Anssi Tirkkonen (b. 1988) is one of the most prominent young drummers from Finland. Currently residing in Helsinki, Tirkkonen has recently worked with numerous artists in various projects including the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, Game Music Collective and Max Zenger Globus.


Tirkkonen got his Master's Degree in Jazz Performance at the prestigious Sibelius-Academy in 2019. His list of achievements include the first place of Euroradio Jazz Competition (2018) and Young Nordic Jazz Comets (2014) competitions as well as being the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra's Young Soloist of 2019.

Tirkkonen has worked with Terell Stafford, Will Vinson, Judy Niemack, Adam Baldych, Verneri Pohjola, Timo Lassy, Gustavo Bergalli, Jukkis Uotila, Jukka Perko and Teemu Viinikainen and has had the pleasure to study with world's best drummers including Kendrick Scott, Omar Hakim, Greg Hutchinson, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Adam Nussbaum and Peter Erskine.

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Groups AND Projects

Game Music Collective

Game Music Collective is a combination of a band, a symphonic orchestra, and a live stage production established to exclusively perform video game music in a compelling live setting.

With over a million views on Youtube, the collective continues to reach vast audiences around the globe.

Max Zenger Globus

Founded in 2015, Globus' music transforms the beauties of nature in to musical landscapes. 

In July 2018 Globus performed at the Jazz in Marciac Festival winning the 1st prize as the Best European Ensemble of the European Broadcasting Company's competition.

Max Zenger Globus debut album was released in July 2019.

Ylva Haru

The Finnish singer-songwriter Ylva Haru displays new folk music. 

Build around strong story telling, spiced up with layers of Americana guitars and vocal harmonies, Ylva brings her enchanting music to the audiences with a five musician live band.​


Ylva Haru released her debut album Linnut in January 2019. 


Live AND Tour

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