About The 5tet
Tomi Nikku 5tet has been together since 2018 and it consists of some of Nikku’s favourite musicians including woodwind-specialist Max Zenger, who’s became known from leading groups like Globus and Maxxxtet, vibraphonist Ilkka Uksila, who has been operating in the Berlin scene for numerous years and now leads group called UXILA EXILE, bassist Vesa Ojaniemi, who is known for providing a rock-solid foundation for many bands, and drummer Jonatan Sarikoski, who resides in Vienna and leads his band, Search Party.
5tet’s instrumentation, which differs from the typical quintet formation with vibraphone in the rhythm section and bass clarinet in the front line, Nikku’s compositions and 5tet’s musicians’ recognizable and expressive voices create Tomi Nikku 5tet’s unique band sound.
The debut album of the 5tet was recorded in September 2020 and is planned to be released later in 2021. The material consists of Nikku’s original compositions, the most recent ones from the summer of 2020 reflecting on the events and the atmosphere of the time.