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Ari-Pekka "Ape" Anttila

bassist/ guitarist/ composer/ producer/ teacher


Ari-Pekka "Ape" Anttila (b. 1966) is a guitarist, bassist, composer, producer and teacher who moves very versatilely on the field of Finnish jazz. This all-round bass player has been comping in e.g. Sid Hille's Platypus Ensemble, Quartet Coyote, Breadmachine, Lenni-Kalle Taipale Group, UMO and MMQ. He has also done lots of composing and arranging for television shows and different contests. In 2007 Anttila established a rhythm music school in Lohja called RytmiOmena with his jazzsinger-wife Ira Kaspi. The school has quickly gained success among the local young musicians.

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