-An award-winning jazz trumpet player, soul singer, keyboard player, arranger, composer and a session player who has played on about 80 albums so far

-At home in a variety of styles like jazz, soul, funk, hiphop, pop, afrobeat, gospel and Brasilian jazz

-A hard-working music lover filled with positive energy and soul

-A leader of a 11-piece soul ensemble Happy People and a jazz quartet MP4

-A member of Umo Jazz Orchestra, Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble, Arricone Big Band, Nat Newborn Big Time, Antti Utriainen Expansion, Samba á Venda, Janne Maarala band, Kerkko Koskinen Kollektiivi and George Jr. And The P-Funk Butter Brothers


Mikko´s debut soul album 2Happy out now!


Mikko Pettinen´s first solo album provides a hearty dose of grooving jazz and ample touches of soul-funk that should get any folks with a pulse moving.” –Mufasas 2013

Mikko is a sound wizard” –Keskisuomalainen 2012

”MP4 reforms the electric jazzfunk” 2012

When the groove and overall feel is on such a high level, you start to wonder how good this might be live”  –Aamuset 2013

2Happy´s song material and production makes it sound like the strongest album of the year of it´s kind.”  -Turun Sanomat 20.5.2013

Mikko Pettinen hails from Finland, but he speaks the universal language of soul, jazz and funk.”

”With its crunching synth lines, ’Stuck On That’ is the LP’s outstanding track. It has the feel of ’Superstition’ era Stevie Wonder and it’s clear that Mikko and his six piece backing band are having a ball.” 13.11.2013