Suosituksia yhteistyökumppaneilta

Kari Ahokas, kosketinsoittaja, joka perusti Jukan kanssa legendaarisen kumina.org-bändin: 

"Can't get Steve Vai to play stunt guitar for your new CD or Bob Ezrin to produce it? It's OK. Just call Jukka. 

I had the privilege of playing with Jukka in the same band. He's unbelievable. Jukka can play anything on guitar and bass and he knows how to write a good song. He has a great understanding of sound, melody, rhythm - and the holistic view on how those should go together. 

Jukka composed some of the most interesting parts on kumina.org debut cd, Entropia, and I know there are several unreleased gems in his drawer. 

As a producer he can tell if your song or performance as a musician could be better - and how to do it. If there's room for improvement, I mean. It's not Jukka's habit to fix something that isn't broken. 

As an audio engineer he knows how to make your record sound good. Just take a listen on Jukka's latest work, for example. The sound on Trout Qt debut CD "Trout to Lunch" is just so big and crisp. 

I am really looking forward to working with Jukka again when there's some serious music business to be done."

Sonal Ajwani, singer whom Jukka continues to work with:

"Jukka has been an inspiration since I met him. I have known him as a fellow student at SAM and also as a teacher. Apart from the wealth of knowledge and experience that he brings, he understands how to help others to evolve and nurture their own musical ideas and to find their unique artistic expression and style. We ended up working on a song called "Reach Out", which is now part of the album with the same name. It was a real honour to have worked with him and to have learnt from him. I look forward to many more collaborations with him."

Pranav Chadha, singer whom Jukka produced a single with:

"Jukka is a thorough professional with a unique sense of musicality. It was an honor to work with him as he is very supportive and open minded and encouraging. I really like his work. May his passion and inquisitiveness to learn take him further to greater destinations.

I like his technical proficiency on guitar and his good ear. His production sense is quite unique. He has eclectic musical tastes."

Joseph Escribe, multi-instrumentalist and producer with whom Jukka collaborated in the Immersion Composition Society (ICS):

"Jukka is a great musician and a great composer. I've had the chance to play with him a few times and I've been amazed by his fine tastes in improvisation. Moreover, as head of the Paris ICS lodge, I greatly enjoyed his incredible inputs during our day sessions of composing, full of great influences nicely assimilated into the compositions!"

Ari Ilaskivi, rumpali Jukan kanssa yhteisissä Baysix ja Strawberry Love Band -bändeissä:

"Jukka liittyi Baysix-yhtyeeseen vuonna 1987 basistiksi ja tunnistin heti hänessä piilevän laaja-alaisen musikaalisuuden. Komppi kulki ja Jukka tarjosi kappaleisiin myös maukkaita sovituksellisia ideoita, joissa sekoittui rock- funk- ja blues juuri sopivasti toisiaan tukien. Yhteistyömme jatkuu edelleen ja tänä päivänä Jukka käsittelee musiikkia entistäkin ammattimaisemmin ja on osoittanut hallitsevansa eri tyylilajit kattavasti - oli kädessä sitten kitara tai basso!"

Mikko Kallio, bass student:

"Jukka is one marvelous guitar coach. There is a little fireworks of brain activity going on every time Jukka teaches me during bass guitar lessons. Highly commendable quality of Jukka's method is to tailor the coaching sessions around student's preferences and skills. It is so much more motivating to learn to play songs that you actually like rather than ploughing through mandatory set of standard training songs & related theory outside the genres you prefer."

Matti Kanerva, rumpali, jonka kanssa yhteistyö alkoi Kaarle Mannilan bändissä 80-luvulla ja on jatkunut erityisen hedelmällisenä vuodesta 2006:

"Jukkaa voi vilpittömästi suositella kaikenlaisiin musiikkiin liittyviin yhteistyökuvioihin. Kun studiotyöskentelyyn liittyvä erinomainen ammattitaito yhdistyy monipuoliseen soittotaitoon ja laajaan yleissivistykseen liittyen genreen kuin genreen, lopputuloksesta tulee aina toimiva kokonaisuus."

Sampo Luoto, laulualaja-laulunkirjoittaja, jolle Jukka sovitti, soitti ja studiotuotti taustat CD:tä varten:

"Jukka is by far the best Music Technologist and Musician I have ever worked with. His work always exceeds the expectations and is constantly provided with astonishing creative angle. Jukka is also very funny and caring personality. I have no hesitations in recommending him."

Taija Maatiala, laulaja-lauluntekijä, joka musisoi Jukan kanssa Strawberry Love Bandissä: 

"Jukka on inspiroiva, kannustava, hieno työkaveri ja soittaja. On helppo sukeltaa musiikin maailmaan hänen kanssaan. Ei pelkää hukkumista, ei vuorovesiä, ei tyyntä, eikä myrskyjä. Musiikin tekeminen Jukan kanssa on yksinkertaisesti luonnollista."

Caterina Nudo, guitar player and Skype student:

"Among the guitar teachers I had lessons with, Jukka is not only one of the most knowledgeable, but he can also adapt to any kind of music and can transfer his know-how in a very practical and effective manner. He enables students to grow with their own style, providing tools and sharing his wide experience to enhance their improvisation skills. He's highly motivating and encouraging and follows his students closely. It's a true pleasure learning from him!"

