The focus for quite a few Jazz fans has shifted to Tuomas A. Turunen due to the defining role his playing assumes in the Emil Brandqvist Trio, currently one of Europe’s most successful piano trio. For instance, the highly acclaimed group was able to celebrate a nomination for an ECHO JAZZ award with its next-to-last album “Seascapes”; the current album “Falling Crystals” climbed to rank No. 7 on the German Jazz Charts. The pianist appeared on both albums not only as soloist but as composer, too. Among his teachers during training in Gothenburg, Sweden was Anders Jormin, a renowned bass player and composer in his own right. In 2010 Turunen received the Special Jury Prize for the Piano Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Though currently residing in the south of France, in the fall of 2017 this native of Finland retreated to the famous ARTE SUONO Studio in Udine, Italy to record a solo album with the legendary soun....... more