Iiro Rantala

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Iiro Rantala
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Landgren in concert
Background information
Birth name Iiro Emil Rantala
Born (1970-01-19) January 19, 1970 (age 44)[1]
Helsinki, Finland
Genres Jazz, classical
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments piano
Labels ACT
Associated acts Trio Töykeät, Tango Kings
Website Official website

Iiro Rantala (born 1970, in Helsinki) is a Finnish jazz pianist. He studied piano in the jazz department of Sibelius Academy and classical piano at the Manhattan School of Music. He is one of the best known Finnish jazz pianists, both in Finland and abroad. Rantala is a pianist and composer with Trio Töykeät, a Finnish jazz trio. In addition to jazz, he has composed some classical pieces, most notably the Concerto for Piano and Concerto in G♯ΔA♭.

In 2008, he released the album Elmo with his new formation, the Iiro Rantala New Trio. The members of the trio are Rantala (piano), Marzi Nyman (guitar) and Felix Zenger (beatbox).

Discography[edit]

Trio Töykeät[edit]

Big Bad Family[edit]

Tango Kings[edit]

Sinfonia Lahti, Trio Töykeät, Jaakko ja Pekka Kuusisto[edit]

SaloRantala Soi[edit]

Rantala & Tapiola Sinfonietta[edit]

Iiro Rantala New Trio[edit]

Pekka Kuusisto & Iiro Rantala[edit]

Iiro Rantala solo piano[edit]

  • Lost Heroes, (ACT, 2011)
  • My History of Jazz, (ACT, 2012)

Iiro Rantala String Trio[edit]

  • Anyone with a Heart, (ACT, 2014)

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