Swedish/Finnish pianotrio MIRE III consists of established musicians Toivanen/Markusson/Björklund that together in this format explores both wellknown territory and places seldom heard of.

With open ears and senses, this trio presents music for our time influenced by Scandinavian folk music, jazz and other contemporary styles.

The members has a long-time relationship with each other which gives both a strong fundament but also playfulness and curiousity.

In September 2023 the trio released their first full length album ”Island Song” (CAM Jazz)

”Jazz is a restless music that moves ever on, sometimes seemingly impatient of its own past. MIRE III is a superb improvising trio that manages to balance innovation and history in equal measures, creating a consistent musical mood round ideas of change, emergence, maturity, self-sufficiency and proper but not slavish respect for past achievements. Island Song, the trio’s new album on CAM JAZZ, will not remind you of any of the jazz greats, but it will make you aware of them, even as it unfolds its own wings and takes flight. Pianist Joona Toivanen, bassist Thomas Markusson and drummer Johan Björklund inhabit a compelling musical atmosphere that doesn’t rely on shallow eclecticism to make its impact. This is music that has emerged fully formed into the sun of the present.”
(Brian Morton) 


Johan Björklund – drums
Thomas Markusson – double bass
Joona Toivanen – piano


Musikcentrum Väst
CAM Jazz