Kalle Kalima


Kalle Kalima born 1973 in Helsinki in Finland is a jazz-guitar player and composer. His composition Louhi for Ensemble Resonanz was commissioned by Ansbacher Bach Woche in 2017. He composed the piece Shinaz´Malbuch for String Trio of Munich Symphony and electric guitar in 2017. 2000-2018 he was touring mostly in Europe but also in Africa, Asia and Americas. The group Klima Kalima with Oliver Steidle and Oliver Potratz won Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis in 2008 and has released four albums. Kalima is also leading K-18, a Finnish group with quarter-tone accordion that won Emma Price at Emma Music Award for the best Finnish jazz album 2012. The first album Electric Willow of the trio Tenors of Kalma with Jimi Tenor, Finnish underground pop star, brought an Echo Jazz nomination in 2016. Kalima is member of A Novel of Anomaly, group of Swiss virtuoso singer Andreas Schaerer. Since 2017 Kalima is teaching jazz guitar at the University of Lucerne.



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