Live at The Old Castlemaine Gaol
Friday 4th December
Fresh young talent from Finland
Why not make your night a memorable event, and join us for dinner before the show. These tickets include main course, dessert and glass of wine, beer or soft drink. Enjoy a delicious meal, before being captivated by the beautiful music of the Kokko Quartet.
In Finnish Kalevala mythology kokko refers to a gigantic eagle, a mythical creature of the air having many forms, as does the music of Kokko Quartet. Established in 2010 and based in Helsinki, the group plays recognizably Scandinavian jazz but draws influences from Indian and Arabic music as well as Cuban rhythms, thus creating a distinctive overall sound. Kokko Quartet 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. The group’s debut album Like a River was released in March 2013.
Kaisa Siirala, saxophones and flutes
Johanna Pitkänen, piano and keys
Timo Tuppurainen, bass
Risto Takala, drums
“…The music flows gently and smoothly, breaking boundaries between different musical genres. In a sensual and subtle way, elements of jazz unite with Scandinavian influences, hints of Tango, Indian and Arabic as well as Cuban music…”
- Osku Rajala/Jazzrytmit, a Finnish Jazz Magazine
The Old Castlemaine Gaol
36-48 Bowden Street
Castlemaine, Victoria 3450
Old Castlemaine Gaol