Eero Koivistoinen

Tenor & sopranosaxophone, composer & arranger

Sibelius Academy 1968 – 70, 1972 – 74
Berklee College of Music, Boston USA 1970 – 72


Awards and Prizes
First George Award of Finnish Jazz Federation 1967
Grand Prize Montreaux, EBU:n jazzcompetition1969
EBU:n Nordring Arrangers Prize Jersey 1981
First Prize of Finnish Big Band Competition 1987
Funky Elephant Award 2004
Finnish Jazzlegend 2007
State Music Award 2017


Eero Koivistoinen has performed in following countries:

Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Estonia, Poland, Liethuenia, Russia, Ushbekistan, Georgia, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Hungary, Czech, USA, Canada, Indonesia, Ghana, Mozambique, South Africa, Benin, Japan



Orchestral works
Ultima Thule for large Orchestra and Jazz Quintet
Round about Monk, arrangement of themes of Thelonious Monk for Symphony Orchestra (commission of Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Baltic Sea Blues Sinfonietta and jazz ten sax, piano and bass (multimedia)

Radiophonic Works for YLE
Suomi-maailman majakka 1996, Sopi 1998

Large amount of small ensemble compositions
Large amount of big band compositions and arrangements
Some big band compositions published by UNC Jazz Press, USA

Choral Works
Suomalainen suite 2000/2006,
Kökkelö suite for poems of Lauri Viita 2000, 12′,
La mie laulan lallittelen 16’ sekakuoro 2011
Tanssivat porot 2013
Maa, ilma ja meri 2013
Mieleni meri 2014

Choir arrangements
Peltoniemen Hintriikan surumarssi (trad)
Silakka-apajalla (Lavi-Ahvenainen)

Large amount of songs and children songs

Eero Koivistoinen has conducted in Finland, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Estonia,
Iceland, South Africa, Japan. Some of the Orchestras: UMO Jazz Orchestra, Danish Radio Big band, Hessischer Radio Big band, Sandvika Storband, Oslo Workshop Big Band, Estonian Dream Big Band, Reykjavik Big Band, Tetsuya Tatsumi Big band.

Eero Koivistoinen has a large Discografia with 28 own recording as a leader and he has been a sideman in numerous recordings.

Eero Koivistoinen has been working in many different African countries as musician, educator and producer. He has produced 4 recordings of African music for Naxos World label in Mozambique and South Africa.

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