• Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Finland Institute Of Technology
  • Composing & arranging, Berklee College of Music, Boston
  • Orff-Schulwerk Certificate & National Teacher’s Examination (NTE) in music
  • Private studies with: Otto Donner, Charlie Banacos & Jimmy Owens

Composing – Recording – Performing

  • Main instruments: Morrison Digital Trumpet, Piano & Keyboards, Tenor Recorder
  • Composer & arranger of music for Jazz & Latin groups, from big bands to small groups
  • Award winning soundtrack composer of music for independent films, documentaries, corporate videos and advertisements at own “MUSIC VISION” Studio
  • Award winning arranger of music for children’s groups of all sizes and ages
  • Several feature recordings with own groups, featuring original Jazz, Latin & Ethnic songs


  • Music teacher and band director in San Francisco Bay Area schools, 1979-present
  • Instructor at music camps & workshops in Finland and San Francisco Bay Area

Awards & Honors

  • Selected Finland’s #1 trumpet player in “Rytmi Magazine” polls in 1970’s
  • Rockefeller Foundation’s Excellence in Arts Award & Koret Performing Arts Award for children’s music in 1980’s in San Francisco
  • Artist Awards and Grants for composing in Finland in 1970’s


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