Biography

DALINDEO

Dalindèo is a Finnish jazz-sextet founded and led by composer/guitarist Valtteri Laurell Pöyhönen in
2003. Their music is a cinematic jazz reminiscient of the ambience of movies by Finnish great Aki
Kaurismäki mixed with a Tarantinoesque vibe of danger and suspense. With musical influences ranging from Duke Ellington’s swing jazz to surf-guitars à la Dick Dale, all in a setting inspired by Finnish popular music from the 1950’s, Dalindèo have created a contemporary Finnish jazz-style of their own.
In March 2013 Dalindèo released their third album “Kallio” in Finland on the Suomen Musiikki-label. The album won the prize of “Best Jazz Album of 2013” at the Emma-Awards, the Finnish Grammys. A musical hommage to the Kallio-district in Helsinki, it debuted on the Finnish album-chart at number 13, one of the highest ranking jazz albums of all time and stayed on the chart for 6 weeks. The critical response has been unanomously raving, with articles and 5-star reviews in national newspapers and tastemaker-magazines alike. “Kallio” has received extensive airplay on not only local stations Radio Helsinki and Bassoradio but
also on Radio Suomi and various YLE-channels (National Finnish Broadcasting Company) wich cover the whole country. In 2013 Dalindèo has toured all the major (jazz) festivals in Finland including Pori Jazz, Tampere Jazz Happening, Helsinki-Festival, Flow-festival and Jazzkaar (Tallinn).
As a live act Dalindèo has gained a reputation as a tight and energetic performer. The band’s interplay is as tight as ever after 150+ gigs in Finland and 12 other European countries. Dalindèo’s line-up includes some of Finland’s top jazz musicians: leader Valtteri Laurell Pöyhönen (guitar), Pope Puolitaival (sax), Jose Mäenpää (trumpet), Pekka Lehti (double-bass), Rasmus Pailos (percussion) and Jaska Lukkarinen (drums). The line-up has stayed the same throughout the years and as this brings depth unachieved by session-musicians to the band’s interplay.

Discography

Our favourite Finnish jazz sextet Dalindèo are back with “One More Devil”, a fiery five track EP released on BBE Music. Referencing and providing a sequel for “Another Devil”, a track that appeared on their 2010 album ‘Soundtrack for the…

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Slavic Souls is the 4th studio album from hugely popular Finnish jazz sextet Dalindèo. Described by band leader Valtteri Laurell Pöyhönen as a “Surf-Jazz-Tango-Extravaganza”, the LP blends comtemporary jazz with traditional Finnish Tango music and northern ‘schlager’, a form of…

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Once Upon A Time In The North is the first single from the forthcoming album Slavic Souls by the hugely popular Finnish jazz sextet Dalindèo. Composer and band leader Valtteri Laurell Pöyhönen says about it: ‘Once Upon a Time in…

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Since his 2014 debut album ‘Low-Fi Classics’, Lisbon-based producer Mr Bird has been going from strength to strength, with the 12″ release of Ashley Beedle & Tom Moulton’s remixes of ‘Over Again feat. Greg Blackman’ making serious waves across the…

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Super hot single from the award winning Jazz album “Kallio” – with brand new remix by Mr Bird!

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Dalindèo’s music is a cinematic jazz creation reminiscient of the ambience of movies by Finnish great Aki Kaurismäki mixed with a Tarantinoesque vibe of danger and suspense. With musical influences ranging from Duke Ellington’s swing jazz to surf-guitars à la…

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