Riitta Paakki Quartet Touring Finland With A New Bassist


Bassist Kaisa Mäensivu takes over Antti Lötjönen’s post in the band on the upcoming Jazz Finland tour. “Looking forward to the New York touch!”, says Riitta Paakki.

The Speak No Evil tour covers nine locations in the beginning of November. The band’s regular bassist and bandleader Riitta Paakki’s long-term collaborate Antti Lötjönen will step this one out to go on paternity leave, but his replacement, New York -based bassist Kaisa Mäensivu does not pale in comparison. Paakki is excited about the upcoming change in the touring lineup:
“I have been waiting for a chance to play with Kaisa for a long time, and this opportunity arrived unexpectedly but in just the right time. Kaisa is definitely one of the future international stars in Finnish jazz”, says Paakki.

See the tour dates and venues here. The tour is produced by Jazz Finland.

Riitta Paakki