Saturday, September 5th Saue town Jaanituleplats, Saue Children's and Youth Day (Saue Laste- ja Noortepäev)
At 3 PM - world-class Finnish jazz musician, lecturer, and percussionist Jussi Lehtonen on the open-air stage, the percussion workshop continues in a separate tent.
At the drum clinic, Jussi Lehtonen will talk about and demonstrate some of the most important things in his development related to jazz music and drums. His practicing routines, vocabulary, ride cymbal, polyrhythms, and odd meters-playing.
Register in the workshop HERE
Drummer, composer, bandleader
A steady figure in the finnish jazz scene, energetic, swinging and sensitive musician with a lot
of experience in live performances with small and big bands, recording and education.
Some recent performances :
Joe Lovano (w Vince Mendoza and Sibis Alumni Big Band+ Strings)
Dave Liebman Scandinavian Group
Lehtonen-Rissanen Quartet feat Dave Liebman
Randy Brecker Quintet
Tim Hagans (w Sibis Alumni All Stars Big Band)
Bob Mintzer (w bigband and quartet)
Recordings as a leader:
- Firstborn (Texicalli 2009), featuring Tim Hagans
- This Time (Prophone 2013), featuring Jesse van Ruller
- Aki Rissanen//Jussi Lehtonen Quartet feat Dave Liebman (Ozella 2014)
- Koko Jazz Orchestra: Presenting the Music of Jussi Lehtonen and Jussi Fredriksson
(Fredriksson Music 2014)
- Move On (Svart Records, 2017)
- Live at Koko Jazz Club (Koko Records, 2018)
- Connection (Eclipse Records, 2020)
Also performances with numerous finnish bands, recording sessions with different groups.
A prestigious educational status at the Sibelius-Academy Jazz Department, teaching
rhythmics, ensembles and private students.