Tour Schedule


22.01.2006 Cannes, France / MIDEM
25.01.2006 Munich, Germany / Unterfahrt
27.01.2006 Antwerp, Belgium / De Singel — De Nachten
28.01.2006 Kortrijk, Belgium / De Kreun
02.02.2006 Cologne, Germany / Stadtgarten
03.02.2006 Vienna, Austria / Birdland
04.02.2006 Budapest, Hungary / A38
05.02.2006 Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Bimhuis
07.02.2006 Norwich, UK / Arts Cenre
08.02.2006 Plymouth, UK / Key Club
09.02.2006 Bristol, UK / Fiddlers
10.02.2006 London, UK / Spitz


18.02.2006 Motion Blue, Yokohama
19.02.2006 Blue Note, Tokyo
20.02.2006 Blue Note, Nagoya
22.02.2006 Blue Note, Osaka


05.04.2006 — 08.04.2006 (the dates and the venues TBA)


14.04.2006 Amsterdam, Maison Royale
15.04.2006 Amsterdam, Maison Royale


04.05.2006 — 13.05.2006 (the dates and the venues TBA)



The Five Corners Quintet live band

The mission of TFCQ is to boldly go where no jazz has gone before: this means performing – in addition to traditional jazz venues – at rock clubs, big festival venues and before dance floor club audiences all alike. The aim is to reintroduce jazz to new audiences and set an example that people can still dance to real jazz music in the 21st century.

On stage The Five Corners Quintet are a real band featuring real musicians: no machines, no samplers, no DJ’s but instead energy, interaction and world class level of musicianship. Interestingly, Tuomas Kallio is not part of the live set-up, instead he passes the responsibility of successfully interpreting the studio sound to drummer Teppo Mäkynen.

TFCQ live band is most often — as the name suggests — an instrumental jazz quintet featuring trumpet player Jukka Eskola, baritone/tenor saxophonist Timo Lassy, pianist Mikael Jakobsson, bass player Antti Lötjönen and drummer Teppo "Teddy Rok" Mäkynen. Sometimes the core quintet is joined by the French vocalist Okou, Finnish tenor sax giant Eero Koivistoinen and vibraphonist Severi Pyysalo.

In August 2005, TFCQ performed at the Flow05 – Nuspirit Helsinki Festival in Finland in front of an ecstatic audience of 1,500 people with the vocal jazz legend, Mr. Mark Murphy. As critic Stuart Nicholson commented in The Observer: “Their set was surreal – a jazz group going down big time at what was a rave in all but name and coming back for five encores.” Straight No Chaser Magazine added, “The Five Corners Quintet, Mark Murphy and Okou stole the show with a crowd 1000+ – singing, dancing and causing mayhem.”

Have a look at a short video clip of The Five Corners Quintet live band in action and a hilarious interview with the drummer, Teppo Mäkynen. (The video clip courtesy of Apollo Soul Festival / Best Works)

TFCQ live at Apollo Soul Festival / Popkomm, Berlin 15.09.2005

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