The timelessly modern Tuomo Uusitalo Trio embarks on a Jazz Federation tour in March


Led by pianist Tuomo Uusitalo, who has been active in New York since 2012 and recently returned to Finland, the trio will be performing concerts across Finland in March.

Tuomo Uusitalo Trio, comprised of Uusitalo, bassist Juuso Rinta, and drummer Roope Kantonen, was chosen as the Artist of the Year at last year’s Pori Jazz Festival. The trio represents a blend of traditional and modern piano trio sound, featuring both jazz standards and original compositions penned by all three members. Produced by Finnish Jazz Federation, the tour will take the band to eight different locations: Espoo, Savonlinna, Tornio, Raahe, Joensuu, Kuopio, Oulu, and Turku.

The original music of Tuomo Uusitalo Trio can be heard on their debut album Homecoming, released in October 2023 by the Spanish record label Fresh Sound Records. Aptly named, the album reflects Uusitalo’s years in New York, with influences ranging from master pianists like Bud Powell and Red Garland to the playful angularity of Thelonious Monk, which shines through in the trio’s performances.

Tuomo Uusitalo Trio

Tuomo Uusitalo – piano
Juuso Rinta – double bass
Roope Kantonen – drums

Concert Venues and Dates

Fri 15.3. at 6:00 PM Espoo, Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden / April Jazz Club
Sat 16.3. at 7:00 PM Savonlinna, Kulttuurikellari / Olavin Jazz ry
Sun 17.3. at 3:00 PM Tornio, Aineen taidemuseo / Riverside Jazz ry
Mon 18.3. at 7:00 PM Raahe, Friemanin talo / Rajatsi ry
Tue 19.3. at 7:00 PM Joensuu, Pakkahuone / Jazzkerho -76 ry
Wed 20.3. at 7:00 PM Kuopio, King´s Crown / Kuopio Jazz & Blues ry
Thu 21.3. at 6:00 PM Oulu, Teatterikuoppa / Oulun Musiikkijuhlat
Fri 22.3. at 7:00 PM Turku, Logomon Move-sali / Flame Jazz

Jazz – heard and seen!

Finnish Jazz Federation’s essential form of operation is national touring. The annual touring activities enable approximately 100 concerts in 40 different locations all over Finland. The concerts mainly take place in their member organizations. Four of the tours are in-house productions, and five are produced in co-operation with external producers.

Photo: Meri Björn