Martti Vesala

Trumpetist / Composer

Biography

”A highly talented young man”

    - Chris Mosey, All About Jazz

 

”Vesala’s concept of ’controlled freedom’ comes across in an exellent way in the playing of the Soundpost Quintet”

    - Olaf Maikopf, JazzThing 09 - 2016

 

Martti Vesala (born 1981) is one of the most talented up-and-coming musicians in Finnish jazz. A creative and experienced trumpet player and composer, Vesala has written original music for nearly two decades for ensembles of all sizes, from quintets to big bands. His original compositions contain catchy melodies supported by lush harmonies and the rhythmic layers of jazz's Afro-American heritage.

Vesala currently leads the ensemble MARTTI VESALA SOUNDPOST QUINTET, which released their debut album in 2016 via the highly regarded German label Ozella Music.