Aapo Heinonen Quintet is a melodically swinging and open-minded jazzgroup that combines on stage with a unique way the best qualities of an ensemble and an orchestra. Structurally the compositions are made more for a big band than for a jazz ensemble, but still there is lots of room for improvisation and communication. From the compositions you can find lots of influences from jazz, latin, fusion, world music and film music. Aapo Heinonen is in charge of the compositions of the group but the arrangementsare done in a close cooperation with the band.
Presence Records released group's debut album "A Daydream Between Nightmares" in 2010 that got a warm welcome from both the audience and the experts on the field. The second album of the band, "Healing Flows", was released in the beginning of 2013.
Aapo Heinonen Quintet was formed in summer 2009 and they have been active ever since. In 2016 the line-up of the group changed, and their third album TARA was released in September 2018 on German Ozella Music.