Kaisa Mäensivu

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Kaisa Mäensivu is a Finnish double bass player and composer. She is currently based in New York, where she finished her Master's degree at Manhattan School of Music in May 2017. She studied in the guidance of teachers and professors such as Dave Liebman and Phil Markowitz. During her career Kaisa has been awarded with multiple awards and grants. In the Spring 2018 Kaisa won the 1st prize in Riga Jazz Stage international bass contest. In 2017 she won the Kauko Viitamäki - award as an accomplished jazz musician. In 2017 she also won the third prize in the Esko Linnavalli - big band composing competition. She plays with a wide array of artists in both the U.S and Europe, and also leads her own jazz quartet Kaisa's Machine, which released its debut album ’In the key of K’ via Eclipse Music in December 2017.