Ville Herrala (b. 1979) is a double bass player originally from Turku. Herrala has played in several different groups both in Finland and abroad and gained appreciation as a versatile and talented jazzmusician.
Herrala started his music studies with classical piano in 1986 in the Conservatory of Turku in the instruction of Irma Talvio. Later on he continued with classical guitar, bass and finally double bass. Herrala graduated as Master of Music from the jazz department of Sibelius Academy in spring 2010, majoring in double bass. Before graduating he had gained success for example with Tetra and Reactor-5 in Young Nordic Jazz Comets competition.
Today Ville Herrala is one the most employed and versatile jazzmusicians in Finland. He has been playing with i.a. Jukka Perko, Severi Pyysalo, Jukkis Uotila, Eero Koivistoinen, Otto Donner, Jarmo Savolainen, UMO and Karita Mattila. He has also worked with many international stars of jazz, for example with Jerry Bergonzi, Phil Markovitz, John Tchicai and Cuong Vu.