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Iiro Rantala

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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♭. 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).

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On Oct 17, 2015. 12:51am
Henk van Leeuwen said

Hi! Thanks for featuring IIRO Rantala. However, you are not mentioning that he is on the verge of touring here later this month: 28 - 31 October, which has been documented and briefed to ABC Jazz and Jazztrack, and in the related stories you list IIRO's last tour here in 2011. Also you have used very old pictures that are 20 years old

.October 2015 Concert Dates and links:
- Wed 28 Oct, Melbourne: Melbourne Recital Centre - www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2015/an-evening-with-iiro-rantala/
- Thurs 29 Oct, Sydney: Venue505, 280 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills - book: www.trybooking.com/IIMP
- Frid 30 Oct, Cairns: Tanks Art Centre - book: www.tanksartscentre.com
- Sat 31 Oct, Canberra: Embassy of Finland - book: ewa.walczuk@formin.fi - 02 6273 3800

"A virtuoso who raises versatility to another level, IIRO's a hero." - The Evening Standard (UK)

On Oct 19, 2015. 8:30am
ABC Jazz said

Hi there Henk, thanks for sharing this info!

The tour was mentioned a few months back and ran for a week on our Jazz News segment: https://soundcloud.com/abc-jazz/music-news-on-abc-jazz-31715

Mal Stanley also made a mention on Saturday's Jazztrack program and played his new album: https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/peZWDEkVZQ?play=true

Great to have the likes of Iiro visiting Australia!

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