Ilkka Arola Sound Tagine consists of six musicians from the top of the Finnish rhythmic music scene. Bringing together musicians from different music genres creates an interesting mix of folk and jazz expression spiced up with modern beats and cinematic soundscapes. Especially Middle Eastern flavors are strong in their music. The band is known for its powerful live shows filled with emotional expression and irresistibly catchy grooves.


'Ilkka Arola Sound Tagine's concert offered hypnotic groove sections, horn unisonos, percussion battles, fiery solos and fragile atmospheres. Group's set was versatile and colorful and very emotionally appealing. A bit of advertising here: this band fits to any folk, world or jazz festival and they can even put up a dabke dance party if needed. The band's first album will be released next fall, can't wait.'

New album Land Ahead! will be released on 30th of October 2019 by Flame Jazz Records. Buy the album here.

Ilkka Arola - Quartertone trumpet and flugelhorn

Max Zenger - bass clarinet, baritone sax and flute

Eeti Nieminen - drums

Topi Korhonen - electric guitar and oud

Esko Grundström - double bass

Juuso Hannukainen - percussion and electronics

Ilkka Arola Sound Tagine - Saba Dance (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)


Ilkka Arola Sound Tagine - Kamelimmaito (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Ilkka Arola Sound Tagine - Live at Turku Jazz Festival 2019

Ilkka Arola Sound Tagine - showcase in Arctic Paradise 2018

Trumpet solo on Qalandia

Ilkka Arola on Spotify 

Shower of Rain (LIVE)

Qalandia (album version)