Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Heikki Koskinen
E-trumpet, recorder, piano, composer, educator
Heikki "Mike" Koskinen is a recording artist, composer, and educator currently living in San Francisco. 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 and the Finnish “Kellari (Cellar) Trio”, featuring reed player Mikko Innanen and bassist Teppo Hauta-aho. 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.
Upcoming Events:

Saturday, July 27 2019 7:30 PM
Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
18th Annual Outsound New Music Summit, The Bay Area's Creative Music Festival
Spontaneous, a celebration of fiery expression and freedom
Vinny Golia Quartet
Presenting a rich heritage of Jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions.
Rent Romus' Deciduous feat. Keith Kelly
An ongoing multi regional project by SF Bay Area saxophonist Rent Romus based on the mutual bridging of those who share a creative tenacity, history and transitory nature of improvisation.
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Thursday, August 15 2019 8:00 PM
Luggage Store Creative Music Series [1007 Market Street SF]
Manala Chamber Ensemble
Rent Romus - flutes/alto saxophone, Heikki Koskinen - e-trumpet/tenor recorder, David Samas - voice, Tom Weeks - alto & baritone saxophones, Safa Shokrai - double bass
Free Sax
Aaron Saul - alto saxophone, Andrew Ferren - tenor saxophone, Brian Rodvien - drums/percussion  More...
Photo Albums (click to view photos):
CDs on which Heikki Koskinen appears:
Heikki Koskinen / Steve Heckman Full Moon - Täysikuu
Artist: Heikki Koskinen / Steve Heckman
Title: Full Moon - Täysikuu
Label page on this site: MUSIC VISION
Heikki Koskinen Midnight Sun
Artist: Heikki Koskinen
Title: Midnight Sun
Label page on this site: MUSIC VISION
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