Work in progress

Sep 9th 2020

Mikko Karjalainen Fellowship will release it's first album late October 2020 featuring amazing line-up and some epic spoken word by Paleface. You can find first single "Manago Blues" on Spotify.

Oct  25th 2018

I will be working for Helsingin Kaupunginteatteri until April  2019 -"Kaasua, komisario Palmu" will have music composed by Timo Hietala and on-stage jazz quintet with yours truly, Jusu Berghåll, Panu Savolainen, Jori Huhtala and Tuomas Timonen.

The premier on the main stage of HKT is Nov 29th 2018.

Jan 15th 2018

Just got back from St. Petersburg and Moscow, I played 14 concerts in nine days. T'was crazy!!

Oct 15th 2017

I will be part of Jazz Province tour in Russia with amazing Sinne Eeg and the Baltic All Stars Quintet. We will take Vladimir, Bryansk, Kursk, Voronezh and Moscow.


Feb 10th 2017

As a part of the prestigious Vinter Jazz Festival , Gunu plays gigs in Copenhagen and Odense w/ Karl-Martin Almqvist, Johnny Åman and Anders Mogensen. 15/2 Cph, 17/2 Odense.More to come about this trip!

Feb 1st 2017


Very nice gigs coming up with saxophonist extraordinaire Jim Snidero. We will play in Tallinn, Philly Joe's 1/3 and April Jazz club, Espoo 2/3.

July 31th 2016

Gunu will be working as artistic director of Korpo Sea Jazz Festival 2017!



January 20th 2016


The album Deniss Paschkevich Hardbop Legacy feat. Mikko "Gunu" Karjalainen has been nominated for Latvian Grammy-prize for the "Best jazz album of the year 2015"