Described as “a highly talented young man” by All About Jazz, Helsinki-based trumpeter and composer Martti Vesala (b. 1981) is one of the up-and-coming musicians in Finnish jazz, having won acclaim for his instrumental and compositional skills. He is a graduate of Sibelius Academy and currently leads two quintets, Martti Vesala Soundpost Quintet and Maratone Quintet. He is also known from his collaborations with many top groups and musicians in the Helsinki-scene, such as UMO Jazz Orchestra, Njet Njet 9 and the Sibelius Academy Alumni Big Band.