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Otso Kasperi Mielonen 

 

Is a Dublin based bassist, composer and extremist. Born in the city of Oulu, Finland, he moved at a young age to Denmark and grew up in the midst of Copenhagen's buzzing jazz scene. Here Mielonen performed regularly with a host of ensembles; including the Carlsberg Big Band. He then relocated to Dublin, Ireland to continue his musical career and studies under Ronan Guilfoyle at the renowned Newpark Music Centre and later at Dublin City University from where he graduated with first class honours in Compositions and Ensemble Performance.


Since his arrival to Ireland Mielonen has been an active part of the Irish jazz scene. He has performed in many of the major venues and at the leading Irish jazz festivals – including Cork, Galway and Bray Jazz Fests. Apart from being involved as a sideman and session player, Mielonen leads his own band Sisucunda and co-leads the band: Brixia Trio. Mielonen's music exhibits his desire to combine catchy and memorable melodies with the exploration of the new horizons of free improvisation. The music of Mielonen strives to always truly represent his desire to find beauty at the extremes without disregarding the satisfaction of conventions.

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