Teppo Hauta-aho


Teppo Hauta-aho (May 27, 1941 – November 27, 2021) was a Finnish double bassist and composer.

Teppo Hauta-aho
Hauta-aho with Quintet Moderne at Club W71, Weikersheim
Hauta-aho with Quintet Moderne at Club W71, Weikersheim
Background information
BornMay 27, 1941
Janakkala, Finland
OriginHelsinki, Finland
DiedNovember 27, 2021
GenresClassical, jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Instrument(s)Double bass

Early life and studiesEdit

Hauta-aho was born in Janakkala, near Hämeenlinna, on May 27, 1941.[1] He studied the double bass at the Sibelius Academy from 1963 to 1970[2] and with František Pošta in Prague.[1]

Later life and careerEdit

From 1965 to 1972, Hauta-aho played with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.[1] From 1975, he was with the Finnish National Opera Orchestra. In 1999 he performed with Brazilian tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman, Irish-Swiss pianist John Wolf Brennan and Finish drummer Teppo Mäkynen at Kerava Festival.[2] One of his best known works, Fantasia, for trumpet and orchestra, won the 1986 Queen Maria Jose competition in Geneva.[2][3] Another, Kadenza, has been the set piece for international music competitions and has been played at music festivals.[3]

He was self-taught as a composer, and his compositions included a double bass concerto, chamber music and works for the double bass.[1]


With Juhani Aaltonen

  • Etiquette (Love, 1974)

With Anthony Braxton

With Evan Parker

  • The Needles (Leo, 2000–01)

With Cecil Taylor

With Edward Vesala



  1. ^ a b c d Korhonen, Kimmo (2001), Hauta-Aho, Teppo, Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.45888
  2. ^ a b c Hillila, Ruth-Esther; Hong, Barbara Blanchard (1997). Historical Dictionary of the Music and Musicians of Finland. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 119–120. ISBN 9780313277283. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b White, John; Christensen, Jean; Kornhonen, Kimmo (2002). New Music of the Nordic Countries. Pendragon Press. p. 194. ISBN 9781576470190. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (1996). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (3rd ed.). Penguin. ISBN 978-0-14-051368-4.
  5. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.

External linksEdit

  • "Teppo Hauta-aho". The Finnish Jazz Federation. Retrieved 2 December 2018.