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Markus Ketola

drummer/ composer/ teacher

Kuva/ Photo: Antti Savolainen


Markus Ketola (b. 1968) is a versatile drummer and a musician who has for a long time worked on the fields of jazz, contemporary music and Indian music. Besides playing in the UMO Jazz Orchestra, Ketola has had many own band projects since he started his studies at the jazz department of Sibelius Academy but the most successful project was probably his own debut album Tila (Lake End 1998) that received extremely good feedback and was awarded with the Jazz-Emma Prize as the Jazz Recording of the Year. The most recent project for Ketola today is Ketola Rewired, a band heavily influenced by the music of Weather Report, that performs actively and has gotten a good reception among the audience and the critics.

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Own albums

cover Tila 1998 Lake End Records
cover Jatkumo 2003 Lake End Records