"Pipoka embodies all that is exciting yet daunting in modern Finnish jazz." AllAboutJazz / Anthony Shaw
Veli Kujala - accordion Petri Keskitalo - tuba Jarmo Julkunen - guitars, cavaquinho, banjo
Pipoka is a unique trio featuring the most noble instruments of mankind:
accordion, guitar and tuba.
The members of Pipoka are top virtuosos of their instruments and their music is
a superb mixture beyond your imagination.
"The alliance of three virtuosos finds its own unique sound.
The unusual set-up produces refreshing and personal timbre
with advanced sense of lyricism, rhythmic imagination and
playful virtuotic general feeling." Aamulehti / Jussi Niemi
"The music of their newest album Veto is astoundingly versatile.
You will find various folk musics, progressive rock, jazz and
classical music in their full bloom. And - of course - the music
of the Beatles." Helsingin Sanomat / Jukka Hauru
"The people who love accordion and tuba may like or even fall
in love with the Veto album. And then there are the rest of people?
Nope. Although people do have different tastes, Pipoka crosses
borders and units different genres with its ingenuity, know-how
and optimistic attitude." Satakunnan kansa / Ilari Tapio
"Veto is courageous and divergent album. Pipoka makes its
very own music, which is almost impossible to pigeonhole,
but interesting to listen." Salon Seudun Sanomat / Mauri Mäkynen
"Smart and appealingly rich playing of original music, developing
on their ‘Brazilian-Ugric chamber jazz’ origins, by Finnish trio’s unusual
line-up of chromatic and quarter-tone button accordions or bandoneon,
tuba, and frets including acoustic and electric guitars, cavaquinho and banjo."
fRoots Magazine / Andrew Cronshaw