Late's Brutal Mono is a jazz septet founded in early 1990's by a group of jazz oriented musicians from Tampere Conservatoire: Sami Siikala (trumpet), Petri Nieminen (altosax, baritonesax), Jukka Hänninen (tenorsax), Jouni Joronen (piano), Lauri Hannu (guitar), Jaan Wessmann (bass), and Johan Willgrén (drums).
The aim of the band is to play new music without the burden of classical music but with some aspects of jazz tradition included. The music, written by Lauri Hannu, consists of free structures and shapes as well as strictly formatted material.
Late's Brutal Mono has been on hiatus since 1995 when they performed at the Tampere Jazz Happening. The show was recorded and subsequently (9/9/99) released on CD under the clever title “Late's Brutal Mono Live At The Tampere Jazz Happening”.