Jukka Eskola is a Finnish trumpet player who ranks among the most sought-after jazz artists in Finland. He has become known as the leader of the Jukka Eskola Quintet, Jukka Eskola Orquesta Bossa, and as a member of The Five Corners Quintet, Finland’s most successful jazz outfit to date.
He is widely considered as one of the key instrumentalists of his generation in Finnish jazz. Eskola’s solo albums ”Jukka Eskola” (2005), ”Hub Up” (only released in Japan, 2006), ”Walkover” (2009), and “Jukka Eskola Orquesta Bossa” (2013), “Jukka Eskola Soul Trio” (2017) have stabilized his position at the forefront of internationally noted jazz from Finland.
Jukka Eskola is also a very used session player in the Finnish TV and recording scene, and has played in well over 200 albums. Eskola’s latest musical endeavour is Jukka Eskola Soul Trio, whose second album is released Oct 11th 2019. The ensemble is currently touring, please see GIGS for more.