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Tõnu Naissoo(born in March of 18th 1951 in Tallinn) is estonian composer and jazz pianist - keyboardist.
His study a classical piano began at age seven. His father, Uno Naissoo (1928 – 1980), was composer, educator and organizer of Tallinn jazz festivals. About ten years old, Tõnu started to play free improvisations on piano. After studies at Tallinn Music School and Tallinn State Conservatory he got scholarship from Berklee College of Music (USA) in 1989.
His debut took place with his trio at the International Jazz Festival „Tallinn 1967“ when he was 16 year old. Next year (1968) he recorded his first LP: „Tõnu Naissoo Trio“ (Melodiya). As a solo pianist his first performances took place in 1971 in Novgorod and in Leningrad (Russia). After some years of silence in jazz field – he was a keyboardist in the instrumental ensemble of the pop-showgroup „Laine“
He has played with such internationally well-known jazz musicians and groups like Gebhard Ullman, Michel Marre, Yves Teicher, Jens Winther, Bob Moses, Dennis Rowland, Ted Curson, Vladimir Tarasov, Ulf Krokfors, Brian Melvin, Ryo Kawasaki, UMO Big Band and the New York Voices to name a few.
Tõnu Naissoo has written music for his own groups, big band, scores for numerous films (including feature films), theatre and TV productions and also chamber and choir music.