KAISA

MÄENSIVU

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ABOUT

ME

Kaisa Mäensivu is a Finnish jazz bassist who has kicked off an international career in music with a great success by performing, composing and also currently holding the chair of artistic director for the international Savoy Jazz Festival in Helsinki.

 

She developed her musicianship in Helsinki where she studied at the jazz department of Sibelius-Academy before moving to New York City to pursue her career in music. In 2017 she graduated from Manhattan School of Music after studying with professors such as Ron Carter and Dave Liebman.

 

Kaisa has recorded two albums as a leader with her bands Kaisa's Machine and Kaisa Mäensivu Trio. Both groups have performed all over the world, including Ronnie Scott’s in London, Rochester Jazz Festival in New York, and Pori Jazz Festival in Finland. Kaisa and her music have received high praise in the jazz world and she has been awarded with a wide range of music prizes, including the first prize at the International Riga Jazz Stage bass contest in 2018 the ’Rising Star’ award at the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland. In 2017 she was amongst the winners in the Esko Linnavalli big band composing contest.


Kaisa splits her time between Helsinki and New York when she’s not on tour somewhere else in the world. 

"Mäensivun soitto on äärimmäisen tarkkaa mutta letkeää. Harvan käsissä kontrabasso soi yhtä vangitsevasti ja karismaattisesti. Hyvin svengaavaa." - Arttu Seppänen, HS

"Band is led by a strong, highly musical bass presence of Kaisa Mäensivu." – London Jazz News
 

 

ITINERARY

YUVAL AMIHAI TRIO feat. ARI HOENIG

May 27th, Hermana 

KAISA'S MACHINE

June 1st, Smalls Jazz Club NYC

SOLINA

June 2nd, Scandinavia House NYC

KAISA'S MACHINE

June 20th, Rochester Jazz Festival

KAISA MÄENSIVU TRIO

June 29th, Pikku-Finlandia, Helsinki

TOFTEMARK NEW YORK QUARTET feat. Benny Benack

July 2nd Sohesten, Copenhagen Jazz Festival

July 4th, Musikhuset Kobenhavn

July 4th, La Fointaine Jam Session

July 5th, Hov Mester 

BENNY BENACK III

July 7th, Koko Jazz Club, TICKETS

July 8th, Pori Jazz Festival 

PERILLÄ

July 10th, Pori Jazz Festival

HECTOR RE-IMAGINED

July 16th, Pori Jazz Festival

SIGNE

July 20th, Kirkkopuisto Jazz

KAISA MÄENSIVU TRIO

July 22, Musiikkitalon terassi

IISALMI JAZZ FESTIVAL

July 27-28, Koko Jazz Club Iisalmi

KAISA MÄENSIVU TRIO

July 29, Linnajazz

July 30, Turku Sea Jazz

PERILLÄ

Aug 3, Kirkkopuisto Jazz

Aug 5, EliJazz Lohja

SIGNE

Aug 12, Tuusulan Taiteiden yö

KAISA MÄENSIVU TRIO

Aug 18, Tislaamo

JAZZ & DIKTER – Claes Anderson In Memoriam

Aug 27, Viapori Jazz

LLUC CASARES QUINTET feat. Jesse van Ruller

Sep 3, Bimhuis Amsterdam

 
 

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