One of the most famous jazz artists from Finland known for his association with Finnish jazz trio Trio Töykeät.
He attended the Sibelius Academy, studying piano in its jazz department. He also studied classical piano at the Manhattan School of Music.
He was recognized for Concerto for Piano and Concerto in G♯ΔA♭, as well as other classical pieces.
His parents were residing in Helsinki, Finland's capital and largest city, when he was born.
He and Finnish guitarist Andy McCoy were contemporaries.