Jukka Nykänen has performed several times, e.g. at Helsinki Festival, Espoo International Piano Week, Kuhmo Chamber Music and Turku and Mänttä Music Festival. In addition, he has played as a soloist e.g. with the Helsinki and Kuopio City Orchestras, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Finnish National Opera Orchestra and the Vantaa Entertainment Orchestra.
Nykänen has released two solo albums and composed e.g. several musicals. In recent years, he has also become known to the public as a presenter for the RSO’s televised concerts. In 2014, he was awarded the Finland