Jukka Immonen

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Jukka Immonen (born 14 April 1978) is a Finnish musician, record producer and composer.

Career beginnings[edit]

Immonen started to develop an interest in music as a teenager when his parents bought him a computer. Although his family was not especially musical, his father knew some people from music industry, and Immonen got advice to get him started. In the late 1990s, he started to work mostly on hip hop music, and soon Immonen and Jan Zapasnik founded a record company Fried Music Oy. The first album produced entirely by Immonen was Punainen tiili by a rapper Asa in 2001.[1]

Current work[edit]

During his career, Jukka Immonen has worked with a number of domestic and foreign artists, such as Jenni Vartiainen, Anna Abreu, Anssi Kela, Mariska & Pahat Sudet and Margaret Berger.[2] Immonen has also composed music for Finnish films and television. He received a Jussi Award for Best Score in a Dome Karukoski film Tyttö sinä olet tähti (2005), and later worked with Karukoski again for his television series Veljet (2010).[3] As a music producer, he received an Emma Award in 2010 for his work with Jenni Vartiainen, Mariska & Pahat Sudet, Anna Puu and Lemonator.[4] Immonen is the co-writer of the Roberto Bellarosa song "Love Kills", Belgium's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Immonen cohabited with Finnish pop singer Jenni Vartiainen since 2009.[6][7] The couple broke up in September 2014.[8]

Selected discography[edit]

As a producer[edit]

  • Punainen tiili by Avain (2001)
  • Diamond Station by Nerdee (2003)
  • Kasvot vedessä by Jonna (2004)
  • Street Music by Redrama (2005)
  • Leijonaa metsästän by Asa (2005)
  • Pretty Scary Silver Fairy by Margaret Berger (2006)
  • Ihmisten edessä by Jenni Vartiainen (2007)
  • Sucker for Love by Deep Insight (2009)
  • Seili by Jenni Vartiainen (2010)
  • Mariska & Pahat Sudet by Mariska & Pahat Sudet (2010)
  • Kukkurukuu by Mariska & Pahat Sudet (2012)
  • Terra by Jenni Vartiainen (2013)

Filmography as a composer[edit]

  • Tyttö sinä olet tähti (2005)
  • Luonto ja terveys (2006)
  • Veljet (2008)
  • Jos rakastat (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaivanto, Petri. "Jukka Immonen". Selvis. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jukka Immonen Discography at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "ELONET – Jukka Immonen". KAVA. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Palkinnot". Musiikkituottajat ry. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Belgia: Roberto Bellarosa – Love Kills". Yle. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Murtasaari, Jussi. "IS: Jenni Vartiainen avoliittoon". Savon Sanomat. Savon Sanomat Oy. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jenni Vartiainen ei halua olla tähti" [Jenni does not want to be a star]. Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). Sanoma News. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Seiska: Jenni Vartiainen on eronnut". Iltalehti. Retrieved 13 September 2014.