Musician. DRUMMER. Composer.
"Jussi Lehtonen is a 360° musician. He does it all... plays any style, writes and arranges amazing tunes and in the tradition of many classic jazz drummers is a true bandleader. His CD Firstborn is just terriffic and gets *****! We'll be hearing a lot more from Jussi Lehtonen!
- RANDY BRECKER
"Jussi Lehtonen is one of the most widely talented musicians I've ever had the pleasure to work with. The musicianship, the chops, the groove... Simply amazing!"
- JUKKIS UOTILA
"Jussi Lehtonen is a trumpet players' dream drummer. He creates a wave of swing on which to surf and a jet steam of groove on which to fly. When do we play again together...? Not soon enough!"
- TIM HAGANS
ABOUT "MOVE ON":
“Playing with Jussi over the years has been a wonderful experience, watching him expand and grow as a drummer, but especially as a composer. The writing here is superb covering a variety of styles with great playing by the band. Lyricism is abundant as is fire and ice. I know this rhythm section well and they are world class, even beyond. My compliments to all the musicians for their wonderful musicianship and flexibility handling the material. GREAT MUSIC!!”
- Dave Liebman, 2017
Photo by Markus Niittynen