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Jukka Backlund
Jukka Backlund in studio with Sunrise Avenue's Samu Haber.jpg
Jukka Backlund in the studio with Sunrise Avenue's Samu Haber
Background information
Born 30 December 1982 (1982-12-30) (age 38)
Helsinki, Finland
Origin Finland
Genres Rock
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • record producer
Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • piano
  • drums
  • vocals
  • guitar
  • bass
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts

Jukka Henri Kristian Backlund (born 30 December 1982, Helsinki) is a Finnish music producer and multi-instrumentalist. Backlund was previously a member of the Finnish rock band Sunrise Avenue, where he played keyboards. He is best known for producing their first album, On the Way to Wonderland, which is the best-selling international debut from Finland. Many of the songs on the album were co-written by Backlund and the lead singer Samu Haber, including the singles "Fairytale Gone Bad" and "Forever Yours".

As a musician, Backlund has worked as a bandleader and keyboardist for numerous artists since he started his professional career in 1998. In 2011, he founded the pop-fusion band DEAD SIRIUS 3000 with his brother Tapio Backlund and guitarist Petteri Sariola. In this band, Backlund plays drums.

Backlund started studying classical piano at the age of five. Later, he studied jazz and musical composition in the youth department of Sibelius Academy. His father was jazz musician Kaj Backlund.

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