Ilkka Arola (b. 1988) is a Finnish trumpet player who writes music full of powerful stories, strong rhythms and cinematic soundscapes.
Ilkka Arola started as a jazz musician but he nowadays sees himself more as a crossover artist always looking for new interesting music to get inspired from. Traveling in Middle East and Africa has had a great impact on his music as well as recognizing his own roots in Nordic culture. His special Quartertone trumpet and flugelhorn allow him to play Arabic maqams and other microtonal music.