Pekka Toivanen (b. 1961) has played the saxophone and the clarinet stylishly and consistently already for over a quarter century and mostly sticking with the classic jazz material. Besides his own quartet Pekka Toivanen has played as a sideman for a long time in i.a. Oiling Boiling, guitarist Tuomo Autio's Zekosto and Dream Team, the group of the veteran of Finnish jazz, Erik Lindström. One important and long-lasting partner for Toivanen has been bassist Wade Mikkola who has used Toivanen as the saxophonist on his gigs and albums.