Mikko Hassinen


Mikko Hassinen has created an extensive career as a jazz drummer, leading bands and collaborating with several prominent performers. He has played drums on recordings made by more than 30 bands or performers. He has written music for his own ensembles and for instance for UMO Jazz Orchestra, with which he has also played drums and conducted concerts. In 2009, he won the Esko Linnavalli Composition Competition with his piece Karhunvartija, and in 2015 he received the Teosto Prize for his works on the album Elektro GT.


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