Iiro Rantala

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Iiro Rantala
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Iiro Rantala in 2009
Background information
Birth nameIiro Emil Rantala
Born (1970-01-19) 19 January 1970 (age 52) [1]
Helsinki, Finland
Genres Jazz, classical
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsPiano
Labels ACT
Associated actsTrio Töykeät, Tango Kings
Website Official website
Iiro Rantala and Asja Valcic Iiro Rantala and Asja Valcic 1 (Joensuu, 2014).jpg
Iiro Rantala and Asja Valcic

Iiro Rantala (born 1970, in Helsinki) is a Finnish jazz pianist. He studied piano in the jazz department of Sibelius Academy and classical piano at the Manhattan School of Music. He is one of the best known Finnish jazz pianists, both in Finland and abroad. Rantala is a pianist and composer with Trio Töykeät, a Finnish jazz trio. In addition to jazz, he has composed some classical pieces, most notably the Concerto for Piano and Concerto in G♯ΔA♭ .

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In 2008, he released the album Elmo with his new formation, the Iiro Rantala New Trio . The members of the trio are Rantala (piano), Marzi Nyman (guitar) and Felix Zenger (beatbox).

Discography

Trio Töykeät

Big Bad Family

Tango Kings

Sinfonia Lahti, Trio Töykeät, Jaakko ja Pekka Kuusisto

SaloRantala Soi

Rantala & Tapiola Sinfonietta

Iiro Rantala New Trio

Pekka Kuusisto & Iiro Rantala

Iiro Rantala solo piano

Iiro Rantala String Trio

Iiro Rantala

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References

  1. "Iiro Rantala discography".