THE OFFiCIAL SITE of joakim berghäll
musician, composer, arranger, orchestrator
"He's a master of all the reeds."
- Jazz Weekly
- Jazz Weekly
NEW WEBSITE OPENED
NEWS // APRIL 25th, 2019
Welcome to my all new website!
Here you'll find all the latest news about my projects. Feel welcome to subscribe for the newsletter - I promise not to post anything more frequently than about once every two months, and this way you'll be the first to hear about the new stuff!
BERGHÄLL TRIALITY RELEASE COMING UP
I'm a freelancer living and working on an island in Helsinki.
I began studying music at the age of three and ever since I've been intrigued by all kinds of instruments and everything that makes a sound. My main instrument is the baritone saxophone, but in different bands and projects I also do play all other saxophones, cello, various kinds of percussion, drums, electric and double bass, guitar and other stringed instruments, piano, keyboards, bass clarinet, clarinet and a bunch of different flutes. Just recently, after having freelanced professionally for more than 15 years and toured in thirtysomething countries I managed to put up my first band(s) as a leader. A trio called "Berghäll Triality", and an upcoming sextet. (Find out more in the projects section!)
Improvising music in a small ensemble is my main object of affection, but there's so much more out there that interests me, and I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to make a living playing in various settings from free jazz to folk, from Beijing Opera to psychedelic punk. As long as there's something special to it and people are leaving everything onstage, I really don't care which genre is it categorized under. After all, it's all music.
I'm a cargo-bike-riding, vegan-turning vegetarian who's stunningly aware of all the details in current NHL statistics.
If you want to make me happy, all it really takes is a cup of good coffee.
(photo: Dorit Salutskij)