“Ainon’s compositions are filled with a rare sense of sophistication that combines the playful elements of jazz with the weightier approach of classical music seamlessly. “

All About Jazz / Friedrich Kunzmann

Aino Juutilainen (cello / composing)
Merimaija Aalto (violin / viola)
Suvi Linnovaara (saxophone / clarinet / flute)
Joonas Leppänen (drums)

How does the beginning of apocalypse sound like, the short moment when only grannies and seagulls are alive? AINON leads the listener on a journey trough time and space, creating strong pictures that one can stop by. It creaks and floats until all of a sudden begins a rhythmical texture that one can cling to. AINON is Helsinki based ensemble that was founded in 2017 by the cellist-composer Aino Juutilainen. The music is influenced by jazz, contemporary music and classical music. It is a mixture of composed and improvised music, all written for these specific players. AINON combines different styles associating freely and reaches the listener with its playfulness.  AINON’s concert in Tenho Restobar was listed to top ten jazz concerts of 2018 in “kohta… jazzii” -blog.  AINON has performed at WeJazz festival, Jazz-Espa, JazzAnti, Juttutupa and Validi Karkia club among many other Finnish scenes.  The band released their debut album ‘Drought’ on We Jazz Records in September 2020. 

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