Jukka Haavisto

Session Bassist

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Session bassist with special skills on fretless bass. Working with Ma Rouf.

Session bassist records remotely and locally.

Jukka Haavisto, born March, 1981 in Järvenpää, Finland. Jukka is a master bassist, composer; he studied at University of Stavanger, Institute of Music and Dance and graduated in 2016. He is known for his electric fretless bass technique, his blend of Jazz, Fusion and World Music Fusion improvisation skills and compositions.
Jukka is an endorser of the Aguilar Amplication, Soundtools Oy and he is part of the Maruszczyk Instruments family.

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Interview with Jukka Haavisto

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I'm really proud of Bossapoika's Toinen album. I co-produced, co-arranged, recorded and played all the basses on the album. Bossapoika is Finnish artist who's music is highly related to bossanova music.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: At the moment I'm rehearsing music for Lotta - Maria & ArabJazz recordings in June. Lots of different time signatures, micro intervals and bass solos.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Mostly digital.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: Ypu will get a bass line that is musical and stylish.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: To be creative and to be at stage.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Can you play something on this? Yes I can.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: Tempo, key and the style of the song.

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: For remote sessions make the listening as easy as possible. Send separate drum and harmony tracks.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: My Maruszczyk fretless headless bass and Charlie Parkers Omnibook.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I've played bass since I was nine years old boy. In high school I played in my friends dads bands and that time was really the school of music for me. After I did my services for my country, I got my degree from conservatory and later bachelor degree as pop / Jazz- musician at Metropolia university of applied science in Helsinki. And some years ago I got my master degree of improvisation at University of Stavanger in Norway.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: I would say that my playing style is something like Neo-Pastorius.

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: I would love to play live shows with Adele. I'm really inspired by her singing skills.

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: Fusion jazz, world music, hard rock, rock and jazz.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: To play fretless bass in a way that you can't say is it fretted or not.

  29. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  30. A: Weather Report, Richard Bona, Adele, Sting, Geddy Lee...

  31. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  32. A: Playing too much.

  33. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  34. A: Bass player plays the sound. Give him/her the possibility to make the best sound that is needed.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: Strong bass line. If there is room for little virtuoso harmonics and fills, I''m the player you're looking for.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: If there is no sheet music I will make a sheet for me if the music is complex enough. Usually there is no need for that. I will listen the material several times and then I start to play with that. If there is no special orders I will play tow or three different kinds bass lines and ask which is the way producer wants.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a small studio room with nice Genelec monitors, UAD Apollo Twin X and mac. As an endorser of Aguilar Amplification I have nice amp, cab and several effects from them.

  41. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  42. A: Typically producer sends drum track and some harmony lines for me. I record the bass line on Logic Pro X and will sent it as aiff, Wav or full session depending what wanted.

Terms Of Service

typically 4 revisions, 4 days turn-around-time, terms of copyrights must be negotiated before the recording.

GenresSounds Like
  • Weather Report
  • Richard Bona
  • Jaco Pastorius
Gear Highlights
  • Aguilar Amplification
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin X
  • Logic X pro
  • Maruszczyk Instruments
  • Harjunpää bass
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