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Juhani Aaltonen

fl, ts, *1935 FI, Kouvola
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Juhani Antero Aaltonen

Juhani Aaltonen (born December 12, 1935) is a Finnish jazz saxophonist and flautist.Born in Kouvola, Finland, he began playing professionally at the end of the 1950s. He played in a sextet led by Heikki Rosendahl during that time, and then studied flute performance at the Sibelius Academy and in the U.S. at the Berklee College of Music. Moving back to Finland, he settled in Helsinki and began working both as a session musician and with fusion groups. Later in the 1960s he formed a duo with Edward Vesala, as well as in the group Eero Koivistoinen for four years. He played with Tasavallan Presidentti in their earlier days, including for their first, eponymous, album. He recorded with Thad Jones and Mel Lewis and with Heikki Sarmanto in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and his first album as a

  • Flute
  • Tenor sax
  • Saxophone
  • Soprano sax
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Classical
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Kaleidophonic on Awakening by Juhani Aaltonen & Raoul Björkenheim
Wish You Were Here on Déja Vu by Juhani Aaltonen
For Deep Deep Finnish Forest Cymbal Govenor on Hot Lotta by Various Artists
Touch And Go on Déja Vu by Juhani Aaltonen
Into Light on Awakening by Juhani Aaltonen & Raoul Björkenheim
After Pam Pam on Hot Lotta by Various Artists
Hot Lotta on Hot Lotta by Various Artists
Soft Talk on Déja Vu by Juhani Aaltonen
Kippis on Hot Lotta by Various Artists
Reflections on Awakening by Juhani Aaltonen & Raoul Björkenheim

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
AwakeningJuhani Aaltonen & Raoul Björkenheim2018Album
Jazz Liisa 17Juhani Aaltonen, Esa Helasvuo, Teppo Hauta-aho, Edward Vesala2018Album
Jazz Liisa Live In Studio 17 / 18Juhani Aaltonen, Esa Helasvuo, Teppo Hauta-aho, Edward Vesala, Edward Vesala Ensemble2018Compil.
Saarnaaja = The PreacherJuhani Aaltonen & Sointi Jazz Orchestra2018Album
KirkastusJuhani Aaltonen & Iro Haarla2015Album
To Future MemoriesJuhani Aaltonen2013Album
Tomorrow Is YouJuhani Aaltonen Plays Heikki Sarmanto2013Album
ConversationsJuhani Aaltonen And Heikki Sarmanto2011Album
Carmina SacraJuhani Aaltonen & Teemu Hämäläinen Sacral Strings2010Album
The Sky Is RubyUmo Jazz Orchestra With Juhani Aaltonen, Raoul Björkenheim & Iro Haarla2007Album
ReflectionsJuhani Aaltonen, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille2004Album
Strings RevisitedJuhani Aaltonen And Otto Donner With Avanti!2003Album
Déja VùJuhani Aaltonen2000Album
RiseHeikki Sarmanto / Juhani Aaltonen2000Album
I Love You LordJuhani Aaltonen1991Album
Salakuljetettu IkoniHeikki Sarmanto, Pentti Saarikoski, Maija Hapuoja, Juhani Aaltonen1989Album
Prana - Live At GroovyJuhani Aaltonen1982Album
SpringbirdJuhani Aaltonen1979Album
StringsJuhani Aaltonen & Otto Donner1976Album
Suosikit Soitettuna 1Juhani Aalto, Juhani Aaltonen, Paul Fagerlund1975Album
EtiquetteJuhani Aaltonen1974Album
Hot LottaPeter Brötzmann / Juhani Aaltonen / Peter Kowald / Edward Vesala1973Album
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