Tuomo Uusitalo is an award-winning pianist, composer, arranger and educator.
Having released two albums as a leader, and appearing on numerous albums as a
sideman, he has established himself in the New York jazz scene, and continues
touring internationally both as a leader as well as sideman.
Born in Tampere, Finland, Tuomo Uusitalo started to play piano at the age of 6. As a
teenager he played different types of music from classical to pop/rock, and soon
became fascinated by Jazz and the thrilling possibilities of spontaneous improvisation.
While studying music in Graz, Austria (University of Music and Performing Arts, the
oldest jazz institute in Europe), Tuomo already had the chance to work and perform
with many jazz legends including Bob Brookmeyer, Billy Hart, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy
Cobb and Jim Rotondi, as well as many other well known jazz artists such as Steve
Waterman, Riccardo del Fra, Wayne Darling, Juan Garcia-Herreros, Howard
Curtis, Stjepko Gut, Charlie Miklin and many others