Jazz trumpet player, pianist, composer



Mikko Gunu Karjalainen is a jazz musician based in Helsinki, Finland.

He is currently a member of Teddy´s West Coasters, Ricky Tick Big Band & Julkinen Sana, Joonas Haavisto Quintet and many others. His own projects include Mikko Gunu Karjalainen Italian Quartet , K.Å.M. trio and  Fellowship Quintet.

Mikko Gunu Karjalainen plays Hub Van Laar trumpet and  flugelhorn.  Mouthpieces are made by Antonio Rapacciuolo.



my artist page on Van Laar trumpets



Jan 23rd 2019

Gunu goes to ITALY!

I will be touring in Italy for five shows around Rome area!  I am very excited to play with Andrea Rea on piano, Daniele Sorrentino on bass and Alessandro D'Anna on drums, and yes... we play at Gregory's. Check my "upcoming shows" for details.




Jan 21st 2019

I will play a special gig in Ylläs Jazz & Blues festival with a great jazz sextet on Jan 25th. "Gunu All Stars" will feature Ricky Tick -rhythm -section, Heikki Tuhkanen on trombone, Jussi Kannaste

on tenor and the amazing Teemu Viinikainen on guitar!

On the next night we take Lapland completely over with Ricky Tick Big Band & Julkinen Sana at Äkäslompolo.


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