Melancholy and playfulness from Denmark’s great jazz singer.
Spontaneity, improvisation, and the pure joy of making music are key words for Sinne Eeg. Her distinctive voice and emotional expression have won her many awards, among others the Danish Music Awards for 2014, and she has sung her way into the hearts of audiences both at home and throughout the world. ‘Eeg’s balanced sound, intuitive timing, and skilful phrasing are of a rare calibre’ the jury observed when she received Queen Ingrid’s Honorary Award last year.
Artists like Nancy Wilson, Betty Carter, and Sarah Vaughan are of profound inspiration to her as a singer while she simultaneously possesses a distinctive character and soft and melancholic darkness in her expression. Sinne Eeg also has a close relationship to Ella Fitzgerald, who would have turned 100 years this year, and she has performed a great number of songs from the repertoire of the American queen of jazz.
– When I’m in front of the audience I often forget myself and let go of all shyness and vanity. To me, that’s when the magic of the music appears, she says. She brings along an eminent trio of musicians to Logen, where they will perform a variety of their own songs and other artists’ compositions.
Sinne Eeg vocal
Jacob Christoffersen piano
Lennart Ginman bass
Zoltan Czörsz drums
Supported by the Oticon Foundation