Antti Sarpila

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Antti Sarpila in 2012.

Antti Sarpila (born 11 June 1964) is a Finnish jazz musician (clarinet).[1]

He formerly performed in a Benny Goodman-inspired style, and studied under Bob Wilber, and he was part of the «Tribute to Benny Goodman» (Carnegie Hall, 1988), and later figured in six tours of the USA. Later, he performed at the Oslo Jazzfestival 2006, together with Stokstad/Jensen Trad.Band.

His own A. S. Swing Band was established in 1982, and has released over ten albums. An anniversary DVD, 20th Anniversary Concert live at Finlandia Hall was released in 2002. With the Swedish Swing Society he also performed at Carnegie Hall in 2000. In a quartet with Lars Erstrand, Mark Shane and Björn Sjödin he performed A sailboat in the moonlight (2004) and We've got a heartful of music (2004). In the same year, he was a guest of Gerhard Aspheim's «Oldtimers» celebrating a 25-year anniversary at Oslo Jazzfestival.

He won the Yrjö-prisen in 1997. According to a Finnish magazine "Hymy" (6-7/2008) Sarpila belongs to Free masons.


Original Antti Sarpila (Antti Sarpila Oy, 1990) Pori Big Band Plays Antti Sarpila (Antti Sarpila Oy, 1991) Happy Jazz Trio: Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland (Antti Sarpila Oy, 1991) Swinging Antti Sarpila (Antti Sarpila Oy, 1991) Tribute to Benny Goodman (Antti Sarpila Oy, 1992) Father & Son and Wholly Swing (Antti Sarpila, 1993) Live at Storyville (Antti Sarpila Oy, 1994) Antti Sarpila Meets Markku Johansson (Antti Sarpila Oy, 1996) 15th Anniversary (Antti Sarpila Oy, 1997) Stealin' Apples (Antti Sarpila Oy, 1998) The Swinging Beginning (Antti Sarpila Oy, 1999) The Best of Antti Sarpila (Antti Sarpila Oy, 1999) Big Benny (Antti Sarpila Oy, 1999) Swinging at Storyville (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2000) 20th Anniversary (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2002) & Johanna Iivanainen: She's Funny That Way (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2002) Swinging Christmas (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2002) Portraits Of Jazz By Antti Sarpila (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2003) Swinging Christmas Vol. II (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2003) & Bob Barnard: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Fats Waller (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2004) & Eino Grön: Swinging' n' Singin' (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2004) & Einö Grön: Swinging Christmas (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2004) Let's Swing – Antti Sarpila Plays a Tribute to the Benny Goodman Small Groups (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2005) & Seppo Hovi: Antti Sarpila Swing Band Featuring the Swinging Accordion of Seppo Hovi (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2005) & Johanna Iivanainen: Swinging Christmas (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2005) The Best of Antti Sarpila Vol. II (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2006) Gospel & Spirituals (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2006) 25th Anniversary (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2007) Swinging the Classics (Antti Sarpila Oy, 2008)

  1. ^ Eur (2002), International who's who in popular Music, Routledge, p. 450, ISBN 978-1-85743-161-2 

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