Olli Soikkeli is one of the most gifted young guitarists in the world right now and we try to get him to Cotuit as often as possible. We are thrilled to welcome the Olli Soikkeli Trio for what is sure to be an amazing concert on Sunday, March 3 at 7:30pm.
Born in Nurmes, Finland and based in NYC, Soikkeli was introduced to the music of great Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz, which has been his primary focus since. Olli played in jazz clubs and festivals across Finland, and toured Europe with Sinti Guitarist Paulus Schäfer. While still young, he’s already played with notable artists such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Stochelo Rosenberg, Tommy Emmanuel, Andreas Öberg, Cyrille Aimee, Antti Sarpila and Marian Petrescu.
After move to New York City in 2014. Olli has played legendary venues such as Town Hall, Birdland Jazz Club, Blue Note and the Lincoln Center.
This time Olli is leading his New York based trio with Italian pianist Alberto Pibiri and Julian Smith on bass. Trio pays homage to the great Oscar Peterson and Nat King Cole trios.