MP3 Kari Heinilš - Antiqua
Unusual setting of miniature compositions and improvisations for solo saxophone
11 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Free Jazz
Kari "Sonny" Heinil√§ (b. 1966) is a finnish woodwind player and composer. In 1984 Heinil√§ was accepted to Sibelius-Academy. He studied there both jazz saxophone and classical flute. In 1987 he became a full-time reed player of Umo Jazz Orchestra, an internationally acclaimed big band. He played seven years with the orchestra until he started to teach at the Sibelius-Academy''s jazz department. Heinil√§ taught there until 2002. After that he has worked as a freelance musician and composer. Heinil√§ still works occasionally with Umo Jazz Orchestra, as their main guest conductor.
Beside his saxophones and flutes Heinil√§ has specialized on the turkish ney and various kavals from Bulgaria, Macedonia and Turkey. He has devoted especially to the classical turkish improvisation (taksim) based on the modal system called "makam". In addition of being an active figure in the finnish music scene, Heinil√§ has also performed in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Yugoslavia,
Tsechoslovakia, Poland, England, Swizerland, Austria, India, USA and Venezuela.