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Pertti Jalava

1960

"An outsider to the classical-music establishment and recognised jazz circles, he has, by dint of sheer hard work, developed a mature and original voice that is difficult to categorise but easy to admire." - Erkki Huovinen, Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota/ School of Music. “Jalava has developed an idiosyncratic composition style with a vocabulary and grammar all its own, and handles it with elegant competence.” - Hannu-Ilari Lampila, Helsingin Sanomat, 22 February 2008
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