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Verneri Pohjola

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Verneri Pohjola (b. 1977) is a Finnish trumpeter son of the famous bassist Pekka Pohjola. He writes music and performs with several renowned groups in the fields of jazz, soul and rock.

His main work include the jazz foursome Ilmiliekki Quartet and the indie/art rock band Silvio in which he plays Rhodes-piano and drums. Pohjola also contributes to groups such as Quintessence, Q-Continuum and Warp!, to name only a few.

In 2008 he released an experimental sound collage, Michelin Star, only namely to be dubbed as jazz with drummer Joonas Riippa.

His first solo album Aurora was released February 2009 on the German ACT label and won an Emma Award for best jazz album of the year. It features his father on two tracks and his brother, Ilman on trombone.

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