Timo Lassy is perhaps the biggest jazz star to come out of Finland in the new millennium, and the newest winner of the “Yrjö” prize, Finland’s most important accolade given to a jazz musician.
His work with The Five Corners Quintet and then as a successful solo artist have placed him at the forefront of Helsinki’s vital music scene. Lassy, a remarkably charismatic performer, has taken his celebrated five-piece all around Europe, the US and faraway places like Brazil, and in Finland is practically a household name. His tenor sax sound is robust and confident and never fails to engage emotionally.
Timo Lassy won the Jazz-Emma prize for the Finnish Jazz Album of the Year in 2018 with his sixth solo effort ‘Moves’.