Kuva/ Photo: Kimmo Tähtinen
Pertti "Pepa" Päivinen (b. 1955) is an open-minded multi-instrumentalist who breaks borders and whose down-to-earth playing is one of the cornerstones of Finnish jazz. He masters baritone, bass, tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet and a variety of flutes. The saxophonist-composer, whose professional career started in the 1970’s, has always had his fingers in many pies. He has, for example, played in the Jukka Tolonen Band, participated in Edward Vesala’s esteemed Sound & Fury workshops in 1984–85 and 1989–97, toured with Anthony Braxton’s Braxtonia, and has been one of the trusted artists of the UMO Jazz Orchestra since the 1980’s. His deep-resonating baritone has also received well-deserved international acclaim. In 2000, the Finnish Jazz Federation awarded his work with the respected Georgie Award.
|North Pipe||2009||Presence Records|
|Felix Culpa||2018||Finnish Explosions|
|Tadpoles||2016||Karkia Mistika Records|
|Ghost Of A Dog||2014||Presence Records|
|Yarra Yarra||2001||November Music|