Jorma Kalevi “The Governator” Louhivuori (J.K.L)

Kalevi Louhivuori aka J.K.L is one of Finland’s finest up-and-coming musicians/composers. He has toured around the world (Asia, Australia, Africa, U.S.A, Europe etc.) for concerts and giving workshops (Singapore Jazz School, North Melbourne Institute of Music, Kenyatta University in Kenia, Saxion Hogeschool in Holland etc.)

Kalevi has performed with many jazz legends of today like Dave Liebman, Al Foster, Hugh Masekela, Bob Mintzer among others. He works in numerous different bands & productions and is the leader of The Northern Governors, Sun Trio and Kalevi Louhivuori Quintet.

Kalevi is a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer, singer and a co-founder for a new company called Taction Enterprises Inc. He writes music for all kinds of bands and his music varies from jazz to pop,  from classical to afro-beat, from big bands to choirs and orchestras.

Work

  • Cam Jazz released Sun Trio´s 4 th album “Reborn” for our Japan tour at october (2016)
  • Cam Jazz released Kalevi Louhivuori Quintet´s album Almost American Standards at the April Jazz Festival (2016)
  • Cam Jazz released Big Blue´s 4 th album “Shooting Star” in march (2016)
  • International band competition, Macau: The Northern Governors won 10 000€: 3rd prize (2014)
  • Cam Jazz released Sun trio´s 3rd album “In The Dreamworld”during their album release tour in U.S and Canada (2014)
  • Composed and arranged a piece for Philomela choir (European Champion 2013) for their 30th anniversary
  • Composed march music and conducted a promotion procession for the Finnish President and 500 doctors (2013)
  • His band The Northern Governors opened for Norah Jones and Janelle Monae in Pori Jazz Festivals (2012)
  •  UMO TALENT AWARD (2012)
  • 1st prize Nömme Jazz International Jazz Trumpet Competition: 2011
  • 2nd place Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Competition: Louisville 2009
  • 1st prize at the International Independent New York Film Festival for the music video “Countless Ways” (directed by Zero Tuonela) 
  • 1st prize: Young Nordic Jazz Comets: Sun trio and soloist prize: Reykjavik, Iceland 2006
  • 2nd prize International Jazz Soloist Competition: Monaco 2006
  • Numerous grants from different organizations