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The Joona Toivanen Trio represents a new generation in Finnish jazz. The trio had their public debut in 1997. Solid, grass-roots experience was acquired by performing weekly at Jazz Bar in the Finnish city of Jyväskylä.
The trio has become one of Finland’s most internationally successful jazz line-ups, with tours and appearances not only in Europe, but also in Australia and Asia. The trio won first prize in a Nordic jazz competition staged in Iceland in 2000. The trio’s pianist Joona Toivanen is nowadays active in Swedish jazz circles.