Super energetic soul/jazz quintet with soulful singing and virtuosic improvisations
Soul What? feat. Joonatan Rautio is a super-energetic and virtuosic soul/jazz quintet from Finland. Soul What? was founded in 2008 and has since 2013 been collaborating with saxophone player Joonatan Rautio. Soul What? released their debut album "The Silver Lining" in 2013 and in 2016 Soul What? Feat. Joonatan Rautio released the album titled “What Lies Ahead”. This year Soul What? celebrate their 10th anniversary! Intensive live energy, shrilling improvisations, soulful vocals and explosive drumming is what audience around Finland have experienced on the groups past gigs. Soulful singer/pianist Mikael Svarvar, intuitive and explosive drummer Toni Porthén, inventive guitarist Martin Söderbacka and powerful bass player/bandleader Eevalotta Matikainen form Soul What?. Their repertoire consists of original music, both vocal pieces and instrumental tunes. Together with one of Finlands foremost jazz musician and internationally appreciated saxophone virtuoso, Joonatan Rautio, the group offers you music you won’t soon forget.
Mikael Svarvar - voc/wurlitzer/piano
Joonatan Rautio - tenor sax
Martin Söderbacka - guit
Eevalotta Matikainen - bass
Toni Porthén - drums
Photo by: Teemu Hujanen