Finnish guitar wizard Jartse Tuominen is not only an exceptionally talented musician but also an ingenious composer and a devoted producer with style and sophistication. His band Jartse Tuominen Group, is formed of the best Finnish musicians. Jartse´s music is instrumental rock with a jazzy flavor.
"How to describe his music? Let´s assume that Billy Cobham, Steve Gadd, Al Di Meola, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan and Jaco Pastorius were in the audience at a Jartse Tuominen gig. They would certainly recognize aspects of their own music, but they would not be able to keep their butts on the bench." (Guitar Nine News)
Jartse Tuominen released his fifth solo album “Untold Stories” in Finland on February 2016 and in other European countries & Japan on March 2016. Album will be available in USA & Canada on April 8th. Untold Stories tour started from Finland in February and continues to Germany and USA in the spring-summer. Music video “Time to Go” from Untold Stories was released in January 2016 and is distributed worldwide. Promotion in magazines, radios, newspapers and webzines started in February 2016.
European music Magazines have named Jartse as one of the best guitarists in Europe at the moment. Gibson guitars and Mesa/Boogie amps have also noticed his passion and talent and made endorsement deals with him. During his career Jartse has made five CD's of his own. He has been working on over 100 CD's as a musician, composer or producer. He has also made music for movies, TV-programs and commercials. Two of his soundtracks have reached gold record status.
Jartse has performed and toured with top musicians from all over the world (Joe Satriani, Jackson Browne, Doobie Brothers, Status Quo drummer John Coghland, Augie Meyers and many more).
Jartse Tuominen Group is formed of the very best Finnish musicians; Anssi Nykänen (No.1 session & live drummer in Finland), Harri Rantanen (one of the most experienced studio bassists in Finland) & Pekka Siistonen (conductor, composer & musician). On tour 2016 Jartse will perform with Rami Eskelinen (Gil Evans, Trio Töykeät, Piirpauke), Jari Heino / Jukka Kampman / Joeri Hommerson (experienced session bassists and live performers) & Pekka Siistonen (TTT). Jartse also recorded few songs to Untold Stories with his brilliant American musician colleagues: drummer Brannen Temple (G3, Robben Ford, Eric Burdon, Lizz Wright, Dixie Chicks) and bassist Steve Bernal (an experienced session bassist and live performer).
Jartse's most famous and successful bands before Jartse Tuominen Group have been Takala Project in the 90´s (progressive rock with jazzy flavor). Indiana, a very popular pop band that had many No. 1 hits in Finland and it participated Eurovision song contest in 1994. Travel Bros, an acoustic duo, which was one of the most popular bands in Finland in the 90´s. Heavy band Outburst in 80´s was one of the first Finnish bands that had fans all over the world. We can't forget that Jartse played at Salt Lake City Olympic games in 2002 with his band Jartse Tuominen Group as well.
Jartse founded GTR-tour in Finland in 2005. Ever since, these sold out Tours / Festivals have gathered together finest Finnish guitarists and musicians. GTR-tour is one of the most popular festivals among guitar players in Finland and it is expected to expand in Germany. Next festival takes place in Finland on March 25th 2017.
Jartse has been doing his career in USA for the past 18 years. The plan for the next years is to make new albums and several tours in Europe and USA.
“Finnish guitarist Jartse Tuominen is definitely "the next thing" the ultimate star at guitar cosmos!” -German Music News 14.3.2016.