, -keyboardplayer, a composer and a groupleader. She had an important role in the music of her spouse, drummer Edward Vesala, especially in Sound & Fury -band from 1970s till the death of Vesala in 1999. Later Haarla has done impressive solo works and fruitful duo co-operation with several Norwegian and Finnish top-notch jazzmusicians, like saxophonists Pepa Päivinen and Tapani Rinne and bassist Ulf Krokfors.

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Own albums

cover Northbound 2005 ECM Records
cover Kirkastus 2015 TUM Records
cover The Sky Is Ruby 2007 TUM Records
cover Heart of a Bird 2003 TUM Records
cover Yarra Yarra 2001 November Music