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Tõnu Naissoo is an Estonian jazz pianist and composer. His debut took place in 1967 at the Tallinn International Jazz Festival.  In 1970s and ’80s he was very active jazz musician in former Soviet Union’s jazz scene. He toured and played in jazz festivals in Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Belorussia, Ukrainia, Moldova, Georgia & Azerbaijan. From 1980’s he started to play abroad, including Germany, Belgium, Cuba, Finland, France, England and Ireland. In 1989 he got scholarship to Berklee College of Music in USA.

He has toured with his trio and played solo concerts in Japan – Osaka, Tokyo, Kanazawa. Recently he recorded and toured as solo artist in Russia – in Moscow, St Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Rostov, Arkhangelsk & Severodvinsk.

He has been one of soloist of Alfred Schnittke’s First Symphony premiers in USA with Boston Symphony Orchestra/Gennady Rozhdestvenski and in Holland with Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra/Gennady Rozhdestvenski.

He has released over 30 of his albums, mostly under the label Atelier Sawano (Japan) and Art Beat (Russia).

His latest recordings under Art Beat label are LP “Foreign Affairs” (2019)“One Day In Moscow” (2020) Hammond organ duo album with Peter Ivshin LP “Hammond & Drums” (2021), LP “Hymn To The Sun” (2021) and LP “The Times We Had” (2021).

In 2021 he released his Electric Trio album “Different Directions” under Estonian label Frotee.

His latest albums under Atelier Sawano label are “The Process Of Creation” (2021) and “That Old Feeling” (2022).

Long time have been interested about Tõnu’s music also Norwegian label JazzAggression. This label reissued 2014 Tõnu’s first LP “Tõnu Naissoo Trio” (1968) and some other earlier music on 2016 LP “Tõnu Naissoo First Recordings” (1967-68). On March 17, this year, will be released his new album under JazzAggression label – “Shapes And Colours”. On this album Tõnu plays with Finnish talented jazz musicians – reedist Markus Holkko, double bassist Teemu Åkerblom and drummer Aleksi Heinola.

You are welcome to LP “Shapes And Colours” release event on March 17 at the TOPS bar (Kalamaja, Soo 15) at 18.00.



  • 07.06.2023

    House of Blackheads

    Tõnu Naissoo Trio 1981 LP “Turning Point” reissue concert

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  • 17.03.2023

    TOPS bar, Kalamaja, Tallinn

    Tõnu Naissoo Norwegian JazzAggression LP “Shapes and Colours” release event

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  • 31.12.2022

    National Opera Estonia Year End Ball

    Tõnu Naissoo solo piano

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  • 29.12.2022

    Narva College

    Tõnu Naissoo Trio – 55

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  • 09.12.2022

    Hyogo Christmas Jazz Festival, Osaka, Japan

    Tõnu Naissoo Trio – “That Old Feeling” CD release

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  • 25.11.2022

    Viimsi Mõis, Tallinn

    Tõnu Naissoo Trio – 55

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  • 18.06.2022

    Sõru Jazz, Hiiumaa, Estonia

    Tõnu Naissoo Electric Q

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  • 21.03.2022


    Tõnu Naissoo Hammond Trio

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  • 23.08.2021

    Jazzkaar Festival, Fotografiska Hall, Tallinn

    Tõnu Naissoo Electric Group

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  • 02.08.2021

    m/s Baltic Queen

    Jelena Juzvik & Tõnu Naissoo

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Latest albums

Tõnu Naissoo – The times we had

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Tõnu Naissoo – Hymn to the sun – The foreign affairs sessions

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Tõnu Naissoo – Hammond & Drums – Volume 2

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Tõnu Naissoo – Hammond & Drums – Volume 1

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Tõnu Naissoo Trio – Turning point

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Tõnu Naissoo – Shapes and colors

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Tõnu Naissoo Trio – That old feeling

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Tõnu Naissoo – Electric Trio – Different Directions

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Tõnu Naissoo – Christmas time

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Tõnu Naissoo – One day in Moscow

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