Jimi Tenor was born as Lassi Lehto in 1965 in Lahti, Finland. He lived in Berlin, New York and London until he returned there in 2005. Working in the boundary zone between Jazz, House and experimental pop, Tenor has recorded an album with the African music legend Tony Allen (»Inspiration Information 4«, 2009), among others, and has collaborated with several orchestras. His passion for self-made instruments is also apparent in the album »Itetune« (2011). In 2014 he received the John Peel Play More Jazz Award.