1ST TENOR SAX, ALTO FLUTE
Besides RTBB, saxophonist Jussi Kannaste is known from leading his own Kannaste-Viinikainen-Riippa trio and from Jaska Lukkarinen Trio. As a sideman, he is a member of Mikko Innanen 10+, a new trio of drummer Teppo Mäkynen 3TM, Antti Lötjönen Quartet East and Jori Huhtala 3.
In addition to playing, Jussi teaches in Sibelius Academy and has been the head of the jazz department since 2009.
He has also played with numerous Finnish and international jazz greats such as Olli Ahvenlahti, Juhani Aaltonen, Heikki Sarmanto, Dave Liebman, Jason Moran, Billy Hart and John Scofield.
Photo: Tommy Lindgren