Ipshita Roy, blues vocalist, and continuing collaborator with Jukka:

"I met Jukka at a Berklee improvisation workshop a few years ago. It was amazing to see and interact with him, having similar tastes and thoughts meeting half-way across the world in Spain.

We decided to take this further and collaborate on a track together, called "Crossroads in India" and it was a one of a kind experience, since it was the first time I was involved in a track, where the performers were sitting in different corners of the world.

It was Jukka's idea to work on the top and the concept of the song, and I felt a connection to it almost immediately. It was in the Bluesy arena, which lies closest to my heart and the song was very well appreciated. The song was produced and composed by Jukka. I would love to take this collaboration further, and would love to work on such tracks more in the future." 

Juha Siirilä, kitaristi ja säveltäjä, jolle Jukka teki miksaus- ja masterointitöitä:

"Jukalla on hyvä korva sekä utelias ja ennakkoluuloton mieli, jotka yhdistyvät laaja-alaiseen musiikin eri tyylisuuntien tuntemukseen. Tämä kuuluu hänen tuottamassaan, säveltämässään ja esittämässään musiikissa. Yhteistyökumppanina Jukka on äärimmäisen huumorintajuinen, mutkaton ja avulias työpari.

Minulla oli ilo saada Jukka miksaajana ja masteroijana mukaan toteuttamaan eklektistä kitaravetoista instrumentaalirock-levyäni ja nauttia hänen studiotyöskentelyn osaamisestaan. Suosittelen lämpimästi Jukkaa vastaaviin projekteihin!"

Tuukka Tammi, basisti, jonka bändille Jukka äänitti ja miksasi 60-luvun Surf-henkisen demon:

"Jukka on äänittäjänä ja tuottajana tasapainoinen yhdistelmä tietoa, taitoa ja kärsivällisyyttä. Kysyttäessä mieheltä löytyy myös mielipide, mutta sitä hän ei väkisin tyrkytä."

Tommy Tauriola, laulaja, jonka kanssa Jukka on tehnyt yhteistyötä livenä ja studiossa:

"Having worked with Jukka on various projects since 2009, I am pleased to say, that he treats any fellow musician with deep respect and enthusiasm.

No matter if they are seasoned hard-core professional musicians or crude beginners that are just taking their first steps within the industry, you can be sure Jukka will be able to bring his excellent vision into any production. That said, Jukka is very open and flexible, and will always give room to the artist to grow and showcase his/her skills, whatever the production.

I have trusted Jukka on several occasions both on stage as well as with some very personal projects and he has always demonstrated the same kind of skill, dedication and excellence. I would not hesitate a second to work on any music-related projects with Jukka again."

Shalyn Tanny, singer & songwriter whom Jukka has done arranging and mixing for: 

"Jukka has a wonderful ear for instruments and rhythm that makes a song stand out. He connects with the artist and song, making his feedback and suggestions valuable. But also listens and applies well to what the artist wants."

"Ylpeä isä ja onnekas poika" kertovat kitaratunneista Jukan kanssa:

"Jukka on vuoden päivät opettanut 16-v Mikaelia sähkökitaran saloihin. Mikael oli nuorempana saanut hieman oppia klassisen kitaran soittoon ja sittemmin jättänyt enemmän musiikkiharjoittelun urheilemisen vuoksi, palasi sähkökitaran pariin vuotta ennen Jukan oppiin tulemista. Jukka on paitsi antanut erittäin ammattitaitoista opetusta, innoittanut Mikaelin monipuoliseen musiikin harrastamiseen; sen historiaan ja oman luovuuden kehittämiseen. Jukan oppilasta kunnioittava ote luo vastavuoroisen ilmapiirin ja Mikael ei tule koskaan unohtamaan minkä kaiken Jukka hänelle antoi. Kehitys on ollut korviinpistävää ja nuorukaisemme harjoittelee nyt toista tuntia päivässä."

Catharina Zühlke, Idols-kisasta tuttu solisti, jonka lauluäänitteitä Jukka on miksannut ja jonka bändissä Jukka on tuurannut bassossa tulevaisuuden levytyssuunnitelmissa avustamisen lisäksi.

"Jukka Packalen on todella monipuolinen, luotettava ja erittäin vahva musiikinalan ammattilainen. Jukan laaja-alainen osaaminen, sekä hänen monipuolinen tietotaito on hyvin vakuuttavaa. Jukan kanssa työskentely on ollut minulle suuri ilo ja kunnia."

Matti Äijänen, kitaristi ja säveltäjä, jonka kanssa Jukka soitti kahdessa bändissä ja jolle hän teki lauluäänityksiä:

"Jukka is an extraordinary talent, and from his work you can really see and hear his 30+ year experience on performing and producing music. Besides being phenomenal player of different stringed instruments, I would say he is first and foremost a musician. Great ear, awareness of what makes a great tone, thorough understanding of different musical styles, deep knowledge of studio technology and true love for the music. 

I've had a privilege to work with Jukka both on band situation and as a musician utilizing his production and recording skills, and I can honestly say that I was always amazed from the quality of his work. Plus, he's super-nice guy to work with - patient, always helpful and with a great twisted sense of humour. Highly recommended."