Johanna Juhola Trio
Virtuoso accordionist and musical superhero Johanna Juhola has been hailed as an undisciplined innovator in the tango genre, a world music icon and a major reformist in her field. Expect experimental fusion and much crossing of genres from this Finnish trio.
Another new face to the isles, Juhola creates something truly unique onstage with influences ranging from Argentinian tango, avant garde jazz and traditional Finnish folk tunes. It's a journey characterized by the intimate interplay and free-flowing improvisation between her button accordion and the dexterous acoustic guitar playing of Roope Aarnio. What appears to be a duo on the stage is indeed a trio as the heard-but-unseen hand of sound designer Teemu Korpipää enhances and expands the mix with expert creative use of effects. Textures of jazz, classical and folk are blended into Johanna's multi-faceted tango-nuevo inventions, illustrating instrumental stories full of spontaneous and sometimes surreal flights of fantasy.
Johanna shakes up tango traditions wherever she goes. Her highly original output and collaborative work with top names from the classical, jazz and even electronic music scene has sealed her reputation as a ground-breaking and genre-transcending visionary.