Kokko Quartet

Kokko Quartet

Kuva/ Photo: Alisa Javits

Kokko Quartet plays recognizably Scandinavian jazz but draws influences from Indian and Arabic music as well as Cuban rhythms, thus creating a distinctive overall sound.

Established in 2010 and based in Helsinki, the group performs songs written by pianist Johanna Pitkänen, saxophone player Kaisa Siirala and bass player Timo Tuppurainen. Together with drummer Risto Takala, these four musicians share an interest in free expression, jazz and world music. Intuitively, they move through the music with a spirit of great freedom in their interplay.

Kokko Quartet has released two albums, Like a River (2013) and Orient Express (2016).