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Antero Priha

Versatile Musician

- Trumpet player, Composer


Trumpetist-composer Antero Priha is Finland's most versatile and wellknown trumpet player. He has not only composed and arranged an enormous amount of material from the different genres but also played and recorded with a number of domestic and foreign top names.

To mention the few most legendary ones Ray Charles, Carla Bley, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Maria Schneider, McCoy Tyner, Louie Bellson, Clarck Terry, Gil Goldstein, Jim McNeely, Rick Margitza, Vince Mendoza, Chuck Findley ja Tim Hagans.

 Finnish greats J. Karjalainen, Ismo Alanko, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Judge Bean, Pekka Pohjola, Jukka Linkola, Sakari Kukko, Upi Sorvali, Edward Wesala, Hasse Walli and Otto Donner have also been his musical cooperation partners. Priha has also created a career as a studio musician on television and radio, including Espoo Big Band and Umo Jazz orchestra as a soloist.

He is a live musician and composer, has recorded a number of his own composing entities, movies and dance works, served as orchestra director in various configurations. 

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