“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-
AINON is a 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 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.
Aino Juutilainen (cello / composition)
Merimaija Aalto (violin / viola)
Milo Linnovaara (saxophone / clarinet / flute)
Joonas Leppänen (drums)
MIKKO SARVANNE GARDEN