- Antti Hevosmaa - Trumpet, Electronics, Vocals
- Heikki Selamo - Guitar, Electronics, Vocals
- Erik Heikkinen - Drums, Percussion
'Electronic, sometimes psychedelic and extremely elegant melange of jazz.' - Rumba Magazine (Finland)
An expansive sound from this young Finnish trio, led by Antti Hevosmaa on trumpet, Heikki Selamo on guitar and Erik Heikkinen on percussion. For a bassless trio, Virta create a huge soundscape; expressive, avant garde & eminently fresh with an occasional nod to fellow Scandinavian sonic experimenters Nils Petter Molvaer & Jaga Jazzist. A unit since 2011, their playing is characterized by skillful musicianship and inventive use of electronic effects, with occasional atmospheric vocals from Antti. Virta have gained reputation as a fierce live ensemble, with stand out performances at Pori Jazz in Finland and Match&Fuse Festival in Norway.