Jonatan Sarikoski, born in 1990, has been a Helsinki based working musician since 2006 and hence earned wide recognition as a drummer in the Finnish jazz scene. A few of his merits include playing with names such as Lenny Pickett, Jukka Perko, Jukka Tolonen, Iiro Rantala and UMO Jazz Orchestra.
His childhood musical studies include the Pop & Jazz Conservatory of Helsinki and the youth department of the highly reputed Sibelius Academy. From his teenage years onwards he has learned the trade working as a professional, but lately has also taken up studies at the Sibelius Academy Jazz Program. Though his musical roots stem from jazz, he has been blessed with a versatility in his musicianship allowing him to comfortably thrive in differing musical contexts such as soul / R&B and pop circles. It’s fair to say he has, a good while ago, established himself as one of the prime drummers of the Finnish musical community.