Olli Soikkeli was born in Nurmes, Finland in 1991. Now based in New York City. He started playing guitar at age of 12. After a few years of playing Olli was introduced to the music of great Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz has been Olli's main focus ever since. Soon Olli was playing in jazz clubs and festivals all around Finland.
Despite his young age he's already played with stars such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Stochelo Rosenberg, Tommy Emmanuel, Andreas Oberg, Cyrille Aimee, Anat Cohen, Antti Sarpila and Marian Petrescu. In 2011 Olli recorded his first album "Trois Generations" with Hot Club de Finlande and Vitali Imereli and in 2012 he recorded his second album "Kouvola Junction" with Paulus Schafer and Arnoud van den Berg. 2014 Rhythm Future Quartet's debut album was released. The Wall Street Journal wrote "Olli Soikkeli, a riveting finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django" "Traditional Jazz talent Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli" - Vanity Fair