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Teppo Hauta-aho

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Teppo Hauta-aho
Hauta-aho with Quintet Moderne at Club W71, Weikersheim
Hauta-aho with Quintet Moderne at Club W71, Weikersheim
Background information
BornMay 27, 1941
Janakkala, Finland
OriginHelsinki, Finland
DiedNovember 27, 2021
GenresClassical, jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Instrument(s)Double bass

Teppo Hauta-aho (May 27, 1941 – November 27, 2021) was a Finnish double bassist and composer.

Early life and studies[edit]

Hauta-aho was born in Janakkala, near Hämeenlinna, on May 27, 1941.[1] He studied the double bass at the Sibelius Academy from 1963 to 1970[2] and with František Pošta in Prague.[1]

Later life and career[edit]

From 1965 to 1972, Hauta-aho played with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.[1] From 1975, he was with the Finnish National Opera Orchestra. In 1999 he performed with Brazilian tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman, Irish-Swiss pianist John Wolf Brennan and Finish drummer Teppo Mäkynen at Kerava Festival.[2] One of his best known works, Fantasia, for trumpet and orchestra, won the 1986 Queen Maria Jose competition in Geneva.[2][3] Another, Kadenza, has been the set piece for international music competitions and has been played at music festivals.[3]

He was self-taught as a composer, and his compositions included a double bass concerto, chamber music and works for the double bass.[1]


With Tuohi Klang

  • Pensselman Hits vol. 2765 (Finnlevy, 1972)(re-issue Svart Records,2022)

With Juhani Aaltonen

  • Etiquette (Love, 1974)

With Pekka Pöyry

  • Happy Peter (Leo, 1984)

With Anthony Braxton

With Evan Parker

  • The Needles (Leo, 2000–01)

With Cecil Taylor

With Edward Vesala

  • Nan Madol (JAPO, 1974)
  • Soulset/Edward Vesala Jazz Band (Finnlevy, 1969)(re-issue Svart Records,2018)

With Heikki “Mike” Koskinen

  • Kellari Trio (Edgetone Records, 2015)
  • Mike Koskinen Orchestra (Finnlevy, 1973)(re-issue Svart Records,2016)
  • August Conversations (Edgetone Records, 2019)

With Otherworld Ensemble

  • Live at Malmitalo (Edgetone Records, 2018)
  • Northern Fire (Edgetone Records, 2018)
  • Return From Manala (Edgetone Records, 2020)



  1. ^ a b c d Korhonen, Kimmo (2001), Hauta-Aho, Teppo, Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.45888
  2. ^ a b c Hillila, Ruth-Esther; Hong, Barbara Blanchard (1997). Historical Dictionary of the Music and Musicians of Finland. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 119–120. ISBN 9780313277283. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b White, John; Christensen, Jean; Kornhonen, Kimmo (2002). New Music of the Nordic Countries. Pendragon Press. p. 194. ISBN 9781576470190. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (1996). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (3rd ed.). Penguin. ISBN 978-0-14-051368-4.
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.

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