Native of Kesälahti, North Karelia, Tuomas Juhani Turunen (b. 1985) is a pianist and a composer based in Helsinki. Turunen started his studies at the jazz department of Sibelius Academy in 2005, studying under the instruction of Jarmo Savolainen, Jukkis Uotila and Seppo Kantonen, among others.
Turunen works as a freelance pianist, performing both in Finland and abroad regularly. A composer and an arranger in several different bands, group sizes ranging from solo to big bands, Turunen collaborates actively with some of the best artists of his generation in Finland and Sweden. He plays, among others, in such groups as Elena & The Rom Ensemble, Aili Ikonen Tribute to Ella, Anna Inginmaa & Tuomas J. Turunen duo, Fifth Avenue and the Air Force Big Band.
He appears on the following jazz recordings: Fifth Avenue - Tales (Groovy Records 2015) Elena Mindru - Evening In Romania (EM Records 2014), Aili Ikonen - Tribute To Ella (Fredriksson Music 2013), Nina Mya - Flying Solo (Fredriksson Music 2012) ja William Suvanne - Indian Curry (Inkkari 2007).