Funky Finns released their first single on YouTube on June 6th and Spotify, iTunes, Tidal etc. on June 19th 2020. All the profits of the song will be donated to the work against racism through th Red Cross.  

Mikko Pettinen Why Not: Two Suites For The Change -double album (Eclipse Music) is out now! 











Mikko Pettinen & Happy People: Nothing Can Stop My Spirit album is out now!


-An award-winning jazz trumpet player, soul singer, keyboard player, arranger, composer and a session player who has played on about 80 albums so far

-At home in a variety of styles like jazz, soul, funk, hiphop, pop, afrobeat, gospel and Brasilian jazz

-A hard-working music lover filled with positive energy and soul

-A leader of a 11-piece soul ensemble Happy People and a jazz quartet MP4

-A member of Umo Jazz Orchestra, Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble, Arricone Big Band, Nat Newborn Big Time, Antti Utriainen Expansion, Samba á Venda, Janne Maarala band, Kerkko Koskinen Kollektiivi and George Jr. And The P-Funk Butter Brothers


Mikko Pettinen & Happy People: Nothing Can Stop My Spirit album is out now!

Check out the new gigs (2017) on the Live -page!

Album release tour in Finland on September 22nd-28th!

Check out the videos from the album on the Music -page

3 gig Happy People minitour in Finland in summer 2015! Check out the

dates on Live -page!

Mikko´s debut soul album 2Happy out now!

”Mikko is the Donald Fagen of Finland…with a little Gino Vanelli thrown it. So great.”

James Torme, Jazz FM

Mikko Pettinen´s first solo album provides a hearty dose of grooving jazz and ample touches of soul-funk that should get any folks with a pulse moving.” –Mufasas 2013

Mikko is a sound wizard” –Keskisuomalainen 2012

”MP4 reforms the electric jazzfunk” 2012

When the groove and overall feel is on such a high level, you start to wonder how good this might be live”  –Aamuset 2013

2Happy´s song material and production makes it sound like the strongest album of the year of it´s kind.”  -Turun Sanomat 20.5.2013

Mikko Pettinen hails from Finland, but he speaks the universal language of soul, jazz and funk.”

”With its crunching synth lines, ’Stuck On That’ is the LP’s outstanding track. It has the feel of ’Superstition’ era Stevie Wonder and it’s clear that Mikko and his six piece backing band are having a ball.” 13.11.2013