Kotaja Quintet

Kotaja Quintet is an ensemble that specializes in modern tango with its sophisticated style and superb and characteristic control over the rhythm. The quintet consists of a unique composition of Finnish musicians. The band's leader and pianist is the multifaceted multi-musician Iikka Kotaja. He has collaborated for over a decade with the soprano Angelika Klas who, among other things, is known for her Tango Nuevo interpretations. Kotaja is also a prominent orchestra arranger and composer. The other members of the band are the virtuoso accordionist Johanna Juhola, the violinist Aino Eerola who moves freely between jazz and classical music, the electric guitarist Veikki Virkajärvi with his deep and musical playing style and the bass legend Hannu Rantanen. Together with Angelika Klas, the band completed the Fire Tango tour, which gained great popularity in 2020-2021.