I am a bass player from Helsinki, Finland. I’m busy in the Finnish jazz scene and currently play in groups such as Lithium, Bowman Trio, Laura Annika Quartet and Jonne Taavitsainen Threedom, among others. I’m also leading my own group Joonas Tuuri Quartet.
I have a privilege to play with some accomplished European contemporary jazz musicians such as Alexi Tuomarila and André Fernandes and I also have played for example with Harold Mabern, Joe Farnsworth, Jim Rotondi and Renato Chicco. From the Finnish top jazz musicians I have played (in addition to Tuomarila) for instance with Manuel Dunkel, Mika Kallio, Markku Ounaskari, Joonas Haavisto and Olli Ahvenlahti.
‘’The lyrical ’Shadows’ brings a rhythmic flavor of Northeast Brazil, the Baião, that adds beautifully to the palette of colors and atmospheres of the album – pay attention to Joonas’ solo (bass), full of intent and personality.’’
– Chico Pinheiro, 2017 in the liner note of Lithium ‘’Red’’
‘’Tuuri used his plentiful solo space in a very mature way, respecting in a humble way the atmosphere of each song.’’
– Pentti Ronkanen, 2016, SuomiJazz.com