Jukka Eskola (born 1978) is a Finnish trumpet player who ranks among the most sought-after jazz artists in Finland. He has become known as the leader of the Jukka Eskola Quintet, Jukka Eskola Orquesta Bossa, and as a member of The Five Corners Quintet, Finland’s most successful jazz outfit to date, plus the live band of Jimi Tenor, to name but a few. He is widely considered as one of the key instrumentalists of his generation in Finnish jazz. Eskola’s solo albums ”Jukka Eskola” (2005), ”Hub Up” (only released in Japan, 2006), ”Walkover” (2009), and “Jukka Eskola Orquesta Bossa” (2013), have stabilized his position at the forefront of internationally noted jazz from Finland. He also released the collaborative album ”Lampela X Eskola” together with composer Jussi Lampela in 2010. Jukka Eskola is also a very used session player in the Finnish TV and recording scene, and has played in well over 200 albums.
Eskola’s latest musical endeavor is Jukka Eskola Soul Trio, whose second album will be released during 2019. The ensemble is currently touring, please see GIGS for more.