Jukka Viitasaari (b. 1961), M.E., is a former Finnish classroom teacher with a musical background (including studies in music theory, rock, jazz, and low brass instruments.) His instruments are the tuba and the guitar and he has composed dozens of pieces for windbands of various forms of which about 60+ have been published in Finland and several other by the Dutch publisher Bronsheim Muziekuitguiverij and the US TRN & BRS-Music.
In 2000, the Finnish Conservatory Bands Puhuri and Junior Big Band released the first CD featuring his (big)band music: "Born in the Sauna, the music of Jukka Viitasaari".
He is also a dedicated amateur rock guitarist, playing covers in the 70`s Show and Lets Eppelin. The Finnish Central Council Of Arts granted him a stipend to compose in 2002 and 2005 as did the Finnish Cultural Foundation in 2007.