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Heikki Koskinen
E-trumpet, recorder, piano, composer, educator
Heikki "Mike" Koskinen is a Bay Area recording artist, composer, and educator. Chosen in "Rytmi" magazine critics polls as Finland’s top jazz trumpet player in the 1970’s, he left his native Finland to study jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Heikki’s music career began in Finland with playing American Soul music as well as free improvised jazz, with musicians such as Edward Vesala, Juhani Aaltonen, and Heikki Sarmanto. Heikki is the recipient of several Finnish composing grants, recorded several albums, and won awards as an innovative children’s music teacher. His 1980’s Bay Area bands, with Heikki on trumpet, featured such musicians as Hadley Caliman, Steve Heckman, Mark Levine, Joe Bonner, Bennie Green, Larry Hancock and Michael Spiro. Lately Heikki has re-connected with his free improvising musical roots, especially with Bay Area sax player Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble and the Finnish “Kellari Trio”, featuring reed player Mikko Innanen and bassist Teppo Hauta-aho as well as the Otherworld Ensemble. Heikki’s main instruments these days are piano, the Morrison Digital Trumpet as well as tenor recorder. Besides performing and composing, he teaches music in the Bay Area. For ten years he was coordinator and host of the local radio program, "Studio Finland" and he has been a key musical figure in the Bay Area Finnish community for several years. In September 2019 Heikki was recipient of Finnish Music Archives' "Finnish Jazz Legend" #34 award.
Contact information:
Email: kmusic (AT) pacbell (DOT) net
Photo Albums (click to view photos):
CDs on which Heikki Koskinen appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Otherworld Ensemble Return from Manala
Artist: Otherworld Ensemble
Title: Return from Manala
Label: Edgetone Records
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records
Life's Blood Ensemble Manala
Artist: Life's Blood Ensemble
Title: Manala
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4212
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4212
Heikki "Mike" Koskinen August Conversations
Artist: Heikki "Mike" Koskinen
Title: August Conversations
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4206
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4206
Heikki Koskinen / Steve Heckman Full Moon - Täysikuu
Artist: Heikki Koskinen / Steve Heckman
Title: Full Moon - Täysikuu
Label: MUSIC VISION
Label page on this site: MUSIC VISION
MUSIC VISION
Heikki Koskinen Midnight Sun
Artist: Heikki Koskinen
Title: Midnight Sun
Label: MUSIC VISION
Label page on this site: MUSIC VISION
MUSIC VISION
Kellari Trio Kellari Trio
Artist: Kellari Trio
Title: Kellari Trio
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4153
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4153
Otherworld Ensemble Northern Fire
Artist: Otherworld Ensemble
Title: Northern Fire
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4201
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4201
Otherworld Ensemble Live at Malmitalo
Artist: Otherworld Ensemble
Title: Live at Malmitalo
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4192
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4192
Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble side three: New Work
Artist: Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble
Title: side three: New Work
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4202
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4202
Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble Rogue Star
Artist: Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble
Title: Rogue Star
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4191
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4191
Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble Rising Colossus
Artist: Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble
Title: Rising Colossus
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4169
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4169
Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble The Otherworld Cycle
Artist: Rent Romus' Life's Blood Ensemble
Title: The Otherworld Cycle
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4161
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4161
Mike Koskinen Sunwebs
Artist: Mike Koskinen
Title: Sunwebs
Label: Svart Records SVR428
Label page on this site: Svart Records
Svart Records SVR428
Mike Koskinen Jazz Liisa
Artist: Mike Koskinen
Title: Jazz Liisa
Label: Svart Records SRE031
Label page on this site: Svart Records
Svart Records SRE031
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