Ismo Haavisto is a professional blues musician from Lahti, Finland. He is known as a great singer, harpist and guitar player. He made a start of playing blues as a teenager and now-a-days he's on the top of the scene in Finland. In this year it's been 30 years since he played his first blues gig and Ismo will celebrate it with "The First 30 Years Of Blues" -jubilee concerts. (check the gigs page)
Ismo Haavisto is in the new Aki Kaurismäki movie with his own song. The premiere was 3.2.2017
IBC 2013 Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Ismo Haavisto represented Finland at the International Blues Challenge.
EBC 2012 Berlin, Germany
Ismo Haavisto represented Finland at the European Blues Challenge.
Ismo has recorded seven albums. The latest one: Fire Breath (to buy CD, click here) released with Lahti Big Band in September 2016
Check out the new video!
The song "Midnight Man" from Aki Kaurismäki movie "The Other Side Of Hope".