Trumpetist Timo Paasonen (b. 1961) is not only an old hand in a variety of jazz projects and big bands but he is also keen on expanding and sharing his skills. He is excited about his work at UMO but also about teaching young trumpeters at the Helsinki Pop and Jazz Conservatory. Currently Timo Paasonen plays in Lohja Big Band and the singer Maarit Hurmerinta’s band. He also works as a freelancer in different projects within the greater Helsinki region.