Mika Pohjola

is a Finnish-born jazz pianist and composer, who resides in Stockholm, Sweden. He was based in New York for seventeen years, 1995-2012. He is also one of the most prolific Scandinavian jazz musicians in his generation, and a distinguished piano artist on the Steinway & Sons roster. Pohjola was born in Helsinki, Finland, and grew up in the neighboring city of Vantaa. He received his formal education in a Steiner school, where his first instrument was violin. He then studied drums, and in 1979 piano and basic music theory with his father, Heikki Pohjola, who is a notable Finnish jazz... Read