Iro Haarla


Iro Haarla has created an extensive career as a jazz pianist and harpist, and also as a band leader and a composer. She is particularly known as a member of and arranger for Sound & Fury, the band led by her late husband Edward Vesala. Since his death, Haarla has pursued a successful solo career and has appeared together with numerous Finnish and international jazz musicians. She has written numerous pieces for larger ensembles such as her own Finnish-Norwegian Quintet , own sextet , UMO Jazz Orchestra and NorrlandsOperans Symphony Orchestra. Arrangements for Pori Sinfonietta, and AVANTI! She has recorded 3 albums for ECM-Records (Germany) and 4 albums for TUM-Records (Finland) consisting her compositions.



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