Tuomas Juhani Turunen is a pianist and composer from Helsinki. Turunen begun his studies at the renowed Sibelius Academy jazz department at 2005, where he has been taught by Jarmo Savolainen, Jukkis Uotila, Jim Beard and Seppo Kantonen among others. Recent years he has been working as an active freelance pianist in various ensembles ranging from solo piano to small ensembles and big band performing in Finland and other countries in Europe. He has also composed and arranged music for big band and small combos. His most active bands include Elena & The Rom Ensemble, Fifth Avenue, Aili Ikonen Tribute to Ella, Anna Inginmaa & Tuomas J. Turunen duo and The Finnish Airforce Big Band.