Mielonen and his band have managed to keep one foot in traditional standards and the other in leaping forward into new horizons; you get the best of both worlds.
- Red Keane (JazzIreland)
The first time I picked up that plastic guitar, which had two build in songs, I knew this was it, I wanted to become a musician. My family brought me to what they recall as their longest performance ever, where I stormed up on the stage numerous times, yelling at the top of my lungs: I am performing! With absolutely no clue of what I was doing, I soon found myself improvising. Soon, after I was dragged down from the stage, like an overly enthusiastic fan at a concert.
This was life changing, I knew I was on to something.
I was born Finland to Finnish parents, but grew up in Denmark. It was like living a double life, as many third culture kids may very well know. This ultimately led to defining my music, as it is described as juggling with influences and identities from improvised music to folk to counterpoint all in the span of a single song. The music is often explosive, surprising, provoking and playful. In my music I strive to marry the freedom of improvisation, the beauty of counterpoint and the adventurous spirit of the Normans, to create a beautiful cacophony of sound and emotions.
This adventurous spirit led me to complete a bachelors degree in jazz and contemporary music performance at Dublin City University and after completion I decided to move back to Denmark with a luggage full of experiences, visions and dreams.
It creates value financially by bringing people out of their homes and into the bars, venues and restaurants. It creates an attractive atmosphere and environment for businesses and for people alike. To quote Italian architect Renzo Piano:"Good cities, create good citizens".