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Jori Huhtala (born in 1984) is a Finnish bass player. Originally brought up in Jyväskylä in central Finland Jori became interested in jazz music in early age. He began his studies at his hometown and later on moved to Helsinki to study at the Sibelius Academy’s Jazz Music Department, where he graduated with a Master’s degree in 2014.

Mainly focusing on jazz music, he performs and records with numerous top artists in Finland, e.g. Eero Koivistoinen, Raoul Björkenheim, Jussi Fredriksson, Pope Puolitaival and Sid Hille. He has also collaborated with many of the leading jazz artists of the world, such as David Liebman, Billy Hart, Tim Hagans, Tim Ries, Jukkis Uotila and Severi Pyysalo.


Huhtala is an active composer and he has written music for many of the groups he performs with. Currently Jori is focusing on his new quartet Jori Huhtala Basis which will be releasing its debut album on the near future.

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