|Pekka Pylkkanen Global Unit, featuring Ronan Guilfoyle
Web site: http://www.pekkasmusic.com
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Pekka’s Global Unit was formed recently, featuring the one and only acoustic electric bass player Ronan Guilfoyle from Ireland.
Pekka Pylkkanen’s musical career dates back to when he began playing the clarinet at 10. Later his instrumental repertoire grew on to include flutes, saxophones, and the piano. He received this Master of Music degree from the Sibelius-Academy. He also studied at the Rotterdam's Conservatory and studied privately with Dave Liebman, Bob Mintzer and other masters.
Pekka’s music is highly characteristic. As Hilarie S. Grey of JazzTimes said: ”… Pylkkänen leads a tight sextet through moody, atmospheric pieces that explore with a purpose.....As accomplished a group of musicians as these are, the human element is always present.”
During the last 10 years, Pekka has worked with dozens of different artists, orchestras and groups both in Finland and abroad, including Dave Liebman, Vince Mendoza and Paquito D'Rivera. Pekka’s Tube Factory played on international festivals, concert halls and clubs in Finland, Norway, USA, Japan, Korea, China, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Uruguay, amounting to over 300 concerts during the last few years.
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