Iro Haarla

Anders Jormin Art Lande Mike Nock Rainer Brüninghaus

Finnish pianist, harpist, and composer Iro Haarla is a classically trained musician with a bent toward atmospheric modern creative and chamber-style jazz. Born in 1956 in Finland, Haarla studied piano and composition at Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy and was headed toward a career as concert pianist before meeting drummer/bandleader Edward Vesala in 1978. Haarla put her solo career on hold and embarked on a romantic and creative partnership with Vesala, whom she eventually married. Read more on

Iro Haarla; Iro Haarla Quintet, NorrlandsOperans Symfoniorkester, Jukka Iisakkila
Ante Lucem: For Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Quintet
Album (2016)
UMO Jazz Orchestra with Juhani Aaltonen, Raoul Björkenheim & Iro Haarla
The Sky Is Ruby
Album (2007)
Iro Haarla
Album (2005)
Iro Haarla & Ulf Krokfors
Heart of a Bird
Album (2003)
Iro Haarla & Pepa Päivinen
Yarra Yarra
Album (2001)