Check out the dates on Live -page!
Check out my funky cover version of the J. Karjalainen classic Sekaisin on my Music page.
Here is my performance as one of the members of the trio at the Battle round of the Voice Of Finland. The other singers of our trio are Young and very talented Sini Järvinen and Reetta Lantta. The song is a classic Finnish soul tune Ainutkertainen which is one the biggest hits of a Finnish soul legend Sami Saari. I made this arrangement.
My performance on the Blind auditions of The Voice Of Finland was on TV channel Nelonen on Friday 6th 2015. Three judges turned their chairs and were thrilled about my performance. I sang my own soulful arrangement of the Ben E. King classic Stand By Me. Watch my performance here:
My performance on the Battles -round will be aired on Friday 13th at 20:00. You can watch the whole episode here: http://www.ruutu.fi
Yes, it is true: I am one of the contestants of this year´s The Voice Of Finland! Check out my performance in the Blind auditions on Nelonen on Feb 6th at 20:00 or ruutu.fi. That´s the episode 10.
Tell me what you thought about at my Facebook page or Twitter or Instagram. You can find the links on the contacts -page.
A brand new live cd Janne Maarala Trio Featuring Mikko Pettinen: Night And Day -cd is out now
and you can buy it from the pianist Janne Maarala´s webshop:
Listen to the audio samples here:
This album is my debut as a jazz singer, because I´m singing two jazz standards on it: Night And Day and How Deep Is The Ocean. Check it out!
Mikko Pettinen: 2HAPPY album is out now!!!
You can buy it from me (send me an email or like my Facebook page and send me a message and I´ll send you the cd) or click some of the links on the left side of this home page and buy it. Check out the great reviews on REVIEWS page.
It´s also available on Spotify and iTunes like my previous MP4 albums and my duo recording with an amazing guitar player Teemu Viinikainen
Check out some energic new live videos with my soulband Happy People on the MUSIC –page!
I will be touring a lot with a wonderful afrojazz/funk band Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble this summer and fall 2014 and 2015. Check out my gig calender on LIVE –page
New recordings are coming out this year: Lenny Pickett (a legendary Tower Of Power alumni sax player and the leader of the Saturday Night Live band) & Umo Jazz Orchestra: The Prescription –cd will be released on June 10th 2014 in USA and later all around the globe
More recordings: A new Kerkko Koskinen Kollektiivi album will be released on the fall 2014 and I am a regular member of the band nowadays
Check out also Finnish singer Sandhja´s debut album Gold which was released on May 2014. I made all the horn arrangements for it and play trumpet and flugelhorn on it.
A great jazz pianist Antti Utriainen will release his third album on October. I play on the couple of tunes and will be joining his band for a tour in October-November
Samba á Venda feat. Felipe Salles & Mikko Pettinen –album will hopefully released this year. It´s gonna be great!
I´m producing an album with a Finnish singer/songwriter Hanni Angelaho. I´ve done all of the arrangements and I play piano, trumpet, flugelhorn and sing background vocals. The music on the album is mostly acoustic and intimate folkpop with some soul, tango and Finnish schlager influences on it. The album will be released soon.