Tero Lindberg

Tero Lindberg is a leading Finnish trumpeter. He has played on numerous records and tours by front-line Finnish artists and many TV programmes (such as the Finnish version of Britain's Strictly Come Dancing and Norway's Stjernekamp). In recent years he has also toured Europe with such bands and artists as the Sunrise Avenue, the Leningrad Cowboys and Jimi Tenor. At present a regular member of Dallapé, the orchestras of front-line Finnish entertainers Paula Koivuniemi and Mikko Leppilampi, he also plays lead trumpet in the Espoo Big Band and the Turku Jazz Orchestra.
 
Tero Lindberg is also known for his fine arrangements. In addition to the numbers on his solo album, he has done arrangements for many TV programmes (including nine seasons of Finland's Strictly Come Dancing) and concerts, and arrangements by him have found their way into the repertoire of many Finnish big bands, symphony orchestras and smaller line-ups. Among his recent projects have been commissions from the Vantaa Pops Orchestra, the Oulu Sinfonietta, the UMO Jazz Orchestra, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, and Finnish entertainers Vesa-Matti Loiri and Juha Tapio.

Bio

Tero Lindberg (b. 1976) was 16 when he entered the Porvoo Region Music Institute to study the trumpet with Reijo Ruokonen. He was already playing keyboards in many different line-ups and when a certain soul band was looking around for a trumpet to supplement its sax player, he decided to try his hand at a new instrument. He soon realised that the trumpet was his instrument, and at the age of 20 was accepted for the dance musician programme at the Helsinki Pop/Jazz Conservatory as a pupil of Raimo Korhonen and Markku Renko. In 1997 he did his compulsory military service as a member of the Conscript Band in Lahti. Two years later, he got accepted for the degree programme in pop/jazz teaching at the Helsinki University of Applied Sciences and received his degree in 2005. His teachers at the time were Timo Paasonen, Mikko Pettinen and Tero Saarti. Tero spent 2001 as an exchange student at the Kunstuniversität Graz in Austria, where his teachers included Stefan Hofer, Stjepko Gut and Edvard Holthaner. He then practised and freelanced in Vienna from 2004 to 2007, after which he returned to Finland and has been kept extremely busy playing the trumpet and doing arrangements for numerous recordings and tours by leading Finnish artists and many TV programmes.

TEACHING

Tero has been teaching the trumpet at the Turku Region Music Institute and conducting wind orchestras since autumn 2011. During the 2007/2008 academic year he taught the trumpet and led the big band at the Porvoo Music Institute, and in 2014/2015 he taught the trumpet in the Sibelius Academy Jazz Department. In addition to these regular jobs, he has given numerous private lessons, held clinics and coached many big bands in Finland.

INSTRUMENTS

Bb trumpet, Hub Van Laar OIRAM IV, gold plated
Bb trumpet, Hub Van Laar B4, redgold plated

Bb trumpet, Marcinkiewicz, silver plated

Bb fluegelhorn, Hub Van Laar BR3, silver plated

Mouthpieces: Schilke Jon Faddis, Bach 3C, Roger Ingram Lead, Yamaha 5A4,  Courtois 4 ½ D for fluegelhorn

Tero mostly plays Hub Van Laar instruments. Hub makes excellent horns! Click the logo below and check out his master works!