Olli Soikkeli Trio
Olli Soikkeli is one of the most gifted young guitarists in the world right now and we try to get him to Cotuit as often as possible. We are thrilled to welcome the Olli Soikkeli Trio for what is sure to be an amazing concert on Friday, May 20 at 7:30pm.
“Olli Soikkeli, a riveting finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.”
Olli Soikkeli was born in Nurmes, Finland and is now based in NYC. At an early age he was introduced to the music of the great Django Reinhardt and the Gypsy Jazz tradition, his primary focus. Olli has performed in jazz clubs and at festivals across Finland and toured Europe with Sinti Guitarist Paulus Schäfer. He has played with such notable artists as Bucky Pizzarelli, Sthochelo Rosenberg, Tommy Emmanuel, Andreas Öberg, Cyrille Aimee, Antti Sarpila and Marian Petrescu.
Since moving to New York City in 2014, Olli has performed in legendary venues including Town Hall, Birdland, the Blue Note and Lincoln Center.
With an appreciative nod to the great Oscar Peterson and Nat King Cole trios, Olli will shift his focus on this tour and looks forward to performing with Italian pianist Alberto Pibiri and Ethan O’Reilly on bass.
Please contact the venue directly with any questions.