Mika Pohjola


Birthday December 1, 1971

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Finland

Age 51 years old

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Jazz artist who became one of his generation's most prolific jazz musicians.

Before Fame

His mentor when he studied in Stockholm was jazz pianist Alvaro Is Rojas from whom he learned jazz harmony, improvisation, and ear-training.


He was named a Steinway Distinguished Artist in 1997 and became a major visiting artist at Berklee College of Music in 2006.

Family Life

He was taught piano and basic music theory by his father, Finnish jazz guitarist Heikki Pohjola.

Associated With

His father's huge record collection exposed him to the music of Oscar Peterson, Charlie Parker, and Art Tatum when he was a child.