Jari Kainulainen

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Jari Kainulainen
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Jari Kainulainen with Evergrey live in Nosturi, 2008
Background information
Born (1970-04-29) 29 April 1970 (age 46)
Origin Helsinki, Finland
Genres Neo-classical metal, power metal, progressive metal
Instruments Bass
Years active 1993–present
Associated acts Stratovarius, Symfonia, Killing Machine, Evergrey, Mess, E.Vil, Kotipelto, Masterplan

Jari Kainulainen is a Finnish bassist best known as the former bassist of Finnish power metal band Stratovarius from 1993 until 2005, and as the current bass player for Masterplan since 2012. He has also played with other bands such as Symfonia, Evergrey, and Devil's Train.

Kainulainen plays Ibanez 6 string basses and uses Ampeg amplifiers. He is influenced by Geezer Butler, Billy Sheehan, Cliff Burton, and Steve Harris.[1]

In addition, in January 2015, he will release an album with new band ShadowQuest.


  1. ^ NO. "Jari Kainulainen | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Profile.myspace.com. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 

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