Kari "Sonny" Heinilä

flutist/ saxophonist/ composer


Kari "Sonny" Heinilä (b. 1966) has became a familiar face to the audience through both his own bands and several big bands. Besides his long-lasting career as a player and an artistic director of UMO Jazz Orchestra, Kari Heinilä has walked his own routes as a saxophonist and a flutist. He hasn't stayed put with jazz music, but has become more and more interested in both modern classical music and ethnic folk music.

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Own albums

cover Mosaique 2007 Celene
cover Lill'Lisa 2004 Abovoice
cover Antiqua 2003 Celene
cover Tribus 2000 Abovoice
cover Stilleben 2010 Abovoice