Iiro Rantala is a distinguished and much loved pianist and composer, and an internationally renowned jazz musician. His awards include a Pro Finlandia medal and the Yrjö Award of the Finnish Jazz Federation, which is the most important distinction in Finnish jazz.
Iiro Rantala is Finland’s best-known jazz musician. He was a founder member of the Triö Töykeät jazz band, which pursued a successful career after winning a Belgian jazz contest in 1988. Besides music, Rantala is known for appearing in a wide variety of television shows. As an award-winning and acclaimed artist, he has performed with a wide range of ensembles and orchestras. He has also composed music for television and films, as well as musicals and dance productions